Animal Science Department

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Dairy Science

Mission Statement

Have a positive and important impact on society and the dairy industry by:

  • Developing a critically thinking workforce of proactive future leaders
  • Excellence in applied scholarly achievement
  • Outstanding outreach and service


Dairy Science Disciplines

  • Dairy Husbandry
  • Dairy Products Technology


Graduate Programs

  • MS Agriculture, Specialization in Dairy Products Technology

Dairy Science Program Video

Dairy Science

The Cal Poly Dairy Science Program is one of the best in the nation. Housing its own dairy herd and also home to the Dairy Products Technology Center and the Cal Poly Creamery. Through our hands on education philosophy, Cal Poly is making waves and setting new standards of education throughout the country.

Staying true to Cal Poly's motto of "Learn by Doing", the Dairy Science Program gives students the chance to gain hands-on experience in many areas of production, processing, and products technology, including research and development at the graduate level, while teaching the history, science, theories and recent developments in the classroom. With a solid group of young people and one of the most knowledgeable faculty teams around, the Dairy Science Program is a wonderful place for anyone to obtain a bachelor of science or master's degree.


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