Poultry Science (Minor)

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Upon completion of the minor in Poultry Science curriculum, students will be able to describe the management of poultry including advanced topics such as genetics, nutrition, physiology and pathology.

Admissions and Certification of Minor

In both instances, students should contact Ms. Lynn Worley-Davis, 919.515.6852, lwdavis@ncsu.edu. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.

To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. To apply to Add a Minor, go to: https://go.ncsu.edu/minor_coda.

Contact Person

Ms. Lynn Worley-Davis
919.515.6852
lwdavis@ncsu.edu

SIS Code: 11POM

Plan Requirements

  • Students must maintain a grade of ‘C’ or better in each course used toward the minor.
  • Students may only count up to 2 hours of PO 492 External Learning Experience toward the minor.
  • Students may only count up to 2 hours of PO 493 Special Problems in Poultry Science toward the minor.
Required Courses5
Poultry Science and Production
Poultry Science and Production Laboratory
Poultry Seminar
Elective Courses 10
Muscle Foods and Eggs
Live Poultry and Poultry Product Evaluation, Grading, and Inspection
Avian Anatomy and Physiology
Physiological Aspects of Poultry Management
Physiological Aspects of Poultry Management Laboratory
Production and Management of Game Birds in Confinement
Agrosecurity
Comparative Nutrition
Commercial Egg Production
Poultry Meat Production
Feed Manufacturing Technology
Poultry Processing and Products
Poultry Incubation & Breeding
External Learning Experience
Special Problems in Poultry Science
Poultry Diseases
Comparative Endocrinology
Total Hours15