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Undergraduate Programs

Driven to Succeed

We’re training the next generation of poultry science leaders. In order for you to be successful, we believe it’s important for you to gain fresh perspective on the world.

That’s why your first two years will include basic courses in subjects outside our department such as English, biology, chemistry, and math.

Then, when you’ve decided which of our two tracks you want to pursue — technology or science — you’ll focus your last two years on courses in your major. These range from poultry production to avian physiology to agricultural economics.

Many of our students choose to double major in poultry science and another related field such as animal science, wildlife biology, zoology or food science. You can also minor in several other areas including agribusiness management, biotechnology or feed mill management.

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Undergraduate Degrees

Our department offers two poultry science degree tracks: a science-focused degree that prepares students for graduate or professional school and a technology-focused degree to prepare students for a career in agribusiness.

Interested in applying to vet school, graduate school or another advanced degree program? Then our science concentration is for you.

Through this track, you’ll take courses that are often required for admissions to professional schools. Offerings focus on core biological, mathematical, and physical sciences courses as well as those specific to poultry science.

If you want to work in the poultry industry or allied industries after graduation, the technology concentration is for you.

While the curriculum is similar to the science option, you’ll have additional opportunities to take business and management courses.

Accelerated Bachelor/Masters Degree

This accelerated program allows academically advanced undergraduate students in the Science Concentration to earn a bachelor’s and non-thesis or thesis master’s degree within 5 or 5.5 years


We offer two popular minors: poultry science and feed milling. Students don’t have to be a poultry science major to pursue a minor. From food science to biotechnology, we have the minor for you.

Learn about the management of poultry, including advanced topics such as genetics, nutrition, physiology, and pathology.

Gain a foundation in animal feed milling technology, including functions and operation of a modern feed mill.