Preview UW-Madison Dairy Science Program

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences invites prospective students who are interested in majoring in dairy science to attend a virtual preview day event on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 7:00-8:30 p.m. CST, to explore what the program has to offer.

Hosted as a Zoom meeting, admitted and prospective students and their families can gain a firsthand look at one of the world’s leading dairy science programs. Attendees will hear from department personnel about the curriculum, scholarships and financial aid availability, career options, and extracurricular opportunities that make up the “Badger experience” for dairy students. Current students and alumni will also be on hand to answer questions and to talk about their involvement in campus activities.

UW–Madison’s undergraduate dairy science program is an integrated biology major that emphasizes a combination of cutting-edge, science-based knowledge and hands-on experience. Award-winning research and extension faculty teach more than 20 undergraduate courses covering nutrition, reproduction, mammary physiology, genetics, and other aspects of dairy management. Dairy science majors benefit from an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio that translates into smaller classes where students can receive individual attention from instructors, accommodation of different learning styles, and much more.

“Choosing a college to attend is a major life decision. Thoroughly doing one’s research, taking campus visits, and attending virtual recruiting events is the best way to make it an informed choice,” says Kent Weigel, professor and chair of the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences.

“Students that visit us are often amazed by the small-school feel of our ag campus and the extra benefits they get studying at a Big Ten university,” says Weigel. “That, and our proximity to the heart of the dairy industry, is what makes UW–Madison such a special place for our students to attend college.”

Applications are currently being accepted until Feb. 1 for freshman fall regular decisions. For transfer students, the deadline for fall priority decision is Feb. 1 and for fall regular decision is March 1. For additional information, including academic requirements, visit

To attend the department’s dairy science virtual preview day, please register at

For more information, contact Ted Halbach at 608-219-5289 or [email protected].