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Penn State University Park

Begin Date: Fall Semester 2009
End Date: Spring Semester 2014

Poultry and Avian Science Minor - ARCHIVE

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 19 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 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).

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

Select 3 credits from: AG BM 302(3), AG BM 338(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)[*], FD SC 408(2), FD SC 409W(3), FD SC 411(2), 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.


Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2009

Blue Sheet Item #: 37-05-003

Review Date: 2/24/09



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