Degree Requirements

Dairy Science Major

Major Concentration
DASC 106 Intro to Dairy Science 3 cr.
DASC 200 Orientation to Dairy Science 1 cr.
DASC 204 Milk Processing 2 cr.
DASC 206 Dairy Records 2 cr.
DASC 236 Applied Feeds & Nutrition 4 cr.
ANSC 257 Genetics 4 cr.
ANSC 260 Animal Physiology (Mgmt)
 or ANSC 360 Animal Anatony & Physiology (Science)
DASC 306 Dairy Production 3 cr.
ANSC 345 Animal Health 2 cr.
DASC 357 Dairy Cattle Breeding and Genetics 2 cr.
DASC 437 Dairy Herd Evaluation 1 cr.
ANSC 448 Physiology of Reproduction 3 cr.
DASC 336 Dairy Cattle Nutrition 3 cr.
ANSC 433 Advanced Nutrition 3 cr.
DASC 485 Seminar in Dairy Science 1 cr.

Select Management or Science Emphasis

Management emphasis

AGEC 205 Ag Accounting 3 cr.
Select one: AFES 310 Ag Human Resources Management
 or any AGEC 300 level or above

Additional directed electives: 5-7 cr.
Students may select any combination of 200 level or higher courses offered by Food Science, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Earth Science, Modern Languages or the College of Business and Economics. DASC 270 Internship credits will count here.

Science emphasis

BIOL 230 General Zoology 3 cr.
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II 4 cr.
CHEM 116 General Chemistry Lab I 1 cr.
CHEM 117 General Chemistry Lab II 1 cr.
CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1 cr.
MATH 147, MATH 149 or MATH 166 3-4 cr.
PHYS 121 or PHYS 131 General Physics I 5 cr.

The Department of Animal and Food Science offers two emphases for Dairy Science majors. Required core courses within the Dairy Science major are identical, regardless of emphasis. Additional requirements are based on the choice of emphasis. The Dairy Science-Management emphasis is designed for students seeking careers in dairy farm management or supporting industries such as feed, pharmaceutical, or genetics sectors of the dairy industry. The Dairy Science-Science emphasis is designed for students that plan to enroll in graduate or professional degree programs following completion of the Bachelor of Science degree. This emphasis is strongly suggested for students that hope to enroll in a college of veterinary medicine at a future date.

General Education Requirements

As listed with the following exceptions:
CS (Communication/Speaking and Listening) designator:
COMS 101 or COMS 116 is required

SL (Scientific Investigation) / S (Sciences) designator:
BIOL 150 is required
CHEM 120 or CHEM 121 is required

Professional Studies in CAFES

ANSC 100 Intro to Animal Industries 2 cr.
AGEC 230 Agricultural Economics 3 cr.
PLSC 161 Intro to Plant Science 3 cr.
Select one from the following:
FDSC 110 Science of Food 3 cr.
 or AET 150 Intro to Ag Engineering 3 cr.
 or SOIL 120 Intro to Soil Science 3 cr.
 or AGED 202 Leadership & Group Dynamics 3 cr.