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Poultry Science Major

Poultry science majors study traditional poultry courses dealing with production, management, breeding, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, processing and diseases. Students can also choose to supplement their degree with additional agribusiness and science courses to prepare them for the wide variety of positions available in the poultry industry.

What does a poultry science major study?

Course work
Visit the course plan below for a typical course sequence for an Poultry Science major. You will determine the right classes for your interests with the help of your advisor.

See required Poultry Science courses and available electives in the University of Georgia Bulletin.

To prepare for courses to earn a degree in poultry science we recommend you:

  • Participate in FFA Poultry Judging
  • Participate in 4-H Poultry Judging
  • Participate in 4-H Poultry Science Project Achievement
  • Join Beta Club
  • Take AP and Honors Science Courses
  • Attend Avian Adventures

What can a poultry science student do outside of class?

Opportunities for hands-on learning include:

  • Labs with live birds
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Poultry Judging team
  • Help with Avian Adventures
  • Internship opportunities
  • Study abroad opportunities

Get involved with these extracurricular activities:

  • The Collegiate 4-H Club
  • UGA Collegiate FFA
  • Poultry Science Club
  • UGA Pre-Vet Club

See complete list of CAES student clubs and organizations.

What jobs can I get with a poultry science degree?

Potential careers for poultry science majors include:

  • Breeding supervisor
  • Broiler Manager
  • Geneticist
  • Hatchery manager
  • Poultry production specialist
  • Veterinary/Professional School

Entry-Level Salary $30,000-$60,000

See 2013/2014 Entry-Level Salary Information for Recent Graduates in Agriculture and Related Disciplines.

How do I pay for college?

Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) awards scholarships to students enrolled in our majors. Go to CAES Scholarships.

Financial aid
To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.

Apply now!

Apply to the University of Georgia to be an Poultry Science major today. The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences would love to have you as part of our family.

University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)