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Degree Information

About the Undergraduate Program

The Odum School of Ecology uses a multidisciplinary approach to provide an unparalleled experience to its undergraduate students. With either a major or minor in ecology, an education from the Odum School is a great start to an exciting range of careers from conservation to environmental law to academia.

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Major in Ecology

Ecology, the study of organisms and their environment, is an interdisciplinary science. Ecologists work at the interface of basic science fields such as biology, geology, chemistry, and mathematics, and may draw more broadly on subjects such as economics, public policy, environmental law, anthropology, and geography.

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Double Dawgs Program

In 2017, UGA launched the "Double Dawgs" initiative, to provide students a chance to combine their 4-year undergraduate degree with 1 additional year of graduate study in order to complete both a Bachelors and Masters degree within just 5 years.

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Minor in Ecology

Enhance your major with scientific training about the environment.

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Careers in Ecology

Ecologists trained in the life and natural sciences (including geology, chemistry, physics) have the scientific background to apply their skills to a variety of careers.

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Funding Opportunities

Development Director Lee Snelling maintains a spreadsheetof funding opportunities available to students and faculty in the Odum School of Ecology.

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Amazing Students

Find out about some of the Odum School's outstanding students, past and present.

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Undergraduate Research

Undergraduates at the Odum School are strongly encouraged to participate in research through a variety of avenues.

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Study Abroad and Summer Field Programs

Students in the Odum School are strongly encouraged to participate in study abroad and summer field courses.

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Advising Statement

Regarded as one of the world’s foremost sites for the study of ecology, the Odum School places strong emphasis on providing outstanding academic advising to undergraduate students who elect to pursue a B.S. in Ecology.

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