Undergraduate Studies

The SCWDS faculty work closely with students at all stages of their academic career and provide experiential learning experiences on top of the courses they teach. There are many opportunities for undergraduate students interested in wildlife health to gain valuable laboratory and field experience at SCWDS through volunteering, doing research for credit hours, or by part time work through extramural grant funding or the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO). Prospective students should check the Opportunities section for current openings and are invited to inquire with faculty member(s) of interest with an email containing a resume/CV and short list of research and career interests.

Graduate Studies

SCWDS faculty can accept qualified MS and PhD students for training in wildlife population health and medicine from a range of programs across campus. Graduate programs include the Comparative Biomedical Sciences program (MS and PhD) through the College of Veterinary Medicine; Integrative Conservation (PhD), Wildlife Science (MS and PhD), and Masters of Natural Resources (MNR non-thesis) through the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. All interested applicants must be accepted into the Graduate Studies Program at The University of Georgia and must meet the requirements of the specific College and the Department to which they will be assigned. Prospective students should check under the Opportunities section for current openings and are invited to inquire with faculty member(s) of interest via email containing a CV and short list of research interests.


SCWDS faculty offer a diversity of courses for undergraduate, graduate, and veterinary students. All faculty are able to offer Independent Studies through the different colleges for students interested in experiential learning. Below is a list of courses provided by the faculty.

College of Veterinary Medicine

  • IDIS 5200/5200L: Veterinary Helminthology, Ectoparasitology, and Protozoology
  • IDIS 7100L: Veterinary Parasitology
  • POPH 4125/6125: Infectious and Vector-Borne Diseases Associated with Wildlife in a Changing World
  • POPH 4000L/6000L: Comparative Parasitology and the Changing Global Climate
  • POPH 5180: Public Health
  • POPH 5410: Wildlife Population Health Externship (DVM curriculum only)
  • POPH 8580: Current Topics in Wildlife Health
  • POPH 8900: SCWDS Research In Progress Seminar
  • VETM 8900: Advances in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • VPAT 3700: Introduction to One Health
  • VPAT 3900: Current Topics in One Health
  • VPAT 7010/7011/7012: Necropsy Practicum (DVM curriculum only)
  • VPAT 8000: Pathology Rounds (DVM curriculum only)
  • VPAT 8002: Gross Pathology Rounds (DVM curriculum only)
  • VPAT 8100: Microscopic Pathology

Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

  • FANR 1100: Natural Resources Conservation
  • WILD 4060/6060: Field Ornithology
  • WILD(ECOL)(POPH) 4575/6575: Conservation Medicine – Conservation Biology (study abroad)
  • WILD 4700/6700: Techniques in Wildlife Population Management
  • WILD(POPH) 5100/7100: Principles of Wildlife Disease
  • WILD 7980: Wildlife Ecology and Management Problems
  • WILD 8500: Wildlife Disease: Ecology, Investigation and Management

First Year Odyssey Seminars

  • FYOS 1001: Bloodsuckers in a changing world
  • FYOS 1001: Wildlife Diseases – why do we care?
  • FYOS 1001: One Health in Practice
  • FYOS 1001: Sasquatch and the Scientific Method
  • FYOS 1001: A Plague on Both Your Houses! Epidemics in Human History
  • FYOS 1001: CSI/Forensics
  • GRSC 7001: GradFirst Seminar Series

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