ARI faculty members have appointments in one or more colleges at the University of Idaho and provide the link between ARI and the colleges. ARI supports graduate and undergraduate student research and education, although ARI does not itself offer degrees. ARI students typically receive degrees from:
- The Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, or
- The Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in the College of Natural Resources.
ARI students are not limited to those colleges. Potential graduate students must first be accepted by the University of Idaho Graduate School and then by the department in which they wish to study.