Dairy Science, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Field of Study: The science of milk production, including animal genetics, animal nutrition, lactation, reproduction and management. Seeking to improve milk composition, animal health, milk quality, environmental management and production efficiency.
Possible Careers: Research positions (university, government, or industry); teacher (university, technical, or high schools); county extension agent; animal reproduction biotechnologist; farm manager or consultant; technical sales or service positions in animal feed, genetics, or pharmaceutical industries; agricultural writer; physician; veterinarian.
Special Opportunities & Additional Information
- Badger Dairy Club and American Dairy Science Association Student Division
- Several scholarships and summer research internships are available.
- Excellent opportunities are offered for experiential learning through field trips, internships, capstone courses, and part-time employment in the research labs or Dairy Cattle Research and Instruction Center.
Selected Required Courses for the B.S. Degree
- Intro Biology: Biology 151-152; or Botany 130 and Zoology 101-102; or Zoology 101-102 and Agronomy 100; or Biocore
- Calculus: Not required, recommended from some future career interests.
- General Chemistry: Chem 103/104, or 109
- Organic Chemistry: Not required, recommended from some future career interests.
- Physics: Not required, recommended from some future career interests.
- Statistics: 301 or 371