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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Poultry and Avian Science Minor

University Park: College of Agricultural Sciences (P A S)

The Poultry and Avian Science minor is designed for students who wish to supplement their academic major with studies focused on the biology and management of avian species, with an emphasis on domestic fowl. In recognition of the diverse career opportunities in the modern poultry and game bird industries, the minor is designed to also accommodate students with primary interests in agribusiness management, food science, and wildlife science. Students are required to complete a minimum of 18 credits (9 credits at the 400 level). AN SC 211, AN SC 311, and AN SC 425(VB SC 425) provide a foundation of knowledge pertaining to both avian sciences and the commercial poultry industry, while additional courses selected by the student will allow for further specialization in the foundation animal science disciplines, agribusiness management, food science, and wildlife and fisheries science. In addition, credits from poultry or avian internship experiences and/or independent study projects may also be applied towards meeting the requirements of the minor.

The University's Poultry Education and Research Center is used extensively for supplementing classroom work with hands-on laboratories. The flexibility of the minor permits program planning commensurate with an individual's interests and professional goals, and should enhance the student's ability to compete for related positions in industry, government, or academia (graduate or professional school).

The prerequisites for the minor's prescribed courses are BIOL 110 (for AN SC 211), AN SC 100 (for AN SC 311), and AN SC 211, AN SC 311, and MICRB 106 & 107 or MICRB 201 & 202 (for AN SC 425/VB SC 425).

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


AN SC 211(3) (Sem: 1-4)
AN SC 311(3) (Sem: 5-7)
AN SC/VB SC 425(3) (Sem: 6-8)

Select 3 credits from: AG BM 302(3), AG BM 338 IL(3), AN SC 207(2), AN SC 208(1) (Sem: 3-6)
AN SC 300 GN(3), AN SC 301(3), AN SC 322(3), AN SC 395(1-3)[*], W F S 300(2), W F S 301(2) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from: AG BM 407(3), AG BM 408(3), AG BM 420(3), AG BM 460(3), AN SC 418(3), AN SC 420(4), AN SC 421(2), AN SC 423(3), AN SC 496(3)[*], AN SC 499 IL(2), FD SC 408(3), FD SC 409W(2), FD SC 411(3), FD SC 415(3), VB SC 420(3), W F S 406(2), W F S 407(3), W F S 447W(3) (Sem: 7-8)

[*] AN SC 395 and AN SC 496 must have a poultry or avian biology emphasis.

Lasted Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2016

Blue Sheet Item #: 44-06-002

Review Date: 04/05/2016