Poultry Science

Developing healthier sources of food.

Our¬†Department of Poultry Science has been recognized nationally for its production programs, as well as housing the IFT accredited Food Science Program. As a student in poultry science, you’ll study the nutrition, marketing, management and business principles needed to improve today’s industry. Poultry science students receive a foundation in basic sciences and mathematics as well as an understanding¬†of the food supply needs of the U.S. and other countries.

Department of Poultry Science


The poultry pre-vet/pre-professional option provides the strong science background needed for graduate programs and veterinary school, as well as technical industry positions.


Poultry Production

The poultry production option will provide you with the technical background needed for a career in food safety, microbiology, food processing, product quality assurance or product development. The curriculum allows flexibility to develop expertise in a specific area of interest.


          Food safety Quality control management
          Production management Food packaging design and development
          Farm management Medicine and veterinary medicine
          Process engineering Animal health and nutrition
          Research and development Hatchery management
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Sarah Stephenson
HIGHLIGHTS Education:B.S. Poultry Production Graduation:2015 Current Position:Director, Animal Welfare – United Egg Producers Current Location:Alpharetta, GA WHAT ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES?¬†…
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Beth Westmoreland
Beth collaborates with her factory on supply, demand, and logistics, and manages the transport and inventory of 100 different chocolate…
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Jason Shell
Vice President of Food Safety and Quality Assurance for USA Proteins, Keystone Foods ‚ÄĒ Huntsville, Alabama Continue Reading
Randall Ennis, Poultry Science Alumni
Randall Ennis
President, World Poultry Foundation Continue Reading Randall Ennis
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Amanda Rials
Food Safety Quality Assurance Manager, Northwest Arkansas Distribution for Tyson Food, Inc. ‚ÄĒ Rogers, Arkansas Continue Reading Amanda…

For More Information:

Codi R. Plaster (G-L)
Academic Advisor II
211 Poultry Science Building
Auburn, AL 36849