The Animal Science major at the University of Georgia 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.
The curriculum prepares students for careers as livestock producers, farm managers, animal science specialists, county extension agents, vocational agricultural teachers, or research technicians. Students also qualify for agribusiness careers with meat processing companies, feed manufacturers, breed associations, animal health companies, livestock marketing organizations, livestock equipment and supply companies, livestock publications, and related fields.
The Animal Science major is also recommended for students wishing to enter a program of study in veterinary medicine.
Zoologists and wildlife biologists study animals and other wildlife and how they interact with their ecosystems. They study the physical characteristics of animals, animal behaviors, and the impacts humans have on wildlife and natural habitats.