Academics

The Odum School of Ecology uses a multidisciplinary approach to provide an unparalleled experience to its undergraduate students. To be prepared for careers in ecology, students are provided a solid foundation in the fundamental sciences of biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and data analysis. With these tools, students then investigate more broadly the patterns of biodiversity through elective courses in geography, anthropology, natural history, environmental law and a host of other subjects. The Odum School offers doctoral, master’s, and certificate programs that provide students with an interdisciplinary course of study, allowing them to develop a broad background in ecology and related disciplines. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in academia as well as the public and private sectors. Our alumni are employed in a variety of positions, including as university faculty, policy analysts, conservation directors, executives in nonprofit organizations, and officers in government agencies.

Latest News

Opinion: Preparing Now for the Next Great Pandemic

In a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal, Dean John L. Gittleman urges global surveillance on the origins of viral transmission.

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Unusual flu season linked to more transmissible strain

The unusual 2019-2020 flu season in the U.S. was driven largely by a new, more transmissible strain of Type B influenza.

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Opinion: Act now to prevent overwhelming hospitals

Prof. John Drake and ER Dr. Jonathan Davis urge action to slow the spread of COVID-19 to prevent overwhelming Georgia’s hospitals.

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Commitment To Research

Researchers at the Odum School of Ecology are addressing today’s pressing and complex issues, from global climate change to water policy to infectious diseases – and much more. With expertise in areas including ecosystems, disease, conservation and aquatics, Odum School faculty are at the forefront of cutting-edge research.