Food safety & quality. Product development. Production methods, and so much more.
As our local and global populations grow, healthy and efficient ways of feeding our communities are more important than ever. That’s why graduates of our degree programs in poultry science and food science are in such high demand for some of the top food companies, public agencies and research centers. Our evolving research methods and improved facilities allow us to address industry needs in fresh and innovative ways. Our students, faculty and alumni are impacting communities every day through their work in food safety, quality control, product development, production methods and more.
Food Science Degrees
Play with your food...and get paid!
Food Science graduates are prepared to enter many areas of the food industry, including quality control, research and development, and management. This major explores how the food industry meets the demands of employees, companies and consumers.
Poultry Science Degrees
Major or Minor in Poultry Science
Poultry Production is a more traditional and generalized track that focuses on bird nutrition, health, and management. The Department of Poultry Science has been recognized nationally for programs specializing in poultry processing.
Innovative, Impactful Research that improves life for billions.
Ensuring safe, healthy, and high quality food through research
Our research faculty and students are improving lives every day through their work in food safety, animal health and nutrition, production methods, quality control methods, waste management and more.
Pre-Veterinary and Pre-Professional Options
Start in poultry, head to graduate school.
Our Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Professional programs focus heavily on the scientific aspects of the industry, including poultry health & nutrition and students the background to continue their education at veterinary, dental, medical, or pharmacy school.
Get your MS, MAg, or PhD
Graduate Degrees in Poultry & Food Science
With ample research opportunities, our department offers two great programs; with innovative research areas and internationally celebrated faculty, choosing a graduate degree in Poultry or Food Science can open up a world of possibilities for your research career.
Valuable Extension and Outreach Efforts
Connecting our research to industry and community needs
From the extensive reach of our Food Safety Team of Extension Agents to our investment in 4-H and FFA programs - our extension and outreach programs are growing to include everyone; from hands-on workshop experiences for industry professionals to learning programs for younger students.