Texas A&M Offering First Online Poultry Science Master’s Program

November 21, 2002

The semester-long courses will be graduate level and continuing education courses for those people who are interested in an additional degree or in some type of certification in an area of specialization, said Dr. Alan Sams, head of the department of poultry science.

Courses in poultry nutrition and processing poultry products will be available in the fall of 2003. During 2004, courses in physiology, food safety and waste management will be phased in. Future courses will cover embryology and poultry management. Sams said at some point, short courses on such topics as game bird management and showing contest poultry will be added.

Registration for the classes begins during the spring of 2003.

Writers: Edith A. Chenault, (979) 845-2886,e-chenault1@tamu.edu

Preston DuBose, (979) 845-8083,p-dubose@tamu.edu

Contact: Dr. Alan Sams, (979) 862-1518,asams@poultry.tamu.edu