Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

From left, UConn students Meghan Allmendingur, John Milczanowski and Aidan Davies – as well as Davies' sister, Sydney Davies – paint the interior of the boat Aidan is restoring for his capstone project in the John Gardner Boathouse at UConn Avery Point

The University of Connecticut at Avery Point is home to a vibrant undergraduate program with dedicated faculty whose excellence in teaching and research is recognized worldwide.

UConn’s rigorous majors prepare you for a lifetime of learning and accomplishment. You can select from a variety of UConn’s 110+ majors, completing your first 54 credits (typically two years) at UConn Avery Point, and then seamlessly transition to UConn’s main campus in Storrs to finish your bachelor’s degree. Or, complete your degree at UConn Avery Point by selecting from a number of four-year degree programs.

Four-Year Degrees at Avery Point

Students can spend four years at Avery Point and complete a degree in:

These degrees are all interdisciplinary, liberal arts programs of study that encourage students to integrate learning across the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. They involve a high degree of experiential learning, including hands-on activities, internships, and undergraduate research. Each program allows students to choose an academic focus on the environment and globalization.

Other Degrees at Avery Point

UConn offers a wide range of academic programs that you can begin at UConn Avery Point. If you select one of these areas of study, you can spend two years at Avery Point and then transition to Storrs to complete your degree.

For more information about selecting an academic program and changing campuses, prospective students should speak to an admissions officer. Current students should speak to their academic advisor.


Many first-year students entering UConn are still exploring their options. If you’re among that group, the Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES) will help you navigate your course of study. ACES also serves as the academic home for UConn’s pre-professional programs, including education and pharmacy.


Minors that can be completed at Avery Point draw on the strength of Avery Point faculty and programs; these include:

  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • English
  • History
  • Marine Biology
  • Maritime Archaeology
  • Native American and Indigenous Studies
  • Oceanography

Visit our course catalog for a listing of all UConn minors, including those that can be started at Avery Point and finished in Storrs.

HIST 2210: History of the Oceans course on a field trip aboard Project Oceanology's Enviro-Lab III at UConn Avery Point