Poultry Science - B.S.A.

General Information

Degree & Major: Poultry Science - B.S.A.
College Name: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Department Name: Poultry Science
Brian Fairchild
Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
(706) 542-1337
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: 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.

Career Opportunities: 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.
Scholarships: The following scholarships are available for Poultry Science majors: Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Gay Memorial Fund; Roy and Maye Durr Scholarship; Assist Scholarship Fund; Harrison Poultry Science Scholarship; Till M. Huston Scholarship; Charles M. Rose Memorial Scholarship (Graduate Student).
Internships: Internships are available but not required.
Student Organizations: Poultry Science Club (www.uga.edu/~poultry)
Dr. Mark Compton, Advisor, mcompton@uga.edu, (706)542-1359
Available Graduate Programs: Students taking the Poultry Science science option are prepared to go to graduate school in almost any science area.