Minoring in Poultry Science

The minor in Poultry Science is available to all students enrolled at Texas A&M University.  The main educational goal of this program is to provide students, majoring in other fields, with a basic knowledge of various fields within the poultry industry.  The courses required for this minor will cover information on major topics in the poultry industry.  The courses listed below represent the 16 hours required for a minor in Poultry Science.

Required Courses (7 hours):

  • POSC 201 – General Avian Science – Both Fall and Spring
  • POSC 309 – Poultry Meat Production – Fall

Additional Courses (minimum of 9 hours; all courses below are 3 hours each):

  • POSC 308 – Avian Anatomy and Physiology  – Fall
  • POSC 313 – Game Birds and Ornamental Fowl – Spring
  • POSC 319 – Breeder and Hatchery Management – Spring
  • POSC 326 – Commercial Egg Industry – Fall
  • POSC 333 – Instincts and Behavior – Fall
  • POSC 405 – Egg and Poultry Meat Processing  -Fall
  • POSC 411 – Poultry Nutrition – Fall
  • POSC 414 – Avian Genetics and Breeding – Fall
  • POSC 427 – Animal Waste Management – Fall
  • POSC 444 – International Poultry Production Study Abroad – Spring
  • POSC 454 – Animal Welfare – Spring
  • POSC 485 – Directed Studies – Both Fall and Spring
  • POSC 491 – Research – Both Fall and Spring

The Poultry Science Department cannot guarantee the availability of the courses required to meet the requirements listed above.  Successful completion of the minor will be certified by a degree audit during the semester of the student’s graduation.  The minor will be recognized after graduation on the student’s transcript, but not on the student’s diploma.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Poultry Science must fill out the Poultry Science Minor Form and meet with a Poultry Science advisor to complete the form in Kleberg 101.  Once signed, the form must be given to student’s major advisor to be added to degree.


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