As one of the oldest and most prestigious land-grant colleges, the College of Agricultural and Life sciences continues to engage its students in the search for practical solutions to real-world problems. CALS offers 24 majors that lead to careers and opportunities focused on the six priority themes of the college. The Office of Academic Affairs is a key resource in helping students navigate the wealth of possibilities found in CALS.
Office of Academic Affairs
Simply put, our mission in the Office of Academic Affairs is to provide each student with excellent learning opportunities that promote personal and professional development. We offer a variety of services to help you at every point in your academic career, from pre-college through graduate studies.
To connect with top employers and prestigious graduate and professional schools, or to explore career interests and develop skills that will make you successful as you seek employment or further your education, visit CALS Career Services. Employers are invited to learn ways to connect with our students.
We value the different backgrounds and cultures our students bring to CALS, and want all students to feel welcome and contribute to the CALS community. Learn about college and campus resources that support equity and inclusion.
Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC)
A short-term, hands-on program that provides students with the knowledge needed to manage or work in farming and related agribusinesses.
Financing Your Education
Find information about how to apply for scholarships and managing the costs of a college education.
CALS students participate in many extracurricular activities, such as Honors, Student Organizations, and mentored research experiences. Find your place of engagement through the wealth of activities offered by CALS.
Are you interested in extending learning beyond the classroom? Visit the CALS Study Abroad Office. With advising during your program selection, preparation, and return, the CALS Study Abroad Office is ready to guide you on your journey.
Transitional Advising and Outreach Services
Are you still unsure about your major, or interested in exploring different options relating to life sciences? Make an appointment to visit with an advisor in the CALS Transitional Advising and Outreach Services unit, and find information about transferring into CALS.
The Office of Academic Affairs is the place to go for clarity on Curriculum. Our staff is available to help students navigate academic policy, degree progress questions, and anything related to the process of graduation. If you have a question, call us at (608) 262-3003, email us or come visit with the Dean on Call (Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-3:30 pm) in 116 Ag Hall. No appointment is necessary to visit the Dean on Call, and they can be helpful in addressing many different situations, and referring to appropriate resources.
Transfer workshops are held during the academic year starting, mid-September through the end of November and again early-February thru mid-April. They are held on Mondays and Tuesdays starting at 3:30pm.
Spring 2017 Workshops
February dates: 6, 7, 13, 21, 27
March dates: 7, 13, 28
April dates: 3, 11, 17, 24, 25
NOTE: When signing up for a transfer session, please write down your date as soon as you sign up. There will be no email reminder of your date sent to you. If you have any questions, or need to re-schedule your transfer session please contact us at CALS Academic Affairs at 262-3003, or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before your session.
For more information about transferring, please see our FAQ.
For more information, please see our FAQ.