The information below describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major.
Understand that some of the options listed below may require additional training.
Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Major
Poultry is Georgia's largest agricultural industry. The agribusiness complex related to poultry in Georgia is a multi-million dollar
industry and is the largest employer in the agricultural sector. Students who major in poultry science have excellent opportunities for
employment and career advancement. They receive a minimum of 36 hours of poultry science dealing with production, management,
breeding, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, processing, and diseases. To complete their program of study, poultry science students
may elect additional courses in either agribusiness or science. Fundamental education in agricultural business, marketing, finance, and
management prepares students for entering the dynamic poultry industry in a wide variety of positions. In-depth courses in biological
and agricultural sciences prepare students who aspire to careers in teaching, research, and development for entering graduate or
Possible Job Titles of UGA Poultry Science Graduates
(*As reported by Career Center post-graduate survey)
Assistant Hatchery Manager*
Breeder Service Representative*