What Can I Do With a Major In Poultry Science?
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All students in the Department of Poultry Science are encouraged to obtain a well-rounded education in the humanities and social sciences as well as the biological, chemical, and physical sciences. Students receive a minimum of 36 semester credit 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.
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.<! -- end major description -->
Class of 2021 Career Outcomes for Poultry Science*
** Includes Self-Employed
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- U.S. Poultry and Egg Association
- American Egg Board
- American Poultry Association
- American Farm Bureau Federation
- Association of Avian Veterinarians
- The Coop
- Food Safety (HACCP) information
- The American Veterinary Medicine Association
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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2021 Poultry Science majors
The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2021 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.
|Ancera||Summer Intern||Aviagen||ISO Auditor||Fieldale Farms||Not Specified||Fieldale Farms||Not Specified||Fieldale Farms||Not Specified||Fieldale Farms||Not Specified||Fieldale Farms||Not Specified||Harrison Poultry||Live Production QA Assistant||Harrison Poultry||Rotational Intern||MarJac Poultry, Inc.||Service Technician||MarJac Poultry, Inc.||Service Technician||Perdue Farms||Management Trainee||Southern Wall Systems||Project Manager||Southern Wall Systems||Project Manager|
Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2021 Poultry Science majors
The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.
|Texas A&M University||Ag. Leadership, Education, and Communications, MS||University of Georgia||Agribusiness, MAB||University of Georgia||Agribusiness, MAB||University of Georgia||Poultry Science, MS|