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Didactic Program in Dietetics American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Student Counseling Service)
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree (College of Veterinary Medicine)
Those who come to Iowa State University to major in agricultural disciplines should think of themselves not only as students but also as active participants in the future of farming and related areas. The institution’s commitment to training tomorrow’s leaders is exemplified in a senior-level capstone course fondly known as Ag450 Farm. Students get to manage the operations of the university’s 1,400-acre farm complete with corn, soybeans and pigs—oh my! Talk about putting the problem solving, decision-making, and communication skills learned in class to use. As a land-grant institution, the university focuses much of its agricultural research efforts on advances that will help the people of Iowa. However, Iowa State is also quite active on the global level and encourages studying abroad. More than 400 students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) traveled last year, doing everything from studying soil and crops in Costa Rica to examining agricultural world markets in Spain. The combination of thorough classroom training and hands-on experience prepares Iowa State agricultural students for post-graduation success. Nearly 98 percent of CALS graduates reported they were working, continuing their education, or serving in the military within six months of receiving their diplomas. The annual Agriculture and Life Sciences Fall Career Day brings more than 250 employers directly to campus, making the event one of the largest of its kind in the nation.
I have been able to explore classes within several different departments and programs in Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, including agricultural business, economics, animal science, and meat science. Each time I have been impressed by the willingness of the faculty to keep students actively engaged and challenged. Also, meeting students from all parts of Iowa and beyond has been a highlight. The opportunity to travel and study abroad is a major strength of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Another is how students are prepared for their careers after school through internships and co-ops. High placement rates equal high levels of preparedness and professionalism.
Iowa State University has truly been a home away from home. Nestled on a beautiful and spacious campus, Iowa State offers a unique learning environment that is comfortable, yet challenges students to be better scholars and problem solvers. This real-world experience has been instrumental in helping me prepare for a future career and has played a major role in encouraging me to reach higher goals, such as advancing to graduate school. While Iowa State University has become my home, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has provided me with a sense of community. The college faculty, staff, students, and alumni within the agriculture program made me feel welcome and have served as my mentors throughout my four years at Iowa State.
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