The dairy science program will allow you to join this dynamic and growing industry. You’ll have the opportunity to practice valuable skills while learning scientific theory, giving you the perfect blend of experiences to make you one of the most employable graduates in the dairy industry.

With UW-Platteville’s fully functioning 430-acre livestock and feed farm and award-winning Dairy Judging and Dairy Challenge Teams, graduates can expect to find jobs on farms or with companies working with dairy animals daily as herdsmen, nutritionists, consultants for dairy processing plants, and reproductive technologists. This program will make you equally sought after for your laboratory skills to work as quality assurance specialists or lab technicians.

Choose how your degree will best suit you by selecting an area of emphasis.


With an emphasis in agribusiness you will learn business, marketing, and management practices specifically related to dairy science marketing and sales. This emphasis will help provide career opportunities in the areas of farm manager, product sales, market forecaster, or livestock insurance representative.


The comprehensive emphasis is flexible and allows you to work with your advisor to create a program that provides a broad understanding of dairy science while exploring specific areas of interests. You can expect to find career opportunities in a wide range of areas including marketing, sales, consulting, researcher, technician, or continue with graduate studies.


The pre-vet emphasis is a preparatory program for anyone interested in obtaining a veterinary degree. Courses have been selected to meet the requirements for most U.S. veterinary programs.


The production emphasis provides knowledge in efficient management of dairy animals and the production of dairy products. Career opportunities include livestock production/farm manager, product sales, technical representative, quality assurance, or consulting.

Public Relations

The public relations emphasis prepares you to be an effective writer and communicator in the dairy industry. You’ll be prepared for careers in advertising, publications, social media, or agriculture journalism.


The science emphasis provides a strong foundation in the biological sciences for careers in biotechnology or advanced studies. You can find careers in the areas of researcher, laboratory technician, educator, or advance to graduate degrees in animal or biological sciences.