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.

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Water, conservation, and policy experts warn new federal rule could harm U.S. waters

Aquatic scientists and policy experts, including UGA’s Amy D. Rosemond, warn that a new federal rule could degrade U.S. water quality.

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UGA researchers to study zoonotic disease spillover

The UGA Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases will study the effects of environmental and human factors on zoonotic disease spillover.

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Gittleman to address AVMA Global Health Summit

Odum School Dean John L. Gittleman will deliver the opening address at the 2020 American Veterinary Medical Association Global Health Summit.

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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.