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Avian Sciences

The flexibility of the program and the close personal interaction between students, faculty, and specialists in the field give students a large role in selecting and designing their own course work.

Independent study, undergraduate research, and internships are emphasized in the Avian Sciences program. Birds for laboratory or special study are housed within the main building as well as at the research farm and the experimental aviary.

Requirements: 

18 units

Choose one course (2-3 units)​

  • AVS 011 Introduction to Poultry Science (3 units)
  • AVS 013 Birds, Humans and the Environment (3 units)
  • AVS 014L Management of Captive Birds (2 units)
  • AVS 015L Captive Raptor Management (2 units)
  • AVS 016L (Nonexistent)

Choose 15-16 units

  • AVS 100 Avian Biology (3 units)
  • AVS 103 Avian Development and Genomics (3 units)
  • AVS 115 Raptor Biology (3 units)
  • AVS 121 Avian Reproduction (2 units)
  • AVS 123 Management of Birds (3 units)
  • AVS 149 Egg Production Management (2 units)
  • AVS 150 Nutrition of Birds (1 unit)
  • AVS 160 Designing and Performing Experiments in Avian Sciences (2 units)
  • ANS 143 Pig and Poultry Care and Management (4 units)
  • NPB 117 Avian Physiology (3 units)
  • WFC 111 Biology and Conservation of Wild Birds (3 units)
  • WFC 136 Ecology of Waterfowl and Game Birds (4 units)
  • Related Courses​
    • ARE 130 Agricultural Markets (4 units)
    • ANS 143 Pig and Poultry Care and Management (4 units)
    • MCB 150 Developmental Biology (4 units)
    • NUT 123 Comparative Animal Nutrition (3 units)
    • NUT 123L Comparative Animal Nutrition Laboratory (1 unit)

Total = 18 units

 

Minor Advisors

Animal Science Advising Center
asac@ucdavis.edu
(530) 754-7915