Prestage students and teacher at field lab with turkeys.


We're training the next generation of poultry science leaders. Your opportunity awaits.

Join Our Flock

Poultry scientists are in high demand. Especially ours.

As one of only six poultry science departments in the United States – and with increasing worldwide demand for poultry – it’s our job to prepare students for careers in the burgeoning poultry industry.

We offer two poultry science degree tracks: a technology-focused degree to prepare students for a career in agribusiness, and a science-focused degree that prepares students for graduate or professional school. We also provide a very popular poultry science minor.

And any of our advanced degrees — three master’s options, a feed milling graduate certificate and a Ph.D. — can advance your career.

Prestage students and faculty are trailblazers. Our innovations range from in ovo vaccination and in ovo feeding to feed technologies that improve bird health.

Join our flock and you’ll be part of one of the best programs in the world.

1 teacher for every 5 students

You'll get the attention you need.

We Want You Here

Rachel Tabb

We realize competition to get into NC State is on the rise. And we are committed to helping all qualified students find a path to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. We want you here – and we’ll help find the right path for you.

There are a number of ways to gain admission, from traditional freshman enrollment to programs like STEAM and ASPIRE that offer alternative paths. Discover yours today.

Your Path to CALS

Spread Your Wings

Master of Poultry Science students taking a selfie.Student life is about way more than books, classes, and labs. There are clubs to join, countries to explore, people to meet and new experiences to try. If you’re interested in joining our family — or simply want to find out what it’s like to be a student here — we have a number of opportunities for you to explore. Seize yours today.

Clubs and Programs