Future Undergraduates

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Animal Sciences. Using the links below, undergraduate applicants will find information about admission, academics,and other resources. Questions may be directed to Kathy Monson, Student Services Coordinator, at (608)263-5225 or kamonson@wisc.edu

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To visit the Department of Animal Sciences and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, please attend one of the scheduled visit days. Please contact CALS to schedule a visit.



Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid UW Office fo Student Financial Aid
Animal Science Scholarships
Student Job Center Job opportunities at UW-Madison and off-campus in the private and public sectors.

Student Clubs and Organizations

Academic Quadrathalon
Club Advisor: Terry Jobis, 225-5843


Club Description: The Academic Quadrathalon is a nation-wide contest in which all Agricultural colleges are welcome to participate. Our local contest is held early in the spring semester usually the 1st or 2nd week of February. It is a four part contest, a written exam, an oral presentation, a lab practicum, and a quiz bowl each segment tests the accumulated animal agriculture knowledge of our students. The winning team competes at the regional contest at the AS/DS meetings in Des Moine, IA in March. The overall winner of the regional competition goes on to the national contest, which is held in conjunction with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association annual meeting. The students organize the teams of four. Often different fraternities and clubs will organize a team. A lot of the fun is in the friendly competition and a the challenges the various teams and their sponsoring groups get into. While some teams are formed this way, we usually have individuals that would like to participate but do not have team. The student coordinator will then try to put four individuals together to form a team. The student coordinator is an elected position in the Saddle and Sirloin Club and is a vital part to the success of the contest.

Club 101
Club Advisor: Terry Jobsis, 255-5843
101 Course Instructors: Dr. Mark Cook and Dr. David Combs


Club Description: Club 101 is an extra credit project for students currently enrolled in the Animal Science / Dairy Science 101 course. The main goal of the club is to give students with little or no experience working with livestock the opportunity to learn animal handling skills in a learning environment. Upperclassmen and students with animal handling experience participate in teaching inexperienced students handling techniques that culuminate in a final "show" for students to demonstrate their new skills.

Poultry Science Club
Club Advisor: Ron Kean, 262-8807

Club Description: The Poultry Science Club has been an active club on campus since the late 1930's. Any student with an interest in poultry is welcome to join. Meetings are held monthly and usually include a meal prepared by some of the members. Activities include a Christmas party and spring barbecue for students staff, andd friends, and trips to Atlanta for the International Poultry Expo (each January) and to St. Paul for the Midwest Poultry Convention (each March). Funds for these events are raised by processing and selling fresh-dressed turkeys at Thanksgiving and the spring poultry products sale.

Saddle and Sirloin
Club Advisors: Terry Jobsis, 225-5843

Club Description: The Saddle and Sirloin Club of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a member of the National Block and Bridle Club. The club is designed for students interested in the animal and livestock industry. While most of the students are Animal Science majors, others are not; thus all university students are welcome to join. The primary activities of the Saddle and Sirloin Club include the organization and administration of the Little International Horse Show, Badger Kick-off Classic Steer and Heifer Show, and the Badger Bonanza Lamb Show. The group also sponsors and coordinates a national meat-evaluation clinic and contest (triathlon) for junior and senior colleges, and sponsors a campus academic quadrathalon - testing students' knowledge of subjects related to all areas of animal science. The organization is famous for the Club 101 livestock show which allows students the opportunity to handle animals they have not worked with before.

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