Academic Departments

Connect With Our Academic Departments

After visiting The University of Georgia’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions, you may also be interested in connecting with specific academic programs.  Select your area of interest to visit, contact or connect with any of our 18 schools and colleges.

Don’t know which college houses the major of your interest?  Check out the Majors Website to learn more.

If you would like to visit one of our Academic Departments, we strongly recommend that you make an appointment with them BEFORE you arrive on campus. It is important to note that not every department is available to meet with prospective students and that at certain times of the year departmental availability will be limited.

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is one of the oldest colleges of agriculture and among the best in the U.S. In its classrooms, students pursue a science-based curriculum among 21 diverse majors to prepare for careers in a variety of public or private industries. CAES students discover opportunities to improve the world by studying animals, plants, the environment, communications, food or business from world-renowned researchers and professors. Graduates are in high demand and enjoy competitive starting salaries. Additionally, about one third of the college’s graduates continue on to graduate or professional school, which is among the highest rates at UGA.

Contact the CAES Office of Academic Affairs at for more information about programs and opportunities.


The Lamar Dodd School of Art is one of the largest university art programs in the nation, boasting over 1,000 art majors and a dedication to providing the highest level of instruction in studio art, design, art education and art history. Guided tours are available at the Lamar Dodd School of Art by prior appointment only.

Contact Michele Matthews at or (706) 542-1511 for additional information.

Arts & Sciences

The Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, is the oldest, largest and most academically diverse college on the UGA campus. The college is comprised of 30 departments in five divisions including Fine Arts, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and Humanities. Franklin College holds the top five most popular majors at UGA: biology, psychology, English, art, and history. It also includes the Institute for Women’s Studies, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, the Institute for African American Studies and the Georgia Museum of Natural History.

Contact information for each department can be found at Franklin College’s Academic Departments.


The Terry College of Business is the oldest business school in the state of Georgia and consistently ranks among the top business schools in the country. It is home to several nationally ranked programs including Risk Management and Insurance, Real Estate and Accounting. Prospective undergraduate students can tour the Terry facilities in Athens and talk with our Ambassadors to get a feel for our programs.

Contact or call (706) 713-2818 for additional information.


The University of Georgia is the first and only university in the U.S. with a stand-alone School of Ecology. The Eugene Odum School of Ecology emphasizes an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to teaching, research and service by integrating expertise and resources from other schools and colleges at UGA. Find out about our amazing national and global reputation where our program strength is in areas such as infectious diseases, ecosystem ecology, watershed ecology, evolutionary ecology and sustainability. Research, community, and field-based learning opportunities are available on campus and at our UGA campus in San Luis, Costa Rica.

Contact Misha Boyd at or (706) 542-0800 for additional information.


The Mary Frances Early College of Education at UGA is perennially ranked among the top classroom learning with real world experiences for all students. See for yourself how much UGA’s College of Education has to offer! Schedule a tour with our Student Ambassadors to learn more about the COE student experience and exciting programs and opportunities.

Contact Kayla McKinney at or (706) 583-2019 for additional information.


Understanding that 21st century engineers require more than technical knowledge, we equip students with an understanding of the social and economic impact of their work, the ability to communicate their ideas to a wide variety of people, the ability to work effectively in teams, and the skills to provide leadership in solving society’s greatest challenges. Our students are immersed in hands-on learning through design-based classroom and field experiences, undergraduate and graduate research, study abroad, co-ops and internships. The UGA College of Engineering offers eight undergraduate and seven graduate degree programs. We also offer a variety of dual degrees and combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Contact Amber Juncker at for additional information.

Environment + Design

The College of Environment + Design at the University of Georgia is leading the way in educating new generations of landscape architects, planners, and historic preservationists well equipped to envision a better tomorrow in the wake of those changes. Our Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) Program is the largest program in the United States with a heritage of excellence dating back to 1928. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are consistently ranked in the top 10 nation-wide and we are always striving to do more, be more, and give back more. Come see what the College of Environment + Design can help you do with your future!

Contact Martha Roberts DeHart at or (706) 542-4725 for additional information.

Family & Consumer Sciences

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS)–known as the most student-centered college on campus–is committed to student success, personalized academic advising, and a low instructor-to-student ratio. Our students aim to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families, and communities across the lifespan through medicine and health care, pre-law intent, business, human development and family science, foods, dietetics, nutritional sciences, financial planning, education, child life emphasis, fashion merchandising, residential interior design, journalism and textile careers.

Contact the Student Success and Advising Center at or (706) 542-4847 for additional information.

Forestry & Natural Resources

As a nationally recognized environmental program, the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources prepares leaders in the conservation and sustainable management of our water, land, forest and animal resources. Students benefit from over $150,000 in scholarships awarded annually, in-house career/internship placement preparation, small class sizes, and outdoor field experiences across the southeast. With four majors (Fisheries & Wildlife, Forestry, Natural Resources Recreation & Tourism, and Water & Soil Resources) students can pursue careers like wildlife biology, wildlife veterinary medicine, forest business, forest health, environmental consulting, environmental education, national/state park management, erosion control, wetland management, and water quality management.

Contact Carol Catoe at or (706) 542-0879 for additional information.

