The Applied Biotechnology major at the University of Georgia brings together areas of study such as animals, food science, forestry, entomology, and plants to educate students with the knowledge and skills necessary to use biotechnology for the improvement of plants, animals, and microorganisms.
The major provides students with the scientific background and laboratory experience necessary for employment in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, or for advanced study. In addition, it can be used by students to prepare for professional programs in medicine. Employment opportunities are available with federal and state agencies, universities, private corporations, and research centers. Qualified graduates may elect to study for the M.S. or Ph.D. at the University of Georgia or at other universities.
The integration of technological tools into the educational system has created a large demand for pre-service teacher training in the use of educational technologies. All teachers in the state of Georgia are required to have some basic knowledge of the use of educational technologies, but rarely do they have substantial exposure to the full range of issues related to technology and society.
The A.B. major in Dance at the University of Georgia enables dancers to develop technical proficiency and choreographic ability; gain experience in performance, production, and teaching; explore the scientific, philosophical, and historical foundations of dance; consider the relationship of dance to other art forms; experience the power of dance as an educational tool; and encounter dance as a total theatre experience.
The Dairy Science major at the University of Georgia teaches business, economics, basic sciences, animal health, and management skills with built-in animal experience to prepare students for various careers related to dairy farm operation: as a manager or owner; in sales of equipment, animal health products, or feed; in field services with processing plants, feed manufacturers, breed associations, and marketing agencies; in research and teaching; and as county extension agents, vocational agriculture teachers, or research technicians.
The B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Georgia provides a strong foundation in computer science theory and practice and is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The curriculum covers the design principles of key computing technologies such as hardware, operating systems, database systems, networks, graphics, and artificial intelligence. Mathematical reasoning is emphasized throughout the program. Students learn how to build a computer, make a computer do what is needed, verify these expectations, represent and report information, access data effectively, and solve computation problems systematically as quickly as possible.
The major in Civil Engineering at the University of Georgia is designed to: (1) emphasize geotechnical, hydraulic, structural systems, infrastructure, and urban planning while excluding programs in transportation engineering; (2) provide a well-rounded engineering education experience to students by offering rigorous technical training balanced within a world-class liberal arts environment; (3) supplement/complement other existing UGA engineering programs; (4) provide the skills, knowledge, and attitude to economically utilize the forces of nature for the well-being of humanity while addressing global and environmental concerns, and material scarcity for an ever expanding population; (5) serve the needs of local, regional, and national employers; and (6) expose students to real-world scenarios and problems that practicing engineering professionals face in their careers.
The goal of the Biological Engineering program at the University of Georgia is to (1) provide a fundamental understanding of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and engineering in line with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, and (2) develop technical skills and learning experiences so that students can apply this understanding to design devices and processes related to biosystems and biotechnology.
The educational objectives of the Biochemical Engineering program at the University of Georgia are to prepare graduates who (1) achieve a high level of technical expertise, entrepreneurial thinking, and team spirit to recognize, define, and innovate design solutions for biochemical processes; (2) establish themselves as ethically, socially, and culturally perceptive leaders in their profession and community; and (3) pursue life-long learning. The curriculum includes courses in basic sciences, engineering sciences, engineering design, math, social sciences, and the humanities.
The educational objectives of the Biochemical Engineering program at the University of Georgia are to prepare graduates who (1) achieve a high level of technical expertise, entrepreneurial thinking, and team spirit to recognize, define, and innovate design solutions for biochemical processes; (2) establish themselves as ethically, socially, and culturally perceptive leaders in their profession and community; and (3) pursue life-long learning. The curriculum includes courses in basic sciences, engineering sciences, engineering design, social sciences, and the humanities.
The Computer Systems Engineering major at the University of Georgia emphasizes the application of engineering concepts, techniques, and methods to the development of systems founded in hardware-software integration. Unlike the traditional focus of computer engineering, computer system engineers will have a greater understanding of computer software development and how to use computers to automate, monitor, and control various systems.
Students learn a wide range of techniques and hand skills in a 16,000 square foot facility equipped with two melt furnaces (250 pound bronze capacity); wax and sand casting; kiln; movable hoists; metal shop with welding torches, shears, and drill press; woodworking shop with saws, sander, and computer-aided router; figure modeling studio; plaster room; stone carving station with one ton boom crane; and computer lab for digital imaging. Students are encouraged to investigate installations and public art interventions while developing a broad technical vocabulary.