The certificate makes students more competitive in the job market. Employment opportunities exist in international agribusiness, international scientific companies, import & export companies, freight forwarders, international marketing firms, teaching abroad, government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational companies.
International Affairs prepares students for a variety of careers in the public and private sector including international business and development, public and international service, and in more specialized fields such as foreign service, military intelligence, and homeland or international security. The major is excellent preparation for advanced graduate study in law, public administration, international affairs, or political science.
The educational objectives of the Biochemical Engineering program at the University of Georgia are to prepare graduates who (1) achieve a high level of technical expertise, entrepreneurial thinking, and team spirit to recognize, define, and innovate design solutions for biochemical processes; (2) establish themselves as ethically, socially, and culturally perceptive leaders in their profession and community; and (3) pursue life-long learning. The curriculum includes courses in basic sciences, engineering sciences, engineering design, social sciences, and the humanities.
The educational objectives of the Biochemical Engineering program at the University of Georgia are to prepare graduates who (1) achieve a high level of technical expertise, entrepreneurial thinking, and team spirit to recognize, define, and innovate design solutions for biochemical processes; (2) establish themselves as ethically, socially, and culturally perceptive leaders in their profession and community; and (3) pursue life-long learning. The curriculum includes courses in basic sciences, engineering sciences, engineering design, math, social sciences, and the humanities.
The Avian Biology major at the University of Georgia provides broad training in practical applied science with strong grounding in general biology and chemistry to demonstrate the vital roles that birds play in human society. Students will have excellent opportunities to learn the basic principles of biology associated with reproduction, behavior, physiology, nutrition, diseases, and genetics as they relate to avian species. Courses in areas such as education, environmental protection, resource conservation, wildlife rehabilitation, and biomedical research are available and will prepare the student for employment in the trillion dollar global bird industry or admission to professional programs in veterinary medicine, pharmacy, medicine, law, and the biological sciences.
''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.''
The Environmental Engineering major at UGA provides an engineering education in a liberal arts background, developing engineering, math, environmental, and technical science skills to maintain and enhance diverse ecological systems and analyze and design relevant solutions for environmental problems. Students integrate environmental and human health constraints while adhering to economic growth standards, sustainable development, and strong ethics.
A forum for discussion of social and scientific responsibilities toward the environment in a rational and interdisciplinary manner, the certificate is awarded to undergraduate students who successfully complete at least 18 hours of undergraduate course work, including at least 7 credit hours in core courses (one 3 or 4–hour course in Ecology, one 3–hour course in Ethics, and one 1–hour course in Environmental Ethics), 7 or 8 hours in approved elective courses, and 3 hours for an approved research paper in Environmental Ethics.
Numerous career opportunities are available with the degree. The chemical industry employs environmental chemists to ensure that companies are in compliance with government regulations. Government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hire chemists for environmental work. Waste management companies and consulting firms employ chemists for consulting or other remediation work. Graduates also pursue professional degrees in business, law, public policy, and health and safety.
The Environmental Health Science major at UGA is nationally accredited and the only undergraduate environmental health program in the state of Georgia. The curriculum incorporates multiple fields of study such as biology, chemistry, physics, math, and microbiology. Applied environmental health science courses in such areas as air, water, and noise pollution; solid and hazardous waste management; environmental toxicology; industrial hygiene; food microbiology; epidemiology; and public health law are available. Students have considerable freedom in choosing courses of interest to develop a specialty area in Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Protection, or Public Health.
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).
The undergraduate certificate program in Engineering Science is designed for undergraduates who desire exposure to an engineering education, a fundamental understanding of the engineering sciences, and who plan to pursue graduate study. It is open to all UGA majors and is especially attractive to students majoring in chemistry, mathematics, management information science, environmental health science, biology, cell biology, ecology, and biochemistry.