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.


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.


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)

Learn more

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

Read ADS student testimonials.

Prospective Student Contact

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

Current Student Contact

Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Animal Science*

Animal Science major outcomes for 2019: 30% employed full-time, 2% employed part-time, 2% in internships, 57% attending graduate school

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The charts above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. Read more detailed Career Outcomes information for Animal Science.


What jobs can I get with an Animal Science degree?

Career Potential

  • Animal Nutrition Professional
  • Cattle Operations Manager
  • Equine Barn Designer
  • Farm Assistant
  • Flock Adviser
  • Meat Inspector
  • Production Supervisor
  • Trainer
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Veterinary Medical School

Median Entry-Level Salary



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.