THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES102 Conner Hall, (706) 542-1611
Fax: (706) 542-2130
Homepage URL: http://www.caes.uga.edu/academics
Jay Scott Angle, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Dean
Josef M. Broder, B.S.A., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Beverly Sparks, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Extension
Robert N. Shulstad, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research
The goal of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences instruction program is to educate students in the agricultural and environmental sciences to meet the needs of agriculture and environmental protection on a regional, national, and international level. Few of the graduates from the College enter farm production careers. More than half pursue careers in business, with both agricultural and non-agricultural firms. Other graduates are employed in government, environmental protection, education, management, finance, research, processing, and manufacturing. The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers 24 degree programs that prepare students for a wide variety of career opportunities.
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is organized to administer its three missions: teaching, research, and service. The Dean and Director has overall administrative responsibility. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs administers the teaching program, the Associate Dean for Research administers the research program of the Agricultural Experiment Stations, and the Associate Dean for Extension administers the public service program of the Cooperative Extension Service. Most of the teaching faculty also have research responsibilities in the Agricultural Experiment Stations.
Administrative offices for the College are located in Conner Hall on South Campus. All courses offered by the College are taught in buildings, laboratories, and greenhouses on South Campus. Several research farms, as well as plant and animal laboratories, are an integral part of the instruction program.
The Science Library and the University Computer Center are also conveniently located on South Campus. Many courses taught in various departments of the College require use of microcomputers and terminals which access University computers. Five microcomputer and word processing laboratories are located in College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences classroom buildings for use by students and faculty.
All undergraduate students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are assigned an academic advisor by the head of the department in which the student will major. New students meet with advisors during orientation sessions and permanent advisors are designated shortly after classes begin. Unspecified and pre-veterinary students will be assigned during new student orientation to an academic department in which they will be advised.
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers five undergraduate degrees: the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.S.A.) with a specified major, the Bachelor of Science in Applied Biotechnology (B.S.A.B.), the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering (B.S.A.E.), the Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering (B.S.B.E.), and the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences (B.S.E.S.). A dual degree program in Biological Engineering and Environmental Health with a five-year course of study is also offered.
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agronomy, animal science, biological engineering, dairy science, entomology, environmental economics, food science, horticulture, biological engineering, plant pathology, poultry science, and toxicology. Additional degrees offered are the Master of Agricultural Economics (M.A.E.), the Master of Agricultural Extension (M.A.Ext.), the Master of Agricultural Leadership (M.A.L.), the Master of Crop and Soil Sciences (M.C.S.S.), the Master of Food Technology (M.F.T.), and the Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management (M.P.P.P.M.).
The Ph.D. degree is offered in agricultural economics, agronomy, animal and dairy science, biological and agricultural engineering, entomology, food science, horticulture, plant pathology, and poultry science. In addition, there are interdisciplinary programs in animal nutrition (physiology, nutrition, and genetics), and toxicology.
See the University of Georgia Core Curriculum.
A list of the majors offered by the College and the requirements for each major may be found in the Programs of Study section of this Bulletin.
Prior to graduation, all undergraduate students entering the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Fall Quarter 1993 or later must take one or more courses to promote their awareness of environmental issues.
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences participates in programs for superior students including the Honors Program. Admission of first-year students is by invitation. Full-time students who are not invited as entering first-year students but who have a cumulative average of 3.7 or better and 14 or more semester hours may request admission to the program. Students transferring from other universities or colleges with a cumulative average of 3.7 should write directly to the director of the Honors Program and request an interview. Students interested in this program should consult the section "Honors Program" in this bulletin.
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' Pre-law Program prepares undergraduate students for law school while they are earning degrees in existing fields of agricultural and environmental science. In this manner, students can major in relevant career-oriented scientific disciplines while perfecting learning skills that will assist them in law school or other advanced degree programs. By identifying skills and courses, students can design their studies to best prepare themselves for careers in law.
The CAES Pre-law Program provides guidance to students on when to take the Law School Admissions Test and reviews the services of the Law School Data Assembly Service. Students who are interested in attending law school or would like more information may contact: Dr. Terry Centner, Agricultural and Applied Economics, 313D Conner Hall, 706-542 - 0756, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' Pre-Medicine Program helps students of all academic majors explore the possibility of attending medical or dental school, move through the application process, and prepare for medical school and the medical profession. Students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who are interested in attending medical school should contact: Dr. Karl Espelie, Entomology Department, 425B Biological Sciences Building, 706-542-2278, email@example.com.
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is deeply interested in the success of every student. At times, personal difficulties may affect academic performance. Support to overcome these difficulties and achieve academic success is available through the Academic Counseling Program. The program is designed to help students with problems that may be affecting the attainment of their academic goals, determine the source(s) of academic difficulties, and identify available resources. For more information about the Academic Counseling Program, contact: Brandon Register, Academic Counselor, 317 Poultry Science Building, 706-583-0499.
In addition to the financial assistance available to all University students, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences provides scholarships, work-study programs and loans to students majoring in the agricultural sciences. For example, opportunity for part-time employment is often available in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences through different academic departments. In addition, there are numerous agricultural scholarships awarded annually in national competitions. Students may apply for these awards through their academic advisors and department heads.
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences scholarships are divided into two categories; college-wide scholarships and departmental scholarships. The college-wide scholarships are open to any student in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Recipients of the college-wide scholarships are selected by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Scholarship Committee. Departmental scholarships are available to students enrolled in a specific department. Recipients of the departmental scholarships are selected by a committee within the departments.
To qualify for College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences scholarships (both college-wide and departmental), a student must be officially enrolled or officially accepted for enrollment in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Information and applications on all College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences scholarships can be obtained by writing: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, 102 Conner Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-7502 or by visiting our web site.
Courses of Instruction
Courses for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are listed under the following prefixes:
- Agricultural and Applied Economics (AAEC)
- Animal and Dairy Science (ADSC)
- Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (AESC)
- Agricultural Communication (AGCM)
- Agricultural Education (AGED)
- Agricultural Leadership (ALDR)
- Applied Technology (APTC)
- Biotechnology (BTEC)
- Crop and Soil Sciences (CRSS)
- Engineering (ENGR)
- Entomology (ENTO)
- Food Science and Technology (FDST)
- Horticulture (HORT)
- Plant Genetics (PGEN)
- Plant Pathology (PATH)
- Poultry Science (POUL)