Department of Poultry Science

Growth of the poultry industry has created the need for scientific, technical and business knowledge in the various fields important to successful poultry production. In few fields of science is an understanding of the basic sciences, nutrition, genetics, physiology, diseases, biotechnology, processing and marketing more rewarding than in the modern, intensive methods of poultry and food production. Students are trained in the necessary background, analytical skills, problem solving and leadership for complex production units, hatcheries, integrated feed mills, processing plants and research laboratories. Rapid industry growth provides many career opportunities for graduates. Students are given two emphasis areas in which to specialize their education toward their selected career goals. The University Core Curriculum courses and the Poultry Science Core courses are required for both emphases. Students then complete a BS degree in either emphasis area by completing the respective emphasis area courses. All students are strongly encouraged to get early and frequent academic counseling which is readily available.

Athrey, Giridhar N, Associate Professor
Poultry Science
PHD, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2009

Bailey, Christopher A, Professor
Poultry Science
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1982

Berghman, Luc R, Professor
Poultry Science
PHD, University of Leuven, Belgium, 1987

Carey, John B, Professor
Poultry Science
PHD, Kansas State University, 1982

Farnell, Morgan B, Associate Professor
Poultry Science
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2003

Farnell, Yuhua Z, Instructional Assistant Professor
Poultry Science
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2002

McElroy, Audrey, Professor
Poultry Science
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1998

Walzem, Rosemary L, Professor
Poultry Science
PHD, University of California at Davis, 1987