Animal and Dairy Science

Student with calfs


Today’s modern livestock and dairy industry requires personnel trained in business, economics, the basic sciences and management as well as other courses [e.g., nutrition, feeding, selection, genetics and reproduction]. The Animal and Dairy science curriculum is designed to provide applied instruction with hands-on learning to produce meat, milk and wool. Our equine program of study is also an application of basic and applied sciences to equine production for horses used as work or companion animals. "Hands on" work experience with all the above species is available to students via internships or part time jobs.

Transfer Students

Students transferring to this major should have taken the following courses: BIOL 1107-1107L, 1108-1108L; CHEM 1211, 1211L, 1212, 1212L; Organic Chemistry; MATH 1113.


Scholarships are available to animal science majors through the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Animal and Dairy.

Career Opportunities

The curriculum in animal science is designed to prepare students for careers as:

  • Livestock producers
  • Farm managers
  • Animal science specialists
  • County extension agents
  • Vocational agriculture teachers
  • Research technicians

Students are also qualified for careers in agribusiness with:

  • Meat processing companies
  • Feed manufacturers
  • Breed associations
  • Animal health companies
  • Livestock marketing organizations
  • Livestock equipment and supply companies
  • Livestock publications
  • Related fields

Program Contact

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

Current Student Contact

Afton L. Hartzog
Afton L. Hartzog Senior Advisor
Office of the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs