UGA Specific Information for Poultry Science

Poultry is Georgia's largest agricultural industry. The agribusiness complex related to poultry in Georgia is a multi-million dollar industry and is the largest employer in the agricultural sector. Students who major in poultry science have excellent opportunities for employment and career advancement. They receive a minimum of 36 hours of poultry science dealing with production, management, breeding, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, processing, and diseases. To complete their program of study, poultry science students may elect additional courses in either agribusiness or science. Fundamental education in agricultural business, marketing, finance, and management prepares students for entering the dynamic poultry industry in a wide variety of positions. In-depth courses in biological and agricultural sciences prepare students who aspire to careers in teaching, research, and development for entering graduate or professional schools.

Employers Hiring UGA Poultry Science for the Class of 2016*

Crider Foods | JBS S.A. | Mar-Jac Poultry | Pilgrim’s | Safe Foods Corporation | The University of Georgia | Tyson Foods, Inc. | U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

Job Titles of UGA Poultry Science Majors for the Class of 2016*

JBS Trainee | Management Trainee | Operations Associate | Poultry Research Center Farm Supervisor | Supervisor | Technical Assistant | Technical Services

UGA Poultry Science Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2016 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

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