Poultry Science

Poultry science majors receive training to prepare for careers in the science and business of poultry production and for further study in various graduate programs. Students take traditional poultry courses focused on production, management, breeding, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, processing and diseases. Students can also supplement their degree with additional agribusiness and science courses to prepare them for the wide variety of positions available in the poultry industry.

Did you know?

Poultry Science majors have 100 percent employment rates after graduation. View details for Poultry Science B.S.A.

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Course Plan

View the course plan for a typical course sequence for poultry science majors. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your adviser.

Poultry Science (4-Year Course Plan)

View required poultry science courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin.

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To prepare for courses to earn a poultry science degree we recommend you:

  • Participate in FFA or 4-H poultry judging
  • Participate in 4-H Poultry Science Project Achievement
  • Take AP and honors science courses
  • Attend Avian Adventures



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Possible Careers

  • Hatchery Manager
  • Breeding Supervisor
  • Broiler Manager
  • Complex Compliance Officer
  • County Agent
  • Feed Inspector
  • Flock Supervisor
  • Food Scientist
  • Poultry Specialist
  • Production Manager
  • Quality Assurance Management Trainee
  • Turkey Grower
  • Veterinary/Professional School

Poultry Science
110 Cedar Street
Athens, GA 30602

Undergraduate Coordinator

Brian D. Fairchild Professor
Poultry Science


Jessica N. Fife Program Coordinator II
Poultry Science