Avian Biology Major

Avian Biology Major

Available at: Athens

Students in the Avian Biology major will receive broad training in applied avian sciences and a strong grounding in the biological sciences paired with hands-on learning experiences to prepare them for careers in education, environmental protection, resource conservation, wildlife recovery programs, biomedical research, veterinary medicine or avian publishing and ecotourism.

What does an Avian Biology Major Study?


View the required classes and available electives in the UGA Bulletin. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor.


To prepare for courses to earn an Avian Biology degree we recommend

  • Participate in FFA or 4-H Poultry Judging
  • Intern or Volunteer at a Bird Sanctuary, Zoological Park or Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
  • Take AP and Honors Science Courses
  • Attend Avian Adventures

What can an Avian Biology student do outside of class?

Hands-On Learning

  • Labs with live birds and specimens
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Undergraduate teaching opportunities
  • Internship opportunities
  • Field studies in Costa Rica
  • Study abroad opportunities 

What jobs can I get with an Avian Biology degree?

Career Potential

  • Exotic Bird Breeder
  • Avian Biologist
  • Conservationist
  • Avian Research Technician
  • Avian Writer and/or Photographer
  • Avian Animal Trainer and Caretaker
  • Veterinary/Professional School

How do I pay for college?


Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) awards scholarships to students enrolled in our majors.

Go to CAES Scholarships.

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.

  • CAES Office of Academic Affairs
  • 102 Conner Hall
  • Athens, Georgia 30602
  • 706-542-1611

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