Animal and Dairy Science

Available at: Athens

The Animal and Dairy Science major is designed to provide technical and applied instruction in the biological, physical, technical and economic aspects of beef, dairy, 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.


View the required Animal and Dairy Science 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 and Dairy 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

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 and Dairy Science degree?

Career Potential

  • Animal Nutrition Professional
  • Cattle Operations Manager
  • Dairy Farm Operator/Manager
  • Dairy Marketing and Promotions
  • Equine Barn Designer
  • Extension Agent
  • Farm Assistant
  • Flock Advisor
  • Meat Inspector
  • Production Supervisor
  • Research Technician
  • Trainer
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary Medical School
  • Wrangler


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.