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Department of Dairy Science

Welcome to the Department of Dairy Science

Study in a small, internationally recognized department that specializes in offering research, travel and competitive opportunities to our students. We invite you to bring your interest in animals and let us prepare you for an exciting career in a dynamic industry with a major that has a 100% placement of graduating seniors.

Holstein dairy cow at Kentland Farm

Our Undergraduate Program

Three academic options to give students maximum flexibility  

Our Graduate Program

Real-world job experience while earning a M.S. or Ph.D.  


CALS Events Calendar

  • Oct 21 ZOOM Graduate Seminar - Guest Speaker Adam Geiger, Ph.D, "Lameness: The Big 4"
  • Oct 28 ZOOM Graduate Seminar Alexis Hruby, Ph.D. Student "Enter Sandman--How the wrong bed(ding) type can increase dairy cow stress responses and impact production efficiency"
  • Nov 04 ZOOM Graduate Seminar Dana Bryant, M.S. Student "Alternative Treatments for Mastitis"
  • Nov 18 ZOOM Graduate Seminar Kayla Alward, Ph.D. Student "Heat Stress and Fetal Programming in Dairy Cattle: Multi-Generational Effects"