UGA Specific Information for Biological Science

This major provides a very flexible program of study integrating both biological and agricultural sciences. In addition, it can be used by students to prepare for professional programs in veterinary medicine, pharmacy, medicine, and dentistry, as well as for advanced degrees (Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy) in any of the biological and life sciences.

This major provides preparation for graduate or professional study as well as for employment in business, industry, or government positions requiring a broad background in the biological sciences. Opportunities for work in biology and agriculture are expected to grow as an increasing human population demands more food, fiber, and wood products, health care, and environmental stewardship. Faculty advisors at UGA help students with job and graduate school placement.



Class of 2021 Career Outcomes for Biological Science*

** Includes Self-Employed


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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2021 Biological Science majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2021 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Animal Hospital of Towne Lake Veterinary Technician Assistant
athenahealth Project Associate
Athens Wholesale Nursery Botanist
Atlanta Humane Society Logistics Coordinator
Atlanta Humane Society Shelter Veterinary Technician
Banfield Pet Hopsital Vet Assistant
Christopher's Bridge Home Care Patient Care Assistant
Cranial Technologies Baby Imaging Specialist
CryoLife, Inc. Dissector
CryoLife, Inc. QA Specialist
East Athens Development Coporation Program and Compliance Analyst
Emory University Lab Animal Technician
Eurofins EGL Genetics Molecular Laboratory Technician
Hawthorne Animal Hospital Athens Not Specified
JCB Leadership Development Associate
Jeff Davis County Math Teacher & Football/Basketball Coach
Middle Georgia Endodontics DMD
Monroe Animal Care Hospital Veterinarian Assistant
North Lake Veterinary Surgery Veterinary Assistant
The Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Program Pre-Doctoral Fulbright Scholar
University of Georgia Horticulture Research Technician (1)
University of Georgia Veterinary Assistant
University of Georgia Lab Tech
University of Georgia Veterinary Hospital Pharmacy Tech
Urgent Care of Oconee Front Desk Attendant
USDA Food Inspector
Van Meter Pediatric Endocrinology Medical Assistant
Vanderbilt University Certified Nursing Assistant
Winder Animal Hospital Veterinary Technician
Winder Animal Hospital Veterinary Technician
Winder Animal Hospital Veterinary Technician
Winder Animal Hospital Veterinary Technician
Winder Animal Hospital Veterinary Technician
* denotes no responses received.
*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2021 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2021 Biological Science majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Augusta University Not Specified
Augusta University Dental Medicine, DMD
Augusta University Dental Medicine, DMD
Augusta University Medicine, MD
BYU Idaho Not Specified
Catholic University of America Law, JD
Emory University Anesthesiology, MMSc
Georgia Gwinnett College Undeclared
Kennesaw State University Accelerated Nursing Program, ABSN
Meharry Medical College Medicine, MD
Mercer University Medicine, MD
Mercer University Medicine, MD
Mercer University Medicine, MD
Ohio State University Veterinary Medicine, DVM
University of Georgia Veterinary Medicine, DVM
University of Georgia Food Science, MS
University of Georgia Animal and Dairy Science, Master's
University of Georgia Agribusiness, MAB
University of Georgia Veterinary Medicine, DVM
University of Georgia Veterinary Medicine, DVM
University of Georgia Veterinary Medicine, DVM
University of Georgia Agribusiness, MAB
University of Georgia Veterinary Medicine, DVM
University of Georgia Veterinary Medicine, DVM
University of Georgia Agribusiness, MAB
University of Georgia Agribusiness, MAB
University of Georgia Veterinary Medicine, DVM
University of Georgia Veterinary Medicine, DVM
University of North Georgia Clinical Counseling -Addictions Track, MS
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Intergated Biomedical Sciences, PhD
Western University Dental Medicine, DMD
* denotes no responses received.