Poultry and Avian Science, Minor

Program Code: PAS_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
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
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
ANSC 211Introduction to Avian Biology 13
ANSC 311Poultry Production and Management 23
ANSC/VBSC 425Principles of Avian Diseases 33
Additional Courses
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 Keystone/General Education Course
Principles of Animal Nutrition
Animal Genetics and Selection
Animal Science Internship 4
The Vertebrates
Vertebrate Laboratory
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
Foreign Studies
Food Microbiology
Laboratory in Food Microbiology
Managing Food Quality
Science and Technology of Muscle Foods
General Animal Pathology
Ornithology Laboratory
Ornithology
Wildlife Management

Academic Advising

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.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Robert G. Elkin
Professor of Avian Nutritional Biochemistry
323 Agricultural Sciences & Industries Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-2102
rge3@psu.edu

Career Paths

Careers

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.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES WITH A MINOR IN POULTRY AND AVIAN SCIENCE

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.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

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Contact

University Park

DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SCIENCE
335 Agricultural Sciences & Industries Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-983-3665
AskDAS@psu.edu

http://animalscience.psu.edu