Biological Science

The biological science major provides a flexible program of study integrating both biological and agricultural sciences. In addition, it can be used by students to prepare for professional programs in medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and dentistry, as well as for advanced degrees in any of the biological sciences. Graduates with a degree in biological sciences are prepared for careers in industry, business and government dealing with food, fiber, health care and environmental stewardship.

Course Plan

View the course plan below for a typical course sequence of a biological science major. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your adviser.

Biological Sciences (4-Year Course Plan)

Students wishing to attend classes on the Griffin or Tifton campus need to complete their 1000-2000 level courses. View required biological science courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin.


To prepare for courses to earn a biological science degree we recommend you:

  • Take available AP and honors science courses prior to attending UGA
  • Participate in any school or community animal and/or biological science clubs or organizations
  • Volunteer, work, or shadow in a veterinary or medical practice, pharmacy, etc.

Possible Careers

  • Human Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Agricultural Production
  • Biologist
  • Laboratory Research and Development
  • Government Agencies