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Poultry Science



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Degree Type/Duration

Degrees will often be for Animal Science with a poultry concentration.

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctorate Degree (Varies)




Poultry science allows students to learn how to manage poultry farms. These farms often raise birds such as chickens, ducks, or geese which are raised for meat and eggs.


Coursework may cover the following areas: Anatomy, Nutrition, Biology, Food Science, Animal Health, Animal Safety, Poultry Science, Avian Science, Meat Science, Physiology, Breeder & Hatchery Management, Processing, Feed Formulation, Waste Management, Poultry Disease, Bacteriology, Reproduction, Genetics



Potential Career Paths


·       Animal Biotechnologist

·       Animal Caretaker

·       Animal Welfare Specialist

·       Artificial Insemination Technician

·       Poultry Farm Worker

·       Farm Manager

·       Feed Mill Manager

·       Hatchery Manager

·       Production Manager



Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Animal handling experience

·       Livestock judging

·       Meat judging

·       Certified A.I.

·       Additional certification available

·       Veterinary school with proper pre-requisites

·       Internship or work experience related to animal agriculture


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