Dairy Science Major, B.S.

Students have the option of choosing an emphasis within their major (see below) or a minor.  Dairy Science majors may not choose a minor in Animal Science.

Course Title Credits
General Requirements
General Education40-55
Specific Core Curriculum Requirements 1
Survey of General Chemistry
General Chemistry I
Concepts of Biology
The Unity of Life
The Diversity of Life
Elementary Statistics
School of Agriculture Core Courses
ANSCI 1000Introduction to Animal Science3
One Additional Ag Foundation Course3
Introduction to Agribusiness
Equipment, Structure and Power Systems
Introduction to Plant Science
Introduction to Plant Science
Introduction to Reclamation & Restoration
Agriculture Professionalism
ANSCI 2990Pre-Capstone Seminar in Animal Science1
ANSCI 4990Capstone Symposium in Animal Science1
Professional Engagement3
Animal and Dairy Science Internship
Individual Study in Animal Science
Special Topics in Animal Science
Undergraduate Research in Animal Science
Faculty Led Short-Term International Experience in Agriculture
Required Animal Science Courses
ANSCI 2120Topics in Animal Health & Welfare3
ANSCI 2500Feeds and Feeding3
ANSCI 3000Animal Nutrition3
ANSCI 3030Genetics of Livestock Improvement3
ANSCI 3100Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals4
ANSCI 3110Reproductive Physiology of Domestic Animals4
ANSCI 3130Animal and Food Microbiology4
Dairy Science Major Courses
ANSCI 2040Calf and Heifer Production Systems3
ANSCI 2050Dairy Cattle Evaluation3
ANSCI 3200Dairy Records Analysis1
ANSCI 3010Dairy Product Analysis and Processing3
ANSCI 4070Dairy Cattle Management4
ANSCI 4150Lactation Physiology and Management4
Select a minor or emphasis24-29
Total Credits117-137

Dairy Science Electives

Course Title Credits
Livestock Production Techniques
Meat and Animal Evaluation
Principles of Meat Science
Biotechnology in Animal Science
Animal and Dairy Science Internship
Beef Management
Swine Management
Ruminant Nutrition
Nonruminant Nutrition
Meat Processing
Advanced Nutrition Consulting
Small Ruminant and Equine Management
Individual Study in Animal Science
Companion Animal Care and Management
Pioneer Dairy Challenge
Special Topics in Animal Science
Undergraduate Research in Animal Science
Faculty Led Short-Term International Experience in Agriculture

Pre-Vet Emphasis

Course Title Credits
Required Credits: 36 Major, 21 Emphasis, 3 Electives*
CHEMSTRY 1240General Chemistry II4
CHEMSTRY 3540Organic Chemistry I4
CHEMSTRY 4630General Biochemistry3
PHYSICS 1350Introductory Physics I5
PHYSICS 1450Introductory Physics II5
3 additional credits of electives*3
Total Credits24

Comprehensive Emphasis

Course Title Credits
Required Credits: 36 Major, 24 Approved Credits24
24-credit program of study approved by advisor
Total Credits24