UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Crop and Soil Science Sustainable Agriculture Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science Degree. Crop and Soil Science Major. Sustainable Agriculture Option. Academic Advising Plan.

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  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman
Year

CAFES Foundation ANSC 111 or AET 150 - 3
General Education CW ENGL 100 - 3
ESM 105 Intro to Environmental Studies - 3
MATH 146 College Algebra - 3
PLSC 161 Intro to Plant Science - 3
Total semester credits - 15

BIOL 150 General Biology - 3
CHEM 115 Concepts in General Chemistry - 4
General Education SB SOCI 100 - 3
General Education HW PE 108 - 1
SOIL 120 Intro to Soil Science - 3
Total semester credits - 14

Sophomore
Year

CHEM 215 Chemistry Lab Concepts & Tech - 1
CROP 263 Forage Crop Production - 3
CROP 285 Communications Sem in C&S - 1
CAFES Foundation ANSC 111 or AET 150 - 3
ESM 220 Environmental Sustainability - 3
General Education CA ENGL 200 - 3
Total semester credits - 14

CAFES Foundation AGEC 101 or AGEC 230 - 3
CROP 266 Corn & Soybean Production - 3
General Ed CS COMS 101 or COMS 116 - 3
General Education SB - 3
Directed Electives - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Junior
Year

AGEC 250 World Food & Population - 3
Course from Social Sciences list - 3
Directed Elective - 3
General Education HF - 3
General Elective - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Course from AGEC list - 3
ANSC 341 Biometrics - 3
CROP 368 Sustainable Agriculture - 3
SOIL 311 Soil Fertility - 4
University Requirement ACD - 3
Total semester credits - 16

Senior
Year

CROP 451 Integrated Pest Mngt - 3
CROP 485 Seminar in Agronomy - 1
Course from Social Sciences list - 3
Directed Elective - 3
General Education HF - 3
General Elective - 3
Total semester credits - 16

CROP 468 Organic Agron Produc Sys - 3
SOIL 440 Soil and Water Conservation - 4
Course from AGEC list - 3
Directed Elective - 3
General Elective - 2
Total Semester credits - 15

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education/University Requirements - 41 cr.
CAFES Foundation in Agriculture - 12 cr.
Major Requirements - 59 cr.
Electives - 8 cr.
Credits to Degree - 120 cr.

This academic plan is an example of how students might choose to fulfill program requirements within a period of four years. After consulting with their advisors, students may make other course choices which would meet the program requirements and be more suitable for them.