The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences invites prospective students that are interested in majoring in dairy science to attend a live preview day event on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 7:00 p.m. to 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 learn 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 be also 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.
“The best way for you to get to learn about our program and student experience is through a campus visit, but we know that COVID-19 prevents that from happening this year,” says Kent Weigel, professor and chair of the Animal and Dairy Sciences department. “Students that visit are often amazed by the small-school feel of our ag campus and the extra benefits they get studying at a Big Ten university. 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.”
For UW-Madison admission eligibility, it is recommended that seniors rank in the top 25 percent of their high school class. Transfer students must have completed at least 24 semester hours of college–level work. Most transfer students have a GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.