Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture

The Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture emphasizes “hands-on learning” and is a gem hidden among the larger schools at the University of Connecticut. The School was established in 1941 with trust money from the Ratcliffe Hicks estate. Mr. Hicks (1843-1906) left instructions in his will to start an agricultural school to encourage and support farming in New England. The School offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in a wide variety of disciplines within the plant and animal science majors.

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Fall Open Houses

Are you a prospective student interested in one of our majors? Visit us during one of the Fall Open Houses and talk to faculty and current students. Register online for Sunday, September 20th or Sunday, October 18th. You can also view the day's events and plan your day!