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Dairy Science

 

 

 

Degree Type/Duration

Degrees will often be for Animal Science with a dairy concentration.

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctorate Degree (Varies)

 

 

Overview

This major covers the study of dairy science and understanding animal management and health. Students will gain knowledge of lactation physiology along with business, economics, sciences and the management of dairy production facilities.

 

Coursework may cover the following areas: Anatomy, Nutrition and Metabolism, Genetics, Dairy Science, Biology, Chemistry, Reproduction, Lactation, Feeds & Feeding, Selection

 

 

Concentrations/Options

 

·       Dairy Foods Production

·       Dairy Foods Technology

 

 

Potential Career Paths

 

·       Animal Biotechnologist

·       Animal Caretaker

·       Animal Welfare Specialist

·       Breeding Manager

·       Dairy Farm Worker

·       Ecologist

·       Farm Manager

·       Feed Mill Manager

·       Feedlot Manager

·       Livestock Buyer

·       Meat Inspector

·       Production Manager

 

 

Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Animal handling experience

·       Livestock judging

·       Continue to veterinary school

·       Internship or work experience related to animal agriculture

·       Shadow or work for a veterinarian, farm, or animal shelter

·       Other certifications & licensure available