About the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is rooted in tradition. The second oldest of 18 colleges within UGA, CAES was founded in 1859 and has a rich history of advancing students to achieve success in their educational goals through the use and development of cutting-edge technologies.
We're a college of learning, doing, seeing, experiencing, helping and leading. Our small class sizes allow students to get one-on-one attention from world-renowned faculty. Outside of the classroom, our Deans' Promise program ensures every student has the opportunity to become involved in research, study abroad, internships and jobs, leadership and entrepreneurship.
UGA CAES has the highest percentage of students accepted to graduate and professional schools such as medical, law, veterinary, dental, optometry, physician assistant, physical therapy. Because of CAES' approach to hands-on learning, students aren't just sitting in classrooms; they are learning by doing.
Students have the freedom to enhance their learning by providing the opportunity for scholarships. CAES awards over $290,000 to undergraduate students in scholarships each year and 70 percent of undergraduate students who apply for CAES scholarships receive an award. Prospective students interested in CAES majors can apply for scholarships prior to UGA acceptance.
According to a recent forecast, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts over the next five years, the demand for college graduates in agriculture and food industries (including science, technology, business, communication and other positions) will total 57,900 jobs per year. Currently, U.S. colleges of agriculture only produce 35,400 graduates per year, which means jobs are plentiful following graduation.