Bachelor of Science - Food Technology for Companion Animals

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.

Program Highlights:

  • The first academic program focused specifically on food technology for companion animals.
  • Affiliated with two top departments ... Food Science and Technology and Animal Science
  • Both have excellent scholarship support, world-renowned faculty and award-winning advisors housed in modern facilities.
  • Industry support is strong with shadowing, mentoring, scholarship, intern, and career opportunities plentiful locally and nationally. 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.
Quick Points
College: Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Science in Food Technology for Companion Animals
Hours Required: 120
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 for graduation
Minor Available: Yes
Advisor:

Joe Baumert (FDST)

Lisa Karr (ASCI)


Contact Information

Joe Baumert
Dr. Joe Baumert
Professor
Food Science & Technology
FIC 282
402 472 3070
jbaumert2@unl.edu

Allison Raymond
Allison Raymond
Coordinator Admissions
Animal Science
402 472 0204
Dr. Amanda Ramer-Tait
Dr. Lisa Karr
Professor
Animal Science
ANSC A214C
402 472 7293
lisa.karr@unl.edu