UGA Specific Information for Ecology

The mission of the Odum School of Ecology is to foster the study of interrelations of organisms and their environment, to train future generations of ecologists, to cooperate with other units of the University, to promote ecological literacy among students and the public, and to collaborate with other units in interdisciplinary studies of the scientific and human dimensions of our environment. In order to achieve this mission, the Odum School will provide an integrated curriculum of graduate and undergraduate courses, offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in Ecology, provide facilities to promote interdisciplinary research and the exchange of ideas, and participate with other units of the University in promoting ecological literacy. Ecology is the branch of biology dealing with the relations and interactions between organisms and their environment, which includes other organisms. The Biology Division encompasses the study of all living organisms, including microbes, plants, and animals. The study of biology includes various aspects of life, including basic organization (molecular, cellular, tissues, organs), how organisms unction, their roles in the natural environment, how hereditary information is transferred, and development of biotechnology. Biology graduates are broadly trained and well prepared for admission into strong graduate programs in the biological sciences and professional schools (medical, dental, and veterinary). They may also directly assume positions in government, education, industry, or certain technical fields.

Employers Hiring UGA Ecology for the Class of 2016*

Cannonball | Florence Marina State Park | Genesis Capital, LLC | Glisson Camp and Retreat Center | Jamberry | Ken Ross | Lowe’s Companies, Inc. | St. Catherine’s Island | Stanford University | The University of Georgia | The University of Wyoming

Job Titles of UGA Ecology Majors for the Class of 2016*

Animal Caretaker | College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Assistant | Consultant | Content Strategist | Executive Administrative Assistant | Field Technician | Head Cashier | Outpost Counselor | Research Assistant | Research Moth Photographer | Research Technician

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Ecology Majors for the Class of 2016*

Piedmont College | The University of Georgia | Tsinghua University

UGA Ecology Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Campus Resources

Ecology Department Website

Ecology Facebook Page

Ecology Advisors

Misha Boyd, (706)-542-0800,

Katherine Adams, (706)-542-3404,

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