UGA Specific Information for Dairy Science

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. 

Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Dairy Science*

** Includes Self-Employed

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A variety of industries hire Dairy Science graduates. Provided below are a few of the more prominent of those employers: 

Manufacturing and Production

Food manufacturers are large employers of dairy science majors. Opportunities exist in a number of departments and specialties, including quality control/assurance, food processing, sanitation, packaging and inventory control. Your degree may qualify you for entry-level managerial jobs such as team leader, and with additional education and experience, some dairy science majors can become plant managers.

Sales and Marketing

Dairy manufacturers hire dairy scientists to sell and market their products to grocers and other food suppliers. There are also opportunities available to manage these accounts, as well as conduct and oversee market research projects. Along with food manufacturers, other industries such as breeders, animal nutritionists and feeders may also hire dairy scientists to work in areas of sales and marketing.

Research and Development 

Dairy science majors often find employment in the field of research and development. They may research and test new products, develop recipes, collect data and work to improve on existing product lines, as well as tackle other problems such as food textures, processing and preservation

Farm Management

Many dairy science graduates aspire to own and manage farms. In this capacity they are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the dairy farm including herding, nutrition management, feeding, operation and milking. General business knowledge in accounting, sales, marketing and facilities management is also needed for this job.

*Taken from “Dairy Science Careers”: 

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The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 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)
Southeastern Land Group, Inc Land Agent
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*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 2019 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 School Program(s)
North Carolina State University Animal Science, Degree Not Specified
University of Georgia Veterinary Medicine, DVM
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