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The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources offers majors in environmental science; bioresources and bioenergy; engineering; food, animal and nutritional sciences; applied economics and business; education; agriculture; natural resources; and plant sciences. We've highlighted two CFANS majors below. To learn about more U of M major options, visit http://admissions.tc.umn.edu/admissioninfo/fresh_acadprog.html.

Major: Agricultural Education

Description: Majoring in agricultural education provides an understanding of how to work with people in business and education through courses including applied economics, physical and biological sciences, humanities, and communications. Students choose between two exciting specializations within the major:

  • Agricultural Education Teacher Licensure
  • Agricultural Leadership and Communication

Examples of Careers: Agriculture Education Teacher, Communications Specialist, Extension Educator, Corporate Agricultural Associate, Customer Service Representative, and Sales Representative

 

Major: Nutrition

Description: Nutrition explores how nutrients and the foods from which they are derived aid the body in growth and development and in maintaining health and wellness. With the national and international concern for the effects of food an nutrition on health and wellness as a disease, there are many career opportunities for graduates of this program. Students choose from three possible fields of study:

  • Nutrition Studies
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)
  • Nutritional Science

Examples of Careers: Community Health Worker, Nutrition Educator, Assistant Food Editor, Research Scientist, Sports Nutritionist, Nutrition Program Manager, or Dietetic Technician


If you would like to learn more about Agricultural Education or Nutrition, we encourage you to schedule a campus visit at http://admissions.tc.umn.edu/visit. CFANS visits are held every Monday and Friday.

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Please note that our previous blog post switched two of our event dates. Please note that the correct dates are:

Monday, August 6: College of Design Architecture and Landscape Design & Planning
Monday, August 13: College of Design, Housing Studies, Retail Merchandising

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Join us for a College of Liberal Arts Sneak Preview this summer and get an inside look at the University of Minnesota! 

Summer Sneak Previews are designed especially for future freshmen and their families, to give you the opportunity to learn more about the great academics and opportunities at the U of M. 

At a College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Sneak Preview, you will hear from current College of Liberal Arts students about their college experiences, meet faculty and staff, and attend a freshmen seminar. An optional tour of our historic Big Ten campus and state-of-the-art classrooms and facilities will be offered at the end of the day.

College of Liberal Arts Sneak Previews

July 27 and August 3

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Whether you're interested in the social sciences, arts, humanities, and natural sciences--CLA offers 60 majors for you to choose from, in a variety of interest areas. U of M students also have access to a wide selection of great opportunities to enhance their experience both in and out of the classroom, including undergraduate research opportunities, study abroad, career services and more!  Learn more about these great academics and opportunities at a CLA Sneak Preview this summer.


To RSVP for a College of Liberal Arts Sneak Preview, 

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or call our VISITLINE at 612-625-0000 or 1-800-752-0000.

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Join us for a College of Design Sneak Preview this summer and get an inside look at the University of Minnesota! 

If you are interested in the fields of architecture, landscape design and planning, graphic design, interior design, apparel design, retail merchandising, or housing studies, we invite you to come check out one of these exciting events!


Architecture and Landscape Design & Planning Sneak Preview

Monday, August 6, 2012

1:00-5:00 p.m.

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Design, Housing Studies,  & Retail Merchandising Sneak Preview

Monday, August 13, 2012

1:00-5:00 p.m.

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The College of Design is an emerging national and international leader in creative production and multidisciplinary research in a wide variety of design fields. At the Sneak Preview, you will learn about our programs, tour our beautiful campus, and meet some of our professors, students, and staff.


To RSVP for a College of Design Sneak Preview, 

please visit http://z.umn.edu/sneakpreview

or call our VISITLINE at 612-625-0000 or 1-800-752-0000.


We hope to see you on campus soon for one of these exciting events!


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The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources (CFANS) offers majors in environmental science; bioresources and bioenergy; engineering; food, animal and nutritional sciences; applied economics and business; education; agriculture; natural resources; and plant sciences. Below are descriptions of just three of the 14 majors to choose from within CFANS.
        

Major: Horticulture

Description: This major prepares students for a variety of career opportunities including research (plant breeding/genetics); food and plant production (sustainable/organic); plant use and function (design/restoration); or recreation (golf courses/parks). Students gain experience in the use of plants to alter environments, restore damaged landscapes, improve health and well-being of individuals, educate people about science, improve community environments, and provide recreational and practical benefits to the public. Areas of study include Nursery and Floriculture Production, Organic Horticulture and Local Foods, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Restoration Ecology, and Turfgrass Science. 

Examples of Careers: Crew Supervisor, Design Assistant, Environmental Scientist, Farm Apprentice, Assistant Golf Course Superintendent, Horticulturalist, Nursery/Greenhouse Manager, Production Coordinator, or  Project Manager

Major: Fisheries and Wildlife

Description: This major provides students with a broad science background emphasizing biological and environmental sciences along with other course work needed for careers in fisheries, wildlife, conservation biology, and other natural resource and environmental fields. The program also provides students with a fundamental science background needed to enter a wide variety of graduate programs in biological and natural resource sciences as well as professional programs in veterinary medicine, environmental  law, and environmental education. Areas of specialization include:

  • Conservation Biology
  • Fisheries
  • Wildlife 

Examples of Careers: Biological Science Technician, Conservationist, Conservation Officer, Ecological Restoration Specialist, Environmental Biologist, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Educator, Fish Hatchery Manager Naturalist, Wildlife Biologist, or Zoo Biologist

Major: Forest Resources

Description: This major prepares student to plan, implement, and research the management, protection, and sustainable use of forest and related resources and environments, including timber, water, wildlife, recreation, and aesthetic resources. Coursework includes the physical, biological, and social sciences with managerial sciences and policy, field skill development, and technologies for measuring and monitoring natural resources. There are two possible tracks of specialization:

  • Forest Ecosystem Management and Conservation Track
  • Urban and Community Forestry Track

Examples of Careers: Biological Science Technician, Conservationist, Ecological Restoration Specialist, Environmental Biologist, Environmental Consultant, Fish Hatcery Manager Naturalist, Wildlife Biologist, or Zoo Biologist

If you would like to learn more about Horticulture, Fisheries & Wildlife, or Forest Resources, join us at the CFANS Sneak Preview on Monday, July 16! Click here to register today!

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