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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Conservation, freshwater ecosystems, tropical ecology: Pringle’s contributions to the Odum School of Ecology

Catherine Pringle’s path to freshwater ecosystem ecology was a sure one. “From childhood, I’ve been fascinated by nature, spending hours poking around in streams and creeks as a kid,” she

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Green Team connects UGA and middle school students with passion for ecology

University of Georgia students in Alli Injaian’s Urban Ecology service-learning course spent the spring semester sharing their knowledge with aspiring ecologists at Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School in Athens. These middle school students

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Alumni Spotlight: At the zoo—and around the world—with Shafkat Khan

Almost as soon as Shafkat Khan entered higher education, he knew he’d wind up in applied science. Which is probably why now, his perfect work day is one spent outdoors,

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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.