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Dairy Manufacturing (B.S.) - Microbiology Specialization

Innovate with dairy products.

Dairy products are vital components of nutritious diets around the world.  This major focuses on the processing of high quality, safe and diverse dairy products, with an emphasis on quality, leading to numerous exciting and diverse job opportunities all around the country.

Current starting salaries range in the region of $45,000 to $60,000 per year.  The state of the art Davis Dairy plant provides hands-on experience along with commercial internship experience. Graduates will become leaders in the Dairy Processing Industry, especially in Quality Assurance and Food Safety.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Are interested in quality control or quality assurance
  • Have an interest in applied microbiology
  • Have leadership capabilities
  • Are interested in opportunities for personal growth
  • Are interested in food safety

Career Opportunities

  • Quality assurance manager
  • Dairy plant manager
  • State or federal inspector
  • Research and development
  • Dairy plant manager

Recent Employers

  • Valley Queen Cheese, Milbank
  • Agropur Inc.
  • Saputo Cheese
  • Bel Brands USA
  • Ecolab

Internship Opportunities

  • Valley Queen Cheese
  • Agropur Inc.
  • Saputo Cheese
  • Bel Brands USA
  • Glanbia Foods

Suggested Certificates

  • Workplace Intercultural Competence

Suggested Minors

  • Food Safety
  • Agricultural Business
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Chemistry

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.