Food Technology for Companion Animals combines food science with the nutritional and physiological demands of companion animals; the furry, feathery and scaly members of the family.
Graduates are in high demand from this unique program to fulfill research, product development, process operations, quality assurance and product safety needs in the industry. The degree also is a great program for students who want to study veterinary medicine.
The first academic program focused specifically on food technology for companion animals. We are affiliated with two top departments, including the Food Science and Technology department and the Animal Science department. Each of these departments have excellent scholarship support, world-renowned faculty and award-winning advisors housed in modern facilities. Industry support is strong with shadowing, mentoring, scholarship, and intern and career opportunities plentiful locally and nationally, and outstanding salaries are the norm with starting salaries averaging over $45,000. Many students take advantage of on-campus work experiences in research laboratories and pilot plants. The student professional organizations Food Science Club and Block and Bridle have been recognized on-campus and nationally.