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.
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.
- 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
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Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Biological Science*
** 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?
- 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
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.
To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.