Poultry is the leading agriculture industry in Arkansas, and SAU’s Poultry Science program will prepare students for careers in the ever-growing and changing industry.
SAU’s Department of Agriculture already has a history of supplying the poultry industry with qualified employees, yet this new emphasis will provide students with more comprehensive and hands-on knowledge of the field. New poultry education facilities will be added in two phases and will be unlike anything currently available in the region. The first phase is the First Financial Bank Poultry Education Facility. The complex will allow students to observe and interact with different aspects of poultry production from hatchery to processing. Phase two will include a processing laboratory that will offer SAU students complete training in past-harvest skills and techniques found in today’s poultry plants.
Students who complete all degree requirements will earn a bachelor of science degree in agricultural science. This degree prepares students to enter the workforce or move on to an advanced degree program.
- Our graduates communicate effectively
- Our students acquire knowledge of agricultural systems to make ethical and informed decisions relating to food and fiber production
- Our students can assimilate knowledge to develop critical thinking skills related to agriculture production and science
- Our graduates understand the value of technology and its application in Agricultural Communication and Agriculture Production
- Our graduates possess knowledge in the field of Agriculture
Poultry Science Option Courses (120 hours required for Degree) University Requirement - 2 hours GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar General Education* - 27 hours (Natural science and physical science courses are included in the major.) *Social Science requirement - AGEC 2073 Principles of Agricultural Economics Biological Science - 16 hours BIOL 1203/1201 Principles of Biology I/Lab BIOL 1213/1211 Principles of Biology II/Lab BIOL 3023/3021 Microbiology/Lab BIOL 3033/3031 Genetics/Lab Chemistry - 8 hours CHEM 1023/1021 University Chemistry I/Lab CHEM 1123/1121 University Chemistry II/Lab Agricultural Core - 28 hours ANSC 1000 Farm Experience AGEC 3043 Farm Management AGRI 4033 Issues in Agriculture ANSC 2002/2001 Animal Nutrition I/Lab ANSC 2013 Animal Anatomy and Physiology PLSC 1003 Introduction to Plant Science PLSC 2002/2001 Principles of Horticulture/Lab PLSC 2012/2011 Soils Science/Lab PLSC 2022/2021 Elements of Forestry/Lab POSC 1003/1001 Introduction to Poultry Science/Lab Agricultural Science - 39 hours AGEC 3003 Marketing of Agricultural Products AGEC 3033 Agricultural Futures and Options AGEC 4023 Agribusiness Management ANSC 3053 Animal Breeding ANSC 4003 Advanced Animal Physiology POSC 3013 Poultry Diseases and Health POSC 3023 Poultry Nutrition POSC 3042/3041 Egg and Meat Technology/Lab POSC 4003 Avian Anatomy and Physiology POSC 4132/4131 Poultry Production/Lab POSC 4152/4151 Poultry Breeder Management/Lab Select 3 hours from the following: AGRI 4452/4551 Internship in Agriculture I and II ANSC 4501-3 Special Problems in Animal Science Select three hours from the following: AGED 2001/2002 Agricultural Power: Electricity and Small Engines/Lab AGED 2011/2012 Agricultural Structures/Lab AGED 2021/2022 Agricultural Metals/Lab
Minor RequirementsMinor in Animal Science - 22 hours Students who are interested in integrating various areas of livestock production will complete 22 hours to be selected from the following: ANSC 1003/1001 Introduction Animal Science/Lab ANSC 2002/2001 Animal Nutrition I/Lab ANSC 3033 Genetics of Animals and Plants ANSC 3042/3041 Animal Reproductive Physiology/Lab PLSC 3012/3011 Forage Production and Management/Lab 6 hours of animal science electives chosen from: ANSC 4102/4101 Beef Production/Lab ANSC 4112/4111 Dairy Production/Lab ANSC 4122/4121 Swine Production/Lab ANSC 4132/4131 Poultry Production/Lab ANSC 4142/4141 Horse Production/Lab
Degree: Animal Science
Position: Field Service Specialist
My degree has helped me relay technical information to hatchery personnel in a professional manner. It also gave me a better understanding of the incubation process and the inovo lifecycle of a chick and the importance of biosecurity in and around hatcheries.
Degree: Animal Science
Position: Contract Broiler Grower
With the information I learned about diseases, bacteria, and anatomy, I am better suited to monitor my birds, diagnose problems and react to the situation.