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Alumni & Visitors

The UGA Marine Sciences department has graduated over 100 M.S. and Ph.D. students since its formation in the mid 1990s. Our alumni have followed a wide range of careers in academia, working in state and federal agencies, working for commerical companies, and in K-12 education. Check out our Featured Alumni at the top of the page. 

Electronic Theses

Many theses and dissertations by our students are available in electronic form from the UGA Library

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The department is located on the Athens campus of the University of Georgia. The address, contact phone numbers, and links to Google Maps and a Campus map are at the bottom of this page. 

Directions to the Department

The nearest large airport is the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport located on the south side of Atlanta. The two main choices for getting from the airport to Athens are to use a scheduled shuttle bus service or to rent a car at the airport.

Scheduled Shuttle Services

There is a frequent scheduled shuttle from Atlanta to Athens run by Groome Transportation (706-410-2363). You can make reservations online or by phone. The shuttle will make stops at the major hotels in downtown Athens and at the Georgia Center which is close to the Department of Marine Sciences and is surrounded by Sanford Drive, Carlton Street, and South Lumpkin Street (note that the shuttle drops you at the South Lumpkin Street entrance of the Georgia Center — see Google Maps). 

Renting a car

Typically, it takes about 1½  hours to drive from the airport to Athens, but this can vary according to time of day and traffic conditions around Atlanta. You can use Google Maps for directions. Once on campus, the most convenient place to park is the South Parking Deck which is next to the Georgia Center and directly across Sanford Drive from the department; there are entrances to the parking deck on Sanford Drive and South Lumpkin Street. 

Directions to Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is located on Skidaway Island in Georgia. Maps and directions can be found on the Skidaway Institute website.

Directions to the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island

The UGA Marine Institute is located in south Georgia on Sapelo Island and directions, ferry times, and maps can be found on the Marine Institute website.

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