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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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Welcome to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)

1305 Undergraduate Students (Fall 2013)

16 Majors, 18 Minors, 18 Concentrations

First year retention rating: 90.4% (Fall 2012)

73 full time faculty

CALS offers courses in a wide variety of areas; life, plant, human nutrition and food, animal, communities, communication and the environment.


Animal & Veterinary Sciences


Dairy Production ~ Equine Science ~ Zoo, Exotic & Companion Animals ~ Pre-Veterinary

Internship and Job Opportunities
Kentucky Equine Management Internship ~ Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory ~ New England Aquarium ~ Cincinnati Zoo ~ Tufts - Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine ~ African Impact (Zimbabwe, Africa / wildlife conservation)

* Practical experience is gained through research projects, classes with labs, and a variety of internship opportunities.

* High quality education focused on domestic animals and our responsibility to their health and welfare as they serve humankind through agriculture, recreation, companionship, and biomedical science.


Biochemistry and Biological Science


Biochemistry ~ Biological Science

Internship and Job Opportunities
Medicine ~ Bio-Medical Research ~ Academia ~ Law ~ Business ~ Scientific Journalism ~ Pharmacology ~ Government Agencies

* Study of the molecular interactions that guide many processes involved in living organisms.

* Connect many different fields of science, from quantum physics to molecular biology.

* The formal study of life, exploration, and cutting edge advances in technology.


Community Development and Applied Economics


Community Entrepreneurship ~ Community and International Development~ Public Communications

Internship and Job Opportunities
Vermont Business for Social Responsibility ~ Seven Days Newspaper ~ Women Helping Battered Women ~ WCAX - TV ~ Burton Snowboards

* Hands-on real-world projects with classroom reflection, service learning courses, and international programs.

* Learn how to support local, regional and international communities through research, education, and outreach.


Environmental Science and Studies


Environmental Sciences ~ Environmental Studies

Internship and Job Opportunities
Academia ~ Agency of Human Services ~ U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ~ Green Mountain Club

* Students and faculty work closely in the field and laboratory to delve into the outdoors, science, and creating solutions to environmental issues.

* Diverse areas to do research and field opportunities in Vermont: from bogs to mountain tops.


Microbiology and Molecular Genetics


Microbiology ~ Molecular Genetics

Internship and Job Opportunities
Department of Health Microbiology labs ~ PBM Nutritionals ~ Biotechnology Companies ~ Bar Harbor Laboratories in Maine

* Small close knit community; cutting edge research projects; amazing opportunities with the College of Medicine.

* First year Colloquium designed to enhance student -faculty interaction about educational and research opportunities.


Nutrition and Food Sciences

Nutrition ~ Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Sciences

Internship and Job Opportunities
Fletcher Allen Health Care ~ Bakeries ~ Nursing Homes ~ Women, Infants and Children programs ~ Department of Health ~ Ben and Jerry's

* Understanding of the sociological, cultural, and behavioral forces that influence attitudes about food and nutrition in the real world.


Plant Biology & Plant and Soil Science

Plant Biology & Plant and Soil Science

Ecological Agriculture, Sustainable Landscape Horticulture

Internship and Job Opportunities
New York Botanical Gardens ~ Pharmaceutical Companies ~ Preservation of threatened species projects ~ Herbarium ~ Nurseries ~ Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University ~ Botanical Gardens ~ Shelburne Farms ~ Community Gardening

* Small major courses taught by experts in the Plant Biology (formerly Botany) field with excellent opportunities for hands on research.

* Learn laboratory procedures and techniques while exploring the world of scientific research.

* Plant and Soil ecosystems in the production of plants, the creation of a living landscape, and environmental quality.

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