Online Dairy Science Schools and Courses

Dairy science coursework explores the care, maintenance and management of livestock and the dairy farm business. Learn about school programs, undergraduate degree requirements and course topics. Schools offering Animal Care degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

Online dairy science courses are rare. You might find a few online professional development courses available for dairy farm managers and vets who need to update their training. These classes may also be available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in on-campus animal science programs.

Courses Animal health; milk production; safety and sanitation; livestock management; dairy production
Online Video lectures, live chats with professors and other students, work remotely at your own pace
Degrees Bachelor's or master's degrees

What Can I Learn in Online Courses?

Though rare, you can find some programs in animal science that provide studies in dairy science online. Your online courses will likely delve into such topics as:

  • Animal nutrition
  • Livestock management
  • Dairy production
  • Milk processing
  • Dairy cattle management

Which Topics are Covered in On-Campus Courses?

On-campus courses include similar topics. Depending on the degree level, you might also find courses in dairy husbandry, dairy animal health and safety, applied dairy cattle nutrition, and dairy cattle selection and breeds.

How Does Online Learning Work?

Some courses allow you to access materials on your own schedule via recorded video lectures, as long as you complete assignments by the dates outlined on the course syllabus. Others may require you to participate in live chats with your professors and peers. To participate in an online course, you'll need a computer with a high-speed Internet connection, speakers and a word processing program, like Microsoft Word.

How Do I Select a School?

If you're a dairy science professional looking to update your skills, you might want to look for programs that offer continuing education credits. If you're looking at a hybrid program, you may also want to consider schools offering on-campus dairy facilities, where the pastures and milking parlors will allow you to gain hands-on experience with dairy cattle.

These few schools offer online studies in animal science that include courses in or relating to dairy science:

  • Kansas State University
  • University of Nebraska
  • Eastern New Mexico University (hybrid)
  • North Carolina State University
  • Sul Ross State University

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