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.
If you are an incoming first-year or transfer student into the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture, be sure to attend an Orientation session this summer. If you are a returning RHSA student, we look forward to seeing you again this fall.