Animal Science

Available at: Athens

The Animal Science major is designed to provide technical and applied instruction in the biological, physical, technical and economic aspects of beef, horse, sheep and swine production. The program of study includes application of basic principles of selection, animal breeding, animal nutrition, reproduction, feeding and management of livestock for the production of meat, milk and wool. The equine program of study is also an application of basic and applied sciences to equine production for horses used as work or companion animals.


Coursework

View the required Animal Science courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor.


Prepare

To prepare for courses to earn an Animal Science degree we recommend you:

  • Volunteer or work for a veterinarian, farm, animal shelter or humane society
  • Participate in any school or community animal and/or biological science clubs or organizations
  • Engage in biological or animal science-related student projects
  • Attend Animal Science in Action

Hands-On Learning

  • Instruction with cattle, horses, sheep and swine
  • Labs in the classroom and the field
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Volunteer and work opportunities with the Animal and Dairy Livestock Arena
  • Opportunities for work on the Animal Science Farm
  • Participate in student clubs and organizations
  • Internship opportunities with veterinary practices, breed associations, feed companies, animal health companies, laboratories, etc.
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Food Animal Veterinary Incentive Program (FAVIP)

Contact

C. Robert Dove Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
Animal & Dairy Science

Learn more

Visit the department of Animal and Dairy Science.


What can I do with a major in Animal Science? Information from the UGA Career Center.

 

What jobs can I get with an Animal Science degree?

Career Potential

  • Meat Inspector
  • Production Supervisor
  • Farm Assistant
  • Flock Adviser
  • Trainer
  • Equine Barn Designer
  • Veterinary Medicine School

Entry-Level Salary

$16,000 to $60,000


 

How do I pay for college?

Scholarships

Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) awards scholarships to students enrolled in our majors.

CAES Scholarships

 

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.