The dairy science program covers the basic principles of animal nutrition, physiology, lactation, genetics, reproduction, and enterprise management.
This curriculum provides a broad education in the natural sciences, animal biology, breeding, reproduction, nutrition, finance, and information management, as well as an in-depth and hands-on knowledge of dairy science.
Options available are dairy enterprise management, pre-veterinary medicine, and bioscience and a dual emphasis option for those who want to double major or minor in other programs.
- Herd Manager, Farm Manager, or Heifer Replacement Producer/Consultant
- A.I. Field Representative or Breed Association Fieldstaff
- Nutritional Consultant
- Milk Marketing Fieldstaff or Dairy Inspector
- Financial management
- Professional Training
Other accessible areas of interest include: agricultural communications, agribusiness, marketing, equipment/supplies sales, quality control, research, and diagnostic laboratories.
A Few Facts:
- Approximately 50% of current Dairy Science students are double majoring, while many also choose to pick up a minor in a different program.
- Thanks to dedicated students and faculty, the Department of Dairy Science boasts a 100% job placement rate of graduating seniors!
- Agricultural Technology
- Animal and Poultry Sciences
- Biological Sciences (Biology)
- Crop and Soil Sciences
- Exploring Life Sciences (undecided)
- Natural Resources (undecided)
- Pre-Veterinary Medicine
- Wildlife Conservation