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Avian Sciences

Students gain advanced knowledge of the nutrition, physiology, reproduction, pathology, toxicology, immunology, food science, management, ecology, genetics, incubation, environmental physiology, and developmental biology of wild and domesticated birds. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research in the underlying principles of the biology of Aves derived from genetics, cell biology, physiology, behavior, medicine and environmental biology.


Program Address

Avian Sciences
1202B Meyer Hall
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-2382
(530) 754-4359

Program Type

Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Lead Dean: 
College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Jan 15, 2018
Space Available: 
Jun 1, 2018
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2018
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2018

Degrees Offered

M.S. Plan I
M.S. Plan II


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Graduate Group Chair
  • Animal Science
  • 07/01/2016 to 06/30/2019

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: General
  • Animal Science
  • 09/01/2015
  • Advisor: General
  • Wildlife & Fisheries Biology
  • 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2018
  • Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
  • Animal Science
  • 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2018
  • Advisor: General
  • Animal Science
  • 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2018

Student Affairs Officer in Graduate Studies