Avian Biology

Available at: Athens

Students in the Avian Biology major will receive broad training in applied avian sciences and a strong grounding in the biological sciences paired with hands-on learning experiences to prepare them for careers in education, environmental protection, resource conservation, wildlife recovery programs, biomedical research, veterinary medicine or avian publishing and ecotourism.


Coursework

View the required classes 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 Avian Biology degree we recommend you:

  • Participate in FFA or 4-H poultry judging
  • Intern or volunteer at a bird sanctuary, zoological park or wildlife rehabilitation center
  • Take AP and/or Honors science courses

Hands-On Learning

  • Labs with live birds and specimens
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Undergraduate teaching opportunities
  • Internship opportunities
  • Participate in student clubs and organizations
  • Field studies in Costa Rica
  • Study abroad opportunities 

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

 

What jobs can I get with an Avian Biology degree?

Career Potential

  • Avian Biologist
  • Avian Research Technician
  • Conservationist
  • Exotic Bird Breeder
  • Veterinary Medicine School

Entry-Level Salary

$30,000 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.