Curriculum in Poultry Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine

This option is designed to develop the technical, analytical, and communication skills, as well as provide the broad scientific foundation, needed for success in post-graduate degree programs, such as the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy or other post-graduate professional degrees. Completion of this option will also prepare graduates for technical and research positions in the poultry and allied industries. Courses listed for the first six semesters satisfy requirements for admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine. Completion of the remaining requirements or successful completion of one year in the College of Veterinary Medicine or Pharmacy School entitles the student to a B.S. degree in poultry science.

Poultry Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine Option

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I3CHEM 1040 Fundamental Chemistry II3
CHEM 1031 Fundamental Chemistry I Laboratory1CHEM 1041 Fundamental Chemistry II Laboratory1
BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology3BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology3
BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory1BIOL 1031 Organismal Biology Laboratory1
POUL 1000 Introductory Poultry Science3ENGL 1100 English Composition I3
MATH 1610 Calculus I4Core Fine Arts3
 Core Social Science3
 15 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 2070 Organic Chemistry I3CHEM 2080 Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 2071 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1CHEM 2081 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory1
POUL 3030 Commercial Poultry Production4POUL 3150 Poultry Physiology4
ENGL 1120 English Composition II3ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics3
POUL 2100 Professional Development for Animal Agriculture, Production, Processing & Feed Industries1COMM 1000 Public Speaking3
Core History 13Core History 23
 15 17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
AGRI 3000 Agricultural Genetics4BIOL 3200 General Microbiology4POUL 4920 Poultry Science Internship3
BCHE 3200 Principles of Biochemistry3BIOL 4100 Cell Biology3 
ANSC 3410 Animal Metabolism and Nutrition3PHYS 1500 General Physics I4 
Core Literature3ANSC 3420 Applied Animal Feeding and Nutrition3 
Core Humanities (PHIL)3  
 16 14 3
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
POUL 5050 Poultry Feeding3POUL 3060 Poultry Breeding, Fertility, and Hatchability3
POUL 5110 Poultry Processing3POUL 5160 Principles of Food Safety3
POUL 5080 Poultry Health3Science Elective13
STAT 2510 Statistics for Biological and Health Sciences3POUL 5030 Advanced Commercial Poultry Production3
General Elective or ROTC3UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 12
Total Hours: 124
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For the science elective, select from ANSC 3600,  BIOL 3010, BIOL 4000, BIOL 5020, BIOL 5110, BIOL 5240, BIOL 5500BIOL 5600, or PHYS 1510.