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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

  • Feb 11 via Zoom Seminar Gonzalo Ferreira, Ph.D., Department of Dairy Science - "Recalculating some concepts and principles of forage quality"
  • Feb 18 via Zoom Seminar Dave Winston, M.S., Department of Dairy Science - Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results (VALOR) Experiences
  • Feb 24 Giving Day Watch DASC social media for details. #VTGivingDay
  • Feb 28 Virtual via Zoom Virginia Tech Junior Open House For high school juniors interested in animal, poultry, dairy, and pre-veterinary sciences.