Dairy Science

Available at: Athens

The dairy industry is one of the most important segments of the agricultural economy in Georgia. The curriculum couples an understanding of animal health and management with knowledge of lactation physiology. Dairy Science students gain understanding of the business, economics, basic sciences and management of dairy production facilities as well as taking the traditional dairy science classes on nutrition, feeding, selection, genetics and reproduction. Dairy Science majors graduate with the knowledge and hands-on learning experiences that prepare them for careers in the dairy industry, graduate school or veterinary medicine.


View the required 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 a 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 Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
Animal & Dairy Science

Current Student Contact

Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Dairy Science*

Dairy Science major outcomes for 2019: 25% employed full-time, 50% 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 Dairy Science.


What jobs can I get with a Dairy Science degree?

Career Potential

  • Animal Nutritional Consultant
  • Dairy Farm Operator/Manager
  • Dairy Marketing and Promotions
  • Extension Agent
  • Reproductive Consultant
  • Research Technician
  • Wrangler

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.