Brenna Daly is an active equestrian and aspiring veterinarian completing her undergraduate years at UConn. She is a double major in animal science and pathobiology and veterinary sciences in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. Here is what Brenna said about her experiences as a CAHNR student.
What attracted you to UConn? UConn was one of my top choices when applying to college. The University has a lot to offer undergrads. One of the main reasons why I chose UConn is because it has a great reputation for getting students into vet school. I always knew that I wanted to be a veterinarian, so I was very interested in the pre-vet program.
I also liked that the animal barns were right on campus. Many other state schools have the animal facilities at a separate location, so the access to animals is quite convenient.
Why did you choose your particular major? I am a double major in animal science and pathobiology and veterinary sciences. These two programs complement each other extremely well and are great preparation for vet school.
The animal science and pathobiology department are both relatively small so you can get a small school feel even though the UConn campus itself is immense. Additionally, I have noticed that the entire faculty is supportive and knowledgeable.
Which one of your UConn activities, internships or jobs was the most memorable? Why? My most memorable job has been working in the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory or CVMDL. I started here at the beginning of my freshman year and have worked there ever since.
As part of a collaboration between the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), students may now choose to pursue a degree in environmental studies as well as environmental sciences. The environmental studies degree is the first Bachelor of Arts degree within CAHNR.
The environmental sciences degree has been offered through both colleges since 1994, where the focus is on the biophysical sciences. Students in the new environmental studies major concentrate more in the social sciences and humanities, but are allowed the flexibility to choose areas of focus particular to their own interests.
Students majoring in environmental studies will prepare for careers in a variety of fields, including environmental regulation and policy making, law, journalism, as well as working with non-profit or government organizations. Students may also work on environmental issues within other fields such as healthcare. (more…)