Prospective Students

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 agricultural, environmental and food sciences through the use and development of cutting-edge technologies in those fields.

CAES embodies the tripartite land-grant mission through:

  • Extension
  • Teaching
  • Research

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 that every student has the opportunity to become involved in experiential learning beyond the classroom.

If you’re focused on getting an education and experiential learning that prepares you for the big picture—what comes after graduation—then CAES is the right place for you. Among the colleges at UGA, CAES has the highest rate of graduates accepted into graduate and professional schools.

According to a recent forecast, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts that 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 a year—there are jobs in agriculture available for our students after graduation.

To find out more about CAES and what we have to offer, please visit the following pages and check out our majors.