THE COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGNCaldwell Hall, (706) 542-1816
FAX: (706) 542-4485
Homepage URL: http://www.sed.uga.edu/
Daniel J. Nadenicek, B.S., M.S., B.L.A., M.L.A., Dean
The College of Environment and Design will enlarge UGA's strengths in basic and applied research and teaching relative to the environment. The College will also enhance ecological and environmental programs and opportunities at UGA. The goals of the College include becoming a leading center for creative and responsible research in understanding, planning, design, and management of natural and cultural environments and their interactions; synthesizing information about environments; and providing an atmosphere and location for collaborative cross-disciplinary studies.
The principal units of the College include the School of Environmental Design, the Institute of Ecology, and the Academy of the Environment and Design. The following degrees are administered by the School of Environmental Design: Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Historic Preservation, and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. The Institute of Ecology administers the following degrees: Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Ecology, Master of Science with a major in Ecology, Master of Science with a major in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development, and Bachelor of Science with a major in Ecology. A graduate certificate in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development is also available.
Selected students are permitted to enroll in local and studies abroad programs, and may receive credit towards their degree. See your advisor for details.
The School of Environmental Design
The School of Environmental Design is a center for providing education for those students who wish to play a role in the planning, design, and management of the outdoor environment. The undergraduate program provides professional instruction in landscape architecture.
The discipline of landscape architecture is both an art and a science, and includes the creation and management of environments which meet human needs and are ecologically sensitive. Whether practicing in urban settings or natural environments, the landscape architect's tools blend horticultural, engineering, and artistic skills with an understanding of natural processes and a sense of stewardship.
For a description of the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture core curriculum, see the Programs of Study section of this Bulletin.
Under the internship program, qualified students are given the opportunity to gain experience by working in a professional office under the supervision of a registered landscape architect or related practitioner (architects, engineers, or planners).
Supervised field trips are required of all students in connection with their classes. Students travel at their own expense to designated places of landscape interest in Georgia and adjoining states, accompanied by a member of the teaching staff.
Selected students are permitted to enroll in a studies abroad program and may receive credit towards their degree. In conjunction with the School of Art, the School provides a studio program in Italy offering up to six credit hours of instruction in landscape architecture and three credit hours of instruction in art history.
There are also a limited number of spaces in exchange programs in Australia and England. See your advisor for details.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE CORE CURRICULUM
This program is intended to prepare students for the professional program in landscape architecture. For an explanation and description of the University of Georgia Core Curriculum, see the Programs of Study section of this Bulletin.
The Institute of Ecology
Director: John Gittleman, (706) 583-5537
The Institute of Ecology, long known for its international research reputation, was approved as an academic school of ecology in 1993. The Institute offers 23 courses for undergraduates and encourages students seeking a B.S. degree in Ecology to complement their classroom education by obtaining credits for internship and research experience.
In addition to lab facilities on campus, students can obtain field research experience at three local sites administered through the Institute of Ecology. The Horseshoe Bend Research Area adjacent to campus, the McGarity Wetlands Preserve in the flood plain of the Alcovy River, and the Odum Watershed, a self-contained 120-acre (49 hectare) watershed approximately 20 miles from campus. The Institute of Ecology maintains collaborative relationships with several other regional research laboratories. Tropical intern and research opportunities are available in Costa Rica and Ecuador. The Institute has a long-standing relationship with the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory in Aiken, S.C., the U.S. Forest Service's Coweeta Hydrological Laboratory near Franklin, N.C., and the Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center in southwest Georgia. The Institute supports research in marine and freshwater ecology, ecology, ecological toxicology, evolutionary ecology, conservation biology, landscape ecology, restoration ecology, agroecosystem ecology, systems ecology, and resource management.
For a description of the Bachelor of Science in Ecology core curriculum, see the Programs of Study section of this Bulletin.
Courses of Instruction
Courses for the School of Environment and Design are listed under the following prefixes:
- Ecology (ECOL)
- Environmental Design (EDES)
- Historic Preservation (HIPR)
- Landscape Architecture (LAND)