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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2010-2011

College of Life Sciences and Agriculture


Dairy Management


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Associate Professor: Peter S. Erickson
Assistant Professor: Andre F. Brito
Extension Assistant Professor: Michal Lunak

The dairy management program is designed to provide students with solid training in areas important to the successful management of a dairy enterprise, for employment in related agribusinesses (e.g., pharmaceutical and feed industries), or for those wishing to pursue additional training leading to the M.S. or Ph.D. degree in dairy science or its related disciplines. Dairy management students receive training in areas such as nutrition, reproduction, diseases, genetics, lactation physiology, forages, agribusiness finance, personnel management, computer science, and public relations. In addition, junior and senior students enrolled in this program will be given complete responsibility for managing the UNH teaching herd with other students, acquiring actual management experience along with their basic subject matter training. The Fairchild Teaching and Research Center, a modern dairy facility, houses approximately one hundred milking cows plus a similar number of nonlactating animals. The Burley-Demeritt Organic Dairy Farm houses 45 milking cows and a similar number of nonlactating animals.

In addition to UNH Discovery Program requirements, a typical dairy management student will take the following courses:

First Year
ANSC 408 (optional), 409, 410, 430; BIOL 411; CHEM 403-404; ENGL 401; EREC 411

Second Year
ANSC 432, 511, 512, 543, 650; CS 401; PBIO 421; EREC 504

Summer Internship
ANSC 600

Third Year
ANSC 609, 612, 530, 650, 701 and/or 715 or 724, 710

Fourth Year
ANSC 698, 708, 727, 728; MGT 580 or EREC 504 or EREC 501

One capstone experience, supervised and approved within the major, is required of all seniors.  The capstone explores areas of interest based on the integration of prior learning.  The capstone requirement may be satisfied through a course, created work or product, or some form of experiential learning (e.g., honors theses, mentored research projects, and other special student activities).  Departments are responsible for certifying that graduating seniors have met the capstone requirement for their majors.

Students interested in pursuing graduate studies take MATH 424B, CHEM 545-546, BMCB 658-659, and BMS 503 in lieu of PBIO 421 and CS 401.

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