Animal Biosciences

Available at: Athens

A major in Animal Biosciences makes animal biology come alive through topics such as genetics, reproduction, nutrition, regenerative medicine, and management. You’ll get lots of hands-on experience with horses, beef and dairy cattle, sheep, and pigs. Opportunities to research and study animals through the lens of ecology give students the chance to dive deeper into the subject. This merging of science and application will prepare you for going on to graduate or professional programs, and this major contains all courses required for entry into the College of Veterinary Medicine. Hands-on work experience with all the beef, horse, sheep, goat, and swine is available to students via internships or part-time jobs.


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


To prepare for courses to earn an Animal Biosciences 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

Learn more

Visit the department of Animal and Dairy Science (ADS).

Read ADS student testimonials.

Prospective Student Contact

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

Current Student Contact

What jobs can I get with an Animal Biosciences degree?

Career Potential

The curriculum in Animal Biosciences is designed to prepare students for:

  • Veterinary school
  • Professional School
  • Careers as Animal Science specialists or county extension agents
  • Research technicians
  • Medical school
  • One-health disciplines

Students are also qualified for careers in Animal Biosciences with:

  • Meat processing companies
  • Feed manufacturers
  • Breed associations
  • Animal health companies
  • Livestock marketing organizations
  • Livestock equipment and supply companies
  • Livestock publications
  • Related fields

How do I pay for college?


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.