UCONN is well known major-wise for its business, engineering, nursing, and animal science programs. In fact, the University of Connecticut offers a wide variety of majors to accommodate almost any student. There are a few majors or programs that not many people outside of UCONN have heard of. Keep reading for 5 majors you didn’t know existed at UConn!
1. Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)
As a nursing major I was required to take an HDFS class, but this is a major not known to many outside of Storrs. These students study the well-being and development of individuals over the lifespan, from birth to death, physically, socially, and culturally. They can have concentrations in different areas of life and usually go on to work in human services or therapy settings.
2. Eurotech (program)
One of the biggest questions asked by incoming students is “What is Eurotech?” Eurotech students are double majors in German and any engineering concentration in a 5-year program. The fifth year is spent entirely in Germany studying abroad and taking part in an internship. They are currently expanding the program to include France and Spain as well.
3. Ornamental Horticulture and Turfgrass Management
This major is offered through the School of Agriculture. Classes include floral art, golf and athletic field management, and turfgrass irrigation systems. These people go on to do floral arrangements and work as groundskeepers for golf courses and athletic fields and stuff like that.
UCONN is known internationally for puppetry, but many UCONN students think it’s a joke until they get here. The puppet labs are down at Depot Campus, and the Ballard puppetry museum is located in Storrs Center.
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5. Diagnostic Genetic Sciences
To be honest I didn’t know we had this major until I was looking through the list of majors & minors. These students focus on looking at different samples (blood, marrow, bone, DNA, RNA, etc.) to look for diseases and abnormalities. Sounds like an awesome job for anyone interested in lab work and helping the population identify disorders.