To graduate, all UGA students must engage in hands-on, experiential learning within a domestic or global setting. Although experiential learning became a university requirement in 2016, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has always prioritized enriching students' academic careers with experiential learning opportunities. In fact, it’s an integral part of our Deans’ Promise initiative.
The experiential learning requirement allows students to gain real-world experience, broaden their horizons and become more marketable to employers through several curricular options. CAES offers a range of courses and activities that support internships, research, service-learning, study abroad, field study, and other hands-on specialty experiences.
CAES students should visit the website of the Office of Experiential Learning for a full list of approved EL courses and non-credit activities. Students should also discuss their EL options with their academic advisor.
CAES Experiential Learning Opportunities
Experiential Learning Courses
Students may also take ANY course that is approved to fulfill the experiential learning requirement for CAES. For a full list of approved courses, visit the Office of Experiential Learning's website and select "College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences" from the dropdown.
Our Deans' Promise initiative states:
Every student in our college will have the opportunity to enrich their college experience beyond the classroom.
Deans' Promise opportunities include:
- Study Abroad