FTCA Course

Curriculum for Food Technology for Companion Animals Major

  Hours
College Integrative Course
  3
     AGRI 103 Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources Systems  3  
     
Natural Sciences   32
     BIOC 321 and 321L Elements of Biochemistry (3 cr) and Lab (1 cr)  4  
     LIFE 120 and 120L Fundamentals of Biology I + Lab  4  
     LIFE 121 and 121L Fundamentals of Biology II + Lab  4  
     BIOS 312 Fundamentals of Microbiology       3  
     CHEM 109 General Chemistry I  4  
     CHEM 110 General Chemistry II  4  
     CHEM 251 Organic Chemistry2  3  
     CHEM 253 Organic Chemistry Lab  1  
     MYSM 109 and 109L Physical Principles in Agriculture (4 cr) and Lab (1 cr)  5  
      or PHYS 151 Elements of Physics (4 cr) and PHYS 153 Elements of Physics Lab (1 cr) or PHYS 141 Elementary Physics I (5 cr)3  5  
     
 Mathematics and Analytical Skills    8
     STAT 218 Intro to Statistics  3  
      or ECON 215 Statistics    
     MATH 102 Trigonometry  2  
     MATH 104 Calculus for Managerial and Social Sciences (3 cr)  3  
     
 Communications    6
     ACE Outcome 1  3  
      Select from: ENGL 150, 151, 254; JGEN 120, 200 or 300    
     Communication and Interpersonal Skills  3  
      Select from: ALEC 102; COMM 101, 209, 210, or 286, NRES 260    
     
 Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences    15
     ECON 211 or ECON 212 or AECN 141  3  
ACE Courses  12  
      Select one course each from ACE outcomes 5, 7, 8, and 9.    
     
 Technology Requirements   49-52
     FDST/ASCI 107 Introduction to the Companion Animal Food Industry   1  
     FDST 101 Introductory Food Science (2 cr) or  2-4  
     ASCI 100 Fundamentals of Animal Biology and Industry (4)    
 Core Courses  7  
     FDST 403 Food Quality Assurance (3 cr)    
     FDST 451 Food Science & Technology Seminar (1 cr) or    
     ASCI 491 Animal Science Seminar (1 cr)    
     FDST 460 Concepts of Food Product Development1 (3 cr) or    
     ASCI 486 Animal Biological Systems1 (3 cr)    
 Process Technology 11-12   
     FDST 363 Heat & Mass Transfer (3 cr)    
     FDST 465 Food Engineering Unit Operations (3 cr)    
     ASCI 210 Animal Products (3 cr)
   
     FDST 412 Cereal Technology (3 cr) or    
    AGRO 437 Animal, Food and Industrial Uses of Grain (2 cr)    
 Food Chemistry  10  
     FDST 205 Food Composition and Analysis (3 cr)    
     FDST 448 Food Chemistry (3 cr)    
     FDST 449 Food Chemistry Lab (1 cr)    
     FDST 458 Advanced Food Analysis (3 cr)    
 Food Microbiology  5  
     FDST 405 Food Microbiology (3 cr)    
     FDST 406 Food Microbiology Lab (2 cr)    
 Animal Management and Nutrition  13  
     ASCI 240 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals (4 cr)    
     ASCI 251 Introduction to Companion Animals (3 cr)    
     ASCI 320 Animal Nutrition and Feeding (3 cr)    
     ASCI 321 Companion Animal Nutrition (3 cr)    
     
 Electives    4-7
     
 Minimum Requirement for Graduation    120

1Capstone Course

2Students interested in a career in research, or planning to seek an advanced degree should also take CHEM 252 and 254

3The one semester comprehensive courses MYSM 109 and 109L, or PHYS 151 and 153, are recommended.  Students applying to post-graduate professional programs that require a two-semester physics sequence may use PHYS 141 to fulfill the physics requirement for the major.