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. Ecology graduates are broadly trained and well prepared for careers in field or lab research. They may also directly assume positions in government, education, industry, or certain technical fields.

Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Ecology*

** Includes Self-Employed

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The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
AmeriCorps AmeriCorps VISTA Member
Athens Office of Sustainability Energy Intern
Atlanta Breast Care Medical Assistant
Conservation Corps Crew Member
Desert Oasis Teaching Garden Sustainability Intern
Duke University Comparative Medicine Specialist, Research Associate
Envirorisk Consultants Staff Scientist
Georgia Department of Natural Resources Resource Management Technician
German American Chamber of Commerce Intern
Kansas State University Research Aide
Kennedy Engineering & Associates Environmental Specialist
Logic Environmental Environmental Scientist
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Field Research Assistant
Peace Corps Peace Corps Member
Southface Institute Marketplace Solutions Fellow
Starbucks Barista
Tetra Tech EM Inc. Environmental Scientist
The Walt Disney Company Conservation Education Presenter
University of Georgia Administrative Assistant - Odum School of Ecology, Technician
University of Georgia - Costa Rica Resident Naturalist Intern
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Environmental Coordinator
* denotes no responses received.
*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/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2019 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.


Graduate School Program(s)
Augusta University Medicine, MD
New York University Journalism (Science, Health, Environmental Reporting), MA
University of California, Santa Cruz Science Communications, MS
University of Georgia Ecology, MS; Environmental Engineering, MS; Forestry and Natural Resources, MS; Law, JD; Science Education, MEd
University of Miami Law, JD
* denotes no responses received.