There are over 110 undergraduate students in the department. Majors include Dairy Production, Dairy Manufacturing, and Food Science. With proper planning a double major between Dairy Production and Dairy Manufacturing can be completed in four years.
What can I do with a degree in Dairy and Food Science?
Job placement in Dairy and Food Science is 100% and the starting salaries are outstanding (Over $45,000). Graduates are placed all over the United States but a majority are in the upper Midwest. Dairy and Food Science are very diverse fields with numerous job opportunities in a wide range of specializations. The department invites employers to visit and interview students during the fall and spring semesters. We also help students look for summer internships.
How do I apply for a freshman scholarship in Dairy and Food Science?
The Dairy and Food Science Department offers 14 freshman scholarships ranging from $500 to $1100. The SDSU scholarship application form that you submit with your application for admission is also an application for Dairy and Food Science scholarships provided you declare Dairy Production, Dairy Manufacturing or Food Science as a major on the form. Because the scholarships are competitive you are advised to submit your application by February. If you are awarded a scholarship you will be invited to the Dairy and Food Science scholarship banquet in early April. In subsequent classes you will be eligible for one or more of many other Dairy and Food Science scholarships as well as scholarships from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.
What qualifications do the Dairy and Food Science faculty members have?
We have 13 faculty members in various specialization areas. In addition, there is a dairy farm manager, dairy plant manager, and two Extension Specialists. Details of qualifications and expertise are provided under Our People.