Dairy Science Department

Shaping the dairy industry of the 21st century

With nearly 100 percent of our students finding jobs directly out of college, the Dairy Science Department takes pride in knowing our program is an elite part of South Dakota and South Dakota State University.

Students can earn Bachelor’s, Master's, or Ph.D. degrees in our program, though academic success is only a portion of our mission.

We also provide outstanding service to dairy producers around the world through our dairy Extension service. Our timely dairy science research, where students augment faculty projects, is the third element of our noteworthy discipline.

The Dairy Science Department prepares leaders in milk production and processing businesses and other aspects of dairy, a popular, critical, and ever-growing component of the American food industry.

Fast Facts
Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students
Fields of Study 3
2015–2016 Scholarship Recipients 108
2015–2016 Scholarship Amount $123,539
Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1
Job Placement Rate 100%