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Undergraduate Programs

Driven to Succeed

We’re training the next generation of poultry science leaders. And 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 — English, biology, chemistry and math, to name a few.

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. And you’ll have the opportunity to minor in several other areas including agribusiness management, biotechnology or feed mill management.

No matter which direction you take, there are plenty of opportunities. Read on to learn more.

Contact Us

Ready to Join Prestage?

For more information on undergraduate programs and minors, contact Lynn Worley-Davis, undergraduate teaching coordinator: lwdavis@ncsu.edu or 919-515-6852.

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.

Read on to find the right one for you.

Science Concentration

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.

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Technology Concentration

Eggs in an incubation machineIf 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.

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Minors

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