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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.

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. Our integrated approach and network of research stations provide students with unique on-farm experience through research and Extension.

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

We Want You Here

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.

Spread Your Wings

Poultry research and production systems vary widely around the world. Studying abroad allows you to approach your degree from a new angle while experiencing tremendous cultural, personal and academic growth.

Studying abroad also fulfills the Global Knowledge co-requisite degree requirement for NC State students.

feel milling minor, Andy Paris, studying abroad in Mexico