Animal Science - B.S.A.

General Information

Degree & Major: Animal 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 animal science curriculum is designed to provide technical and applied instruction in the biological, physical, and economic aspects of beef, swine, sheep, and horse production. It includes the selection, breeding, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and management of livestock in the production of meat and milk, or of horses as work or companion animals. 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 wishing to enter a program of study in veterinary medicine.

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, or 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, or related fields.
of 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.
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 Animal Science majors through both the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Animal and Dairy Science Department.
Other Learning Opportunities: Certificate in International Agriculture or Agrosecurity, Undergraduate Research, Student Worker on livestock units.
Student Organizations: The UGA Block and Bridle Club
Contact: Dr. Kari Turner (; 706-542-8588)

The UGA Cattlemen's Association
Contact: Dr. Alex Stelzleni (; 706-583-0398)

The UGA Horsemen's Association
Contact: Dr. Kari Turner (; 706-542-8588)

The UGA Pre-Veterinary Club
Contact: Dr. Randy Eggleston (; 706-542-6589)

The UGA Dairy Science Club
Contact: Dr. Jillian Bohlen (; 706-542-9108

The UGA Livestock Judging Team
Contact: Ms. Sarah Loughridge (706) 542-1852)

The UGA Meat Animal Evaluation Team
Contact: Dr. Dean Pringle (; 542-0997)

The UGA Dairy Judging Team
Contact: Dr. Bill Graves (; 706-542-9106)
Available Graduate Programs: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Master of Science
Doctor of Philosophy