Careers & Internships
The poultry industry is a global industry reaching all parts of the world. Graduates who receive a poultry science degree from the Department of Poultry Science in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas will have received a broad education in the science and business of animal agriculture, focusing on poultry.
We are one of the most industry-supported departments at the University of Arkansas and with this tremendous support comes financial assistance, scholarships, internships, incredible facilities, classrooms and more. A degree in poultry science will open doors for graduates at the state and national levels, as well as throughout the world.
Graduates with a degree in poultry science will be prepared to enter a variety of careers in either the public or private sector or apply to a professional school in medicine, dental, pharmaceutical or the veterinary sciences.
Average starting salary offers made to new poultry science graduates:
- Bachelor of Science $45,000.00
- Master of Science $65,000.00
- Ph.D $95,000.00
Here are just a few of the companies where a poultry scientist might work:
Butterball, Simmons, Cal-Maine, Abbott Labs, Cargill, Kroger, Intervet, Elanco, Pfizer, DeKalb, Hubbard, Purina, Roche, Ivesco, Tyson Foods, Wayne Farms, Aviagen, OK Foods, Cobb-Vantress, George’s, Pilgrim’s Pride, HEB, Animal Health International, Hyline International, McDonalds
Poultry Science internships offer students a chance to earn a paycheck and gain valuable hands-on training which complements and expands their classroom experiences. For example, companies participating in our internship program have included: Cargill Meat Solutions, Cal-Maine, Cobb-Vantress, Georges, Pilgrim’s Pride, Simmons Foods and Tyson Foods.
For more information about interning, contact Dr. Susan Watkins.