Why should I major in Poultry Science?

Poultry Science prepares students for positions of responsibility and leadership with technical and scientific knowledge in the industry’s vast aspects from production to distribution of meat and eggs. Poultry represents the largest agricultural employer in Arkansas, and the bulk of agriculture careers in Arkansas are with the allied poultry industry. Poultry Science is the only major at the University of Arkansas with a 100 percent placement rate after completion of a bachelor's degree. Graduates are prepared for careers in many areas, such as breeding, genetics, production, disease and more, as well as advancement into professional and graduate school.

What can I do with a degree in Poultry Science?

There are multiple career options for a Poultry Science graduate. Depending on their course of study, graduates can be employed in areas of science, sales, production and marketing, or pursue further education in graduate/professional school. 

  • Biosciences
  • Genetics/Breeding
  • Research Technician
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Immunology
  • Production Management
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Medical/Professional School
  • More Career Options

What does a Poultry Science major study?

The course of study for a Poultry Science student is customizable to match their interests and meet academic goals.

2020-21 Degree Plan Checksheet:

2020-21 Semester-by-Semester Degree Plans:

To view degree plans prior to 2019-20, see the Poultry Science Degree  Archives.

How can a Poultry Science student be involved?

The Poultry Science Department and the University offer a variety of outlets for students to gain professional development experiences.

Female Poultry Science student working at Tyson.

Quick Facts

Poultry Science

Average Starting Salary:

Graduate School & Employment Placement Rate:

Internship Required:

Commonly Paired Minors:
Agribusiness, Animal Science

*Based on most recent Career Development Center Outcomes Report

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