Biological Science

Available at: Athens | Tifton | Griffin

This major provides a flexible program of study integrating both biological and agricultural sciences. In addition, it can be used by students to prepare for professional programs in medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and dentistry, as well as for advanced degrees (Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy) in any of the biological sciences. Graduates with a degree in Biological Sciences are prepared for careers in industry, business, and government dealing with food, fiber, health care, and environmental stewardship.

See what you can do with a Biological Science degree.


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

Students wishing to attend classes on the Tifton or Griffin campus need to complete their 1000-2000 level courses.


To prepare for courses to earn a Biological Science degree we recommend you:

  • Take available AP and Honors science courses prior to attending UGA
  • Participate in any school or community animal and/or biological science clubs or organizations
  • Volunteer, work, or shadow in a veterinary or medical practice, pharmacy, etc.

Hands-On Learning

  • Use state of the art technology with direct industry applications
  • Labs with live specimens
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Participate in student clubs and organizations
  • Internship opportunities
  • Study abroad opportunities

Learn more

Visit the department of Poultry Science.

Read poultry science student testimonials.

Interested in transferring to one of our extended campuses?

Current Student Contact (Last names A-H)

Kelsey B. Witherington
Kelsey B. Witherington Academic Advisor
Office of the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Current Student Contact (Last names I-Z)

Renay Berger
Renay Berger Academic Advisor
Office of the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Biological Science*

Biological Science major outcomes for 2019: 26% employed full-time, 7% employed part-time, 53% 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 Biological Science.


What jobs can I get with a Biological Science degree?

Career Potential

  • Professional School (Medical, Dental, Veterinary, Physician’s Assistant, etc.)
  • Graduate School
  • Research and Development
  • Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Consumer Health and Safety Agencies
  • Pharmacological or Animal Health Sales/Marketing
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Wildlife Conservation and Rehabilitation
  • Zoos

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.