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Agricultural Sciences

Begin Date: Spring Semester 2005
End Date: Spring Semester 2009

Poultry and Avian Science Minor - ARCHIVE

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

PROFESSOR ROBERT G. ELKIN, Program Coordinator

The Poultry and Avian Science Minor is designed for students who wish to supplement their academic major with studies focused on the biology, management, and diseases of various avian species, with an emphasis on domestic fowl. Students are required to complete a minimum of 18 credits (9 credits at the 400 level). The three prescribed courses 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 and expertise in poultry management, poultry evaluation and selection, ornithology, animal genetics and breeding, nutrition, physiology, growth and development, products technology, welfare, and general animal pathology. 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).

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(4) (Sem: 5-6)
AN SC 425(3) (Sem: 7-8)

Select 3 credits from: AN SC 207(2), AN SC 208(1) (Sem: 3-6)
AN SC 300(3), AN SC 301(3), AN SC 322(3), AN SC 395(1-3)[*] (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6 credits from: AN SC 400(1), AN SC 418(3), AN SC 420(4), AN SC 421(2), AN SC 423(3), AN SC 442(3), AN SC 496(3)[*], VB SC 420(3), W F S 406(1), or W F S 407(3) (Sem: 7-8)

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

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2005

Blue Sheet Item #: 33-02-001

Review Date: 9/19/06



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