Morehead Honors College

Why Honors?  Each fall, the University of Georgia’s Honors Program welcomes an entering class whose size and academic profile compare with the country’s elite liberal arts colleges.  Among the most compelling reasons students come to UGA is that Honors at Georgia solves one of the most difficult dilemmas facing students of exceptional ability: deciding whether to attend a major research university with outstanding scholars and exceptional scientific, academic, and cultural resources or to attend a small liberal arts college that offers close contact with other similarly motivated students, small classes with dedicated professors, and individual attention.  Explore the opportunities available to you in the UGA Honors Program.

Contact or call (706) 542-3240 for additional information.

Journalism and Mass Communication

The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is home to several prominent centers and institutes, including the Peabody Awards, recognized as the most prestigious award in electronic journalism. Grady’s faculty is comprised of internationally known researchers and respected industry professionals. Alumni include Pulitzer Prize winning journalists, Emmy Award winning producers and reporters and company CEOs. Grady College offers undergraduate degrees in journalism, advertising, public relations, and entertainment and media studies, as well as certificates in new media and sports media.

Contact Helen Mahany at or 706-542-2896 for additional information.


The University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music is home to approximately 600 students and 65 faculty members. The HHSOM offers a wide variety of degree programs from baccalaureate through doctoral levels, as well as many opportunities for all UGA students to participate in ensembles and academic classes. Each year the School hosts nearly 350 public performances.  As one of the rising national leaders among music schools today, the HHSOM boasts facilities among the finest in the country. The Performing and Visual Arts Complex—which includes the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, the Performing Arts Center, the Georgia Museum of Art, and the Lamar Dodd School of Art—is located on UGA’s East Campus and reflects the university’s long-term commitment to the arts. The Performing Arts Center draws world-class artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Sir James Galway, and Wynton Marsalis, as well as major international orchestras, including a twice-yearly residency of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Contact Marshall Williams or call (706) 542-2005 for additional information.


The University Of Georgia College Of Pharmacy offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in Pharmaceutical Sciences, offered by the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences.  Our inaugural class of B.S. students began in fall 2013.  Like our department, the B.S. program is an interdisciplinary program representing all facets of the drug discovery and drug development processes. We encourage you to spend some time reviewing our website and learning more about our department, faculty and research areas.

Contact the School of Pharmacy’s undergraduate program for additional information.


Interested in a career in healthcare? Not sure which major would be best or what the steps are to get there? The Pre-Health Advising Office at the University of Georgia is dedicated to working with students interested in attending medical, dental, and optometry school as well as those hoping to work in the allied-heath and nursing fields. Our team of Pre-Health advisors regularly meet with students to discuss professional programs, course pre-requisites, and the application process. Our office also provides programming and workshops to educate students about different opportunities in the healthcare field and how to apply to those programs.

Visit our website or contact us at 706-542-0444 with any questions about the UGA Pre-Health Advising Office. Please keep in mind that appointment availability is limited to currently enrolled students.

Public and International Affairs

The School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) was created in 2001 from the department of political science and prepares students for good citizenship and careers in public life, and trains future generations of scholars in the fields of international affairs, political science, and public administration and policy with the Master’s in Public Administration degree ranked 4th in the nation by U.S. News & World report. SPIA includes the Center for International Trade and Security (CITS), an internationally renowned research center which analyzes international export controls for weapons of mass destruction as well as provides research and training to U.S. and foreign officials to prevent the spread of these weapons and the Center for the Study of Global Issues (Globis) which organizes study abroad experiences to Verona, Italy, Kyoto, Japan and Stellenbosch, South Africa. In 2008, two SPIA students were awarded the coveted Rhodes Scholarship. A feat no other public school in the U.S. accomplished that year.

Contact Paul Welch at for additional information.

Public Health

The College of Public Health is currently comprised of four departments, two institutes, and one center on the University of Georgia campus. It consists of the Department of Environmental Health Science, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the Department of Health Policy and Management, the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, the Institute of Gerontology, the Institute for Disaster Management, and the Center for Global Health. The College currently offers degree programs in biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health promotion and behavior, public health, health policy and management, and toxicology, and also offers certificate programs in gerontology, mass destruction defense, and global health.

Contact Heather McEachern at or (706) 542-3187 for additional information.

Social Work

The University of Georgia’s School of Social Work has been preparing students for challenging and rewarding careers in social work for more than four decades. Opening in 1964 with eight professors, 24 students, and one graduate degree program. Today, the School has 30 faculty and a student body numbering nearly 500.  UGA’s School of Social Work is a great combination of academic excellence and commitment to social justice within a vibrant and friendly atmosphere. Our school continues to rise to the challenge of meeting the increasing demand for knowledgeable and skilled social work professionals in Georgia and beyond.

Contact or (706) 542-5420 for additional information.

Veterinary Medicine

As the pinnacle of the College of Veterinary Medicine, the on-campus Teaching Hospital provides medical and clinical instruction, service and outreach in Georgia and the southeastern region. The excellent faculty include internationally recognized experts in disease of poultry, caged birds, fish, wildlife, companion animals and horses. The College of Veterinary Medicine boasts of innovative research and includes the Poultry Diagnostic Research Center which is an international leader in avian medicine and has developed many innovative products and procedures for preventing and treating poultry disease and the Southeaster Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study is internationally recognized for providing a variety of diagnostic services and studies to mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians throughout a 15-state region.

Contact or (706) 542-5727 for additional information.