Personalize Your Plan: A Day in the Life of Daniel Munch ’19

'UConn is a school where opportunities exist no matter your interest,' says Munch, an individualized major.

Daniel Munch ‘19, Livestock Management and Policy (Individualized Major); Resource Economics who is also a "Day in the Life" student swims laps at the Brundage pool on Sept. 6, 2017. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

'UConn is a school where opportunities exist no matter your interest,' says Daniel Munch ‘19, a livestock management and policy individualized major. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Daniel Munch ’19 (CAHNR)
Majors: Livestock Management and Policy (Individualized Major) and Resource Economics

Through his high school involvement in 4-H, the youth outreach program with a focus on agriculture, Daniel Munch got to know UConn professors and was impressed by the strength of UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources (CAHNR).

UConn is really a close-knit community. You always have access to your professors and can build friendships with your peers. It’s a school where opportunities exist no matter your interest.

Once at UConn, his advisor told him about the Individualized Major program, in which students can customize their own plan of study. Munch combined courses in animal science, political science, and resource economics to create his approved major.

“I liked that I was able to gear my studies toward what I wanted to do,” he says.

Munch is a CAHNR Ambassador and also mentors freshmen in the Introduction to Animal Science class, helping them train chickens for an annual department show.

Munch added a second major in resource economics to prepare himself to one day run a business in the pet sustainability industry, and is considering pursuing further education in food marketing and policy.