Animal Biosciences

Lab Work


Make animal biology come alive by learning genetics, reproduction, nutrition, regenerative medicine, and management. You’ll get lots of hands-on experience with horses, beef and dairy cattle, sheep, and pigs. You will have ample opportunity to research and study animals through the lens of ecology. This merging of science and application will prepare you for going on to graduate or professional programs. This major contains all courses required for entry into the College of Veterinary Medicine. Hands-on work experience with all the beef, horse, sheep, goat, and swine is available to students via internships or part-time jobs.


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

Animal Biosciences Careers

The curriculum in Animal Biosciences is designed to prepare students for:

  • Veterinary school
  • Professional School
  • Careers as Animal Science specialists or county extension agents
  • Research technicians
  • Medical school
  • One-health disciplines.

Students are also qualified for careers in Animal Biosciences 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