Dairy Science - B.S.A.

General Information

Degree & Major: Dairy Science - B.S.A.
College Name: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Department Name: Animal and Dairy Science
Robert Dove
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
(706) 583-0796
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: The thriving dairy industry in Georgia is an important segment of the agricultural economy. The modern industry requires personnel trained in business, economics, and management as well as the traditional dairy science courses. Courses of a more basic nature may be emphasized by students who desire careers in science-related fields or who wish to pursue graduate or professional study. This major is highly recommended for persons planning to enter a program of study in veterinary medicine.

Career Opportunities: The curriculum in dairy science prepares the student for a career in dairy farm operation as a manager or owner; in sales of equipment, animal health products or feed; in field services with processing plants, feed manufacturers, breed associations, and marketing agencies; in college research and teaching; as county extension agents, vocational agriculture teachers, or research technicians.
of Transfer Students:
Students should have taken the following courses: BIOL 1107-1107L, 1108-1108L; CHEM 1211, 1211L, 1212, 1212L; Organic Chemistry; MATH 1113.
Special Requirements: Students must have an overall 2.0 GPA in major courses and at least a C- in all major courses.
Scholarships: Scholarships are available to Dairy Science majors through both the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Animal and Dairy Science Department.
Internships: All Dairy Science majors are required to complete an internship as a part of the undergraduate program requirements. Contact Dr. Dean Pringle (dpringle@uga.edu; 706-542-0997).
Other Learning Opportunities: Certificate in International Agriculture, Undergraduate Research, Student Worker on livestock units.
Student Organizations: The UGA Dairy Science Club
Contact: Dr. Jillian Bohlen (jfain@uga.edu; 706-542-6589)

The UGA Block and Bridle Club
Contact: Dr. Kari Turner (kturner@uga.edu; 706-542-8588)

The UGA Dairy Judging Team
Contact: Dr. Bill Graves (wgraves@uga.edu; 706-542-9106).

The UGA Pre-Veterinary Club
Contact: Dr. Randy Eggleston (reggie@uga.edu; 706-542-9108);