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|Requirements for the Minor||18|
Requirements for the Minor
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.
|Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|ANSC 211||Introduction to Avian Biology 1||3|
|ANSC 311||Poultry Production and Management 2||3|
|ANSC/VBSC 425||Principles of Avian Diseases 3||3|
|Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|Select 3 credits of the following:||3|
|Food Product Marketing|
|Agribusiness in the Global Economy|
|Animal Products Technology|
|Animal Products Technology Laboratory|
|Integrated Animal Biology|
|Principles of Animal Nutrition|
|Animal Genetics and Selection|
|Animal Science Internship 4|
|Select 6 credits of the following:||6|
|Farm Planning and Financial Management|
|Financial Decision Making for Agribusiness|
|Agribusiness Markets & Prices|
|Managing the Food System|
|Nutrient Management in Agricultural Systems|
|Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology|
|Poultry Evaluation and Selection|
|Comparative Physiology of Domestic Animals|
|Independent Studies 4|
|Laboratory in Food Microbiology|
|Managing Food Quality|
|Science and Technology of Muscle Foods|
|General Animal Pathology|
The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.
Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.
Robert G. Elkin
Professor of Avian Nutritional Biochemistry
323 Agricultural Sciences & Industries Building
University Park, PA 16802
Graduates enjoy careers in animal agribusiness management, animal breeding and genetics, animal health/pharmaceuticals/veterinary science, animal nutrition/feed additives, animal well-being (auditor), environmental management, extension education, feed mill operation, food safety/quality control, government (regulatory agencies), hatchery management, live production management of laying hens, broilers, turkeys, ducks, etc., operations management (poultry processing), research/laboratory management, and sales and marketing.
Opportunities for Graduate Studies
The graduate program in Animal Science offers research and teaching activities at the University Park Campus. Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees are available. Our faculty specialize in management, breeding and genomics, growth and development biology, meat science, nutrition, and nutritional, lactational, and reproductive physiology of a wide variety of animals. Course work and the area of thesis research will be designed to meet the specific interests and needs of the student. Students with a Poultry and Avian Science minor have also pursued degrees in veterinary medicine (D.V.M. or V.M.D.), sometimes concurrently with a Ph.D. program.