About the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is one rooted in tradition and providing the tools for success to our students. The second oldest of 18 colleges within the University of Georgia, CAES was founded in 1859 and has a rich history of making strides in the advancement of agricultural, environmental, and food sciences, as well as being up to date with modern, cutting edge technologies in those fields.
CAES embodies the tripartite land-grant mission through:
We’re a college of learning, doing, seeing, experiencing, helping and leading. The small class sizes allow students to get one-on-one attention from renowned faculty, optimizing their educational and professional experiences at UGA. Outside of the classroom, our Dean’s Promise is dedicated to ensuring every student has the opportunity to become involved in experiential learning experiences beyond the classroom.
If you’re a student who is focused on 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 colleges at UGA, CAES has the highest rate of graduates accepted into graduate and professional schools.
According to a recent forecast from the USDA 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 be 57,900 jobs per year. Currently, colleges of Agriculture in America are only producing 35,400 graduates a year, meaning there a jobs available each year to CAES grads.
To find out more information about CAES and what we have to offer, please visit the following pages.