University of Georgia - College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Introduction

Agricultural and environmental sciences are only as important as the food you eat, the clothes you wear, and the water and air around you. The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has gathered world-renowned scientists and exceptional students to improve the quality and guard the safety of life's necessities.

CAES is among the best and most established U.S. colleges of agriculture. In its classrooms, Agricultural Experiment Stations, and its statewide network of UGA Cooperative Extension offices, the faculty, and staff of CAES is dedicated to discovering, teaching, and delivering the science required for healthy living to flourish in Georgia.

CAES is one of 18 schools and colleges that make up the University of Georgia. Small, upper-level classes allow students to connect easily with professors. Students can study plants, animals, business, communication, teaching, food science, and the environment. The college focuses on providing a safe food supply, a clean environment, and a better life for everyone. CAES has classrooms, laboratories, and facilities on UGA campuses in Athens, Griffin, and Tifton, Georgia.

Leaders in innovation

We are leading the way in agricultural and environmental innovation to care for our global ecosystems, enrich our communities and equip the next generation of leaders.

Hands-on Learning

No matter the program, we have unique learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom for our students. CAES offers world-class immersive learning experiences, including internships, research opportunities, and study abroad programs. See where CAES can take you and discover how you can unlock your true potential at UGA.

Facts

  • 100% of Poultry Science students have job placements upon graduation
  • 1 out of 3 of our students study abroad
  • 53% of our students receive financial aid
  • #2 Best Agricultural and Horticulture Plant Breeding College
  • 15 countries with study abroad programs
  • #3 for Agricultural Sciences in the U.S.
  • #8 Entomology Program in the World
  • $830,000+ in scholarship funding was provided by our College to CAES students last year
  • 19,940+ Alumni in the CAES Family
  • 850 products have reached the market based on UGA research; over half are plant cultivars, vaccines, and devices that support Georgia agriculture

Diversity Programs

Many Paths, One Mission

The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences welcomes students of all backgrounds and houses faculty and staff across the globe. We are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment for students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds and ethnicities. Our goal is to foster individual growth and strong relationship-building skills that empower our students to contribute and excel in a global society effectively.

Admissions Option 2

First-Year Admissions

UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is the ideal place for students who want a tight-knit, family-oriented college experience with the benefits of a major university. Students can enter CAES as a freshman at the University of Georgia.

To enroll in CAES as a freshman, a student must apply to UGA through the first-year applicant's process. A student can choose to apply Early Action or Regular Decision. Early Action applications focus on a student’s academic achievement, while Regular Decision applications focus on a holistic view of the student.

Even if a student is planning to apply for freshman admission, they may fill out a transfer plan request if they are dual enrolled with a local college while in high school. This will allow students to work with UGA CAES advisors on necessary college coursework for their major at UGA.

Early Action applications are due to UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions by October 15, and regular decision applications are due by January 1.

Transfer Admissions

UGA CAES is the perfect place to experience personalized education while reaping the benefits of being connected with a large university. Students can transfer to any of the three CAES campus locations across Georgia: Athens, Griffin, or Tifton. Students interested in transferring to UGA CAES must meet the following requirements:

  • Athens, Griffin, and Tifton: Graduated from high school at least 12 months before the term of intended enrollment
  • Athens: Completed 30-59 credit hours and have a minimum of a 3.3 GPA OR
  • Athens, Griffin, and Tifton: Completed 60+ credit hours and have a minimum of a 2.8 GPA

Completion of an associate's degree is encouraged. UGA maintains a core-to-core transfer agreement with University System of Georgia (USG) institutions and will likely accept all courses from these institutions.

To determine if specific courses will transfer, students are encouraged to use the UGA Transfer Equivalency search system. If you are not transferring from a USG institution, please check the search system to be sure completed courses will transfer.

UGA CAES strives to meet each student's individual educational goals and encourages students to consult with an academic advisor as early as possible to be certain prerequisites for their chosen major are met.

Scholarships and Funding Option 2

Locations

  • 2356 Rainwater Rd, 31793, Tifton

  • Cedar Street,147, 30602, Athens

  • 1109 Experiment Street, 30223, Griffin

Questions