“My favorite professor is Kathy Simpson from the Department of Kinesiology. I met her my first year during a mentor program created by the Office of Multicultural Services and Programs. After we met, I starting working in the biomechanics lab with her research team. Her mentorship has greatly contributed to my college success so far and I was lucky enough to take her biomechanics course before she retired this past year.”
A wide range of employment options exist in environmental and occupational health departments, public health and safety agencies, private industry, solid and hazardous waste management, general sanitation engineering, water and air pollution control, and consulting firms. The degree prepares graduates for advanced degrees in industrial hygiene, toxicology, epidemiology, ecology, and many others while satisfying entrance requirements for professional degree programs in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, and pharmacy.
''Everything about UGA made it the perfect fit for me. Out of high school, I knew that I wanted to major in mathematics education, and I have had some great professors who are extremely knowledgeable and current in their field. Each year, I stay involved with Relay for Life by serving on the Logistics Committee. Seeing so many college students gathered together to celebrate loved ones and fight for a cure for cancer is always so inspiring. Additionally, I volunteer in local middle and high schools where I visit classes during the school day multiple times each week. This gives me the opportunity to get into a mathematics classroom and mentor many local students.''
Graduates must earn passing scores on Georgia certification tests in secondary mathematics in order to be recommended for teacher certification in the state of Georgia. Other vocational opportunities include careers in actuarial sciences, computer modeling and applications, and optimization and control theory; academic positions in high schools and colleges; or further professional schooling in law, business, or medicine.
The Mathematics major can lead to applied careers in actuarial sciences, computer modeling and applications, and optimization and control theory; academic positions in high schools and colleges; or as a stepping stone to professional schools such as law, business, or medicine.
The degree is intended only for new transfer and second degree-seeking students ('new' meaning individuals who are applying for admission to UGA for the first time). Terry College reviews applications for second degree-seeking students only from individuals who received a first degree at least two years prior to their intended entrance into the UGA Griffin General Business program.
Finance at UGA is consistently one of the largest majors on campus and the largest major in the Terry College of Business. The B.B.A. delivers an education on the theory and use of financial analysis, combining course work in financial management, investment analysis, financial institutions and markets, international finance, mergers and acquisitions, trading strategy, financial models, derivatives, and corporate finance. (Refer to the Pre-Business major for information on applying.)
''I have been in research since my freshman year: a Research in Science and Engineering Scholar and selected to be a National Society of Collegiate Scholars member. My proudest achievement so far, though, is founding the National Society of Black Engineers here at UGA. My ultimate life goal is to develop a method for atmospheric bioremediation which is a process by which living organisms are used to clean the air.''
''My primary responsibilities are in the Environmental Engineering program. I really enjoy teaching freshman and sophomore courses because I have the opportunity to help younger students realize that they’re capable of doing far more than they might imagine. Freshmen are oftentimes quite intimidated by their first year of college, and I take seriously my responsibility for building confidence in these students at this point in their lives. In particular, my favorite courses are Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Sustainability and Energy Systems and the Environment. These courses delve into significant aspects of the interrelationship between energy and environmental resources and how dependent we as a society are on maintaining that relationship without crippling our economy.''
Food Science at UGA is an excellent major for students who like science and want to see practical applications of their knowledge. Students take courses across several disciplines including (1) Biology – to understand the natural processes of fresh plant and animal products as they lose freshness; (2) Chemistry – to determine the quality and quantity of vitamins, minerals, and proteins in our foods when we eat them; (3) Microbiology – to understand the causes of food poisoning; and (4) Math and (5) Engineering – to help develop ways to treat foods, calculate expiration dates, and prevent outbreaks. Food science students apply this knowledge in a series of practical courses that prepare them for careers in the food industry or governmental agencies, tailoring the major into either a Business or Science, Technology, & Engineering emphasis.
A strong emphasis is placed on using community-oriented service learning projects to provide experience integrating engineering with political and societal constraints, both locally and abroad. Co-op allowances are also available for students to pursue alternating semesters of full-time, off-campus professional work experience in designated industries, agencies, and laboratories.
The degree provides an excellent background for advanced studies in many other fields, including environmental health, industrial hygiene, toxicology, public health, epidemiology, ecology, and environmental engineering, and will satisfy entrance requirements for professional degree programs such as medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, and pharmacy. Career opportunities are available in the private sector (e.g. agricultural industries, production, chemical companies, urban pest control), public sector (e.g. quarantine facilities, federal research laboratories, state departments of agriculture, regulatory agencies, departments of health), and non-governmental organizations (e.g. museums and botanical gardens).