Required Courses: 35 cr. hrs.
DASC 120 Orientation to Dairy Science 1 cr.
ANSC 231 Principles of Nutrition 3 cr.
ANSC 232 Applied Feeds and Feeding 3 cr.
ANSC 257 Genetics 3 cr.
ANSC 260 Animal Physiology 4 cr.
DASC 306 Dairy Production 3 cr.
ANSC 345 Animal Health 2 cr.
ANSC 346 Principles of Animal Breeding 3 cr.
DASC 404 Lactation and Milk Quality 3 cr.
DASC 406 Advanced Dairy Management 3 cr.
ANSC 433 Advanced Nutrition 3 cr.
or DASC 436 Dairy Cattle Nutrition 3 cr.
ANSC 448 Reproductive Physiology 3 cr.
DASC 485 Seminar: Dairy Science 1 cr.
Select Management, Science, or Minor Option
The Animal and Food Science Department offers a major in Dairy Science as well as an Animal Science major (emphasis in equine, meat animal or veterinary technology). Our faculty and staff consists of 14 full-time members, allowing more experts to teach within their discipline. In addition, our faculty possess a broad base of experience with all farm animal species. Two of the current faculty members have won the campus-wide "Distinguished Teacher of the Year" award.
CAFES maintains two laboratory teaching farms. Both the Mann Valley Farm and the Campus Farm are heavily utilized for course work by the Animal Science faculty. These farms include dairy, beef, swine, sheep, poultry and equine enterprises. In addition, the Department operates an on-campus dairy manufacturing plant and a fully-equipped meat processing facility.
Most of these positions offer significant and early opportunity for advancement. The demand for personnel is consistently high in all the above areas. In addition the Dairy Science-Science Option prepares students for entry into either graduate school or veterinary college. Attainment of these advanced degrees offers numerous opportunities for rewarding careers such as university teaching, public or private research and development, private veterinary practice, and federal or state veterinary practice.
is an applied science that prepares students for all aspects of dairy cattle production, including feeding, breeding, health and management. Our students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to manage a dairy enterprise, pursue a career with a business or organization that serves the industry, or continue their education in veterinary or graduate school.
Department of Animal and Food Science
242 Food Science Addition
Dairy Science is a program in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.