Students are offered a multitude of tools with which they can succeed at the College of Environment and Design. In addition to our degree programs, a number of certificates are offered, both by CED and other UGA departments, and may be earned in conjunction with your degree. Financial Aid is offered to our students in the forms of scholarships, graduate assistantships, and tuition waivers. Additionally, a wide array of opportunities for hands-on experience and growth is encouraged, including: charettes, US travel-study trips, and study abroad programs.
Certificate in Historic Preservation (graduate) - 18 hours
Environmental Ethics Certificate Program (undergraduate & graduate) - 18 hours
Certificate in Conservation Ecology & Sustainable Development (graduate) - 20 hours
Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (undergraduate) - 15 hours
Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (graduate) - 17 hours
Certificate in Historic Landscapes (pending) - 18 hours
Visit the Scholarships & Aid page, housed in the Resources section of our website.
"Charette" describes a rapid, intensive, and creative work session, in which a design team focuses on a particular design problem and arrives at a collaborative solution. Any student enrolled in CED may participate in a charette and have the option for earning course credit. Each charett is a two- to four- day experience during which transportation costs and housing will be covered. This process gives students a real-world opportunity to work side-by-side with faculty and local decision makers. For more information about charettes, service-learning, and volunteer opportunities, visit the Public Service & Outreach section of our website.
US Travel-Study Trips
Every year a number of travel-study trips are sponsored by the College. Past trips offered have included: East Coast (landscape architecture, planning), West Coast (landscape architecture, planning), Deep South (historic preservation), Mid-Atlantic (historic preservation), and a Preservation Field School. These trips are usually offered during an abbreviated May semster.
For a full range of international opportunities visit the Office of International Education website. Students from the College of Environment and Design most often study in:
Cortona, Italy (landscape architecture, drawing)
Costa Rica (landscape architecture, environmental design, ecology)
Croatia (heritage conservation)