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Are you someone who wants to protect the environment? Do you see yourself working to conserve natural resources? What about investigating biodiversity?

The Ecology program from the College of Science and Mathematics’ Department of Biological Sciences prepares students for a variety of career pathways.

An Ecology degree from Augusta University offers an experience like no other. With it, you can pursue advanced degrees or move directly into a job in ecology or other environmental fields.

Ecology is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic

Program Information

Ecology Program

1201 Goss Lane
Augusta, GA 30912

Science & Mathematics Building


What You'll Study


In the Ecology program, you’ll supplement your basic science classes with classes including botany, herpetology, marine biology, plant physiology and animal behavior. To enhance professional development as well as employment potential, you’re encouraged to participate in some of the many research opportunities available to undergraduates.


Course List | Track Sheet

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

A diverse array of research projects offer exciting hands-on experiences that enhance resumes and develop valuable skills.

The Biology Club provides an opportunity for students interested in the biological sciences to exchange ideas and learn more about their field of interest in a fun, engaging environment.

A number of departmental awards recognize student success and celebrates academic achievement.


Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.


New Home

A new, state-of-the-art building with 22 teaching labs, a tutoring center and a top floor dedicated to research is located on the Health Sciences Campus, maximizing educational and research opportunities.


Learning Community

The College of Science and Mathematics’ living learning community helps incoming freshmen thrive during that critical first year of college by offering a supportive network of like-minded students and plenty of engagement opportunities.


Tutoring Center

A tutoring center specifically for science and math students is located on the Health Sciences Campus, with similar help also offered at the Academic Success Center on the Summerville Campus.

Your Future

Career Options

Graduates from the Ecology program can work in jobs including ecologist or environmental scientist, or continue their academic journey by entering a graduate program.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, environmental scientists and specialists have a median salary of $76,530 per year.


Student holds up test tube in lab

Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

A full range of student support services exist to make sure that students have the opportunity to find assistance, advice or mentorship.

An emphasis on research means graduates leave the program with the practical lab and field experience employers and graduate schools are looking for.

A new building in the heart of the Health Sciences Campus puts Ecology students in the middle of the university’s research enterprise, maximizing opportunities for internships and mentorships.

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The College of Science and Mathematics provides students with strong foundations in the sciences as well as preparation for careers, citizenship, and a life-long love of learning. We are committed to providing experiences promoting scientific inquiry and discovery and dedicated to creating opportunities for intellectual growth and community involvement.