Poultry Science Major

Poultry Science is a major that focuses on the application of biological and chemical principles to the production and management of poultry animals and the production and handling of poultry products.

Poultry Science majors and degree programs generally include instruction in avian sciences, nutrition sciences, food science and technology, biochemistry, hatchery design, and related aspects of human and animal health and safety.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Poultry Science (use the College Search feature and enter " Poultry Science " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Poultry Science?

Completing this major/degree program can lead to work in a variety of fields such as agribusiness, food science, nutrition or food production. People can also enter a career in sales, research or breeding.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Poultry Science:

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Poultry Science: