UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Crops Academic Plan

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

Visit the Crop and Soil Science Major - Crop Option page to learn more about this program.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman
Year

CAFES Foundation ANSC 111 or AET 150 - 3
General Education CW ENGL 100 - 3
General Education EC ESM 105 - 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 HF or SB - 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 260 Plant & Seed Identification - 3
CROP 263 Forage Crop Production - 3
CROP 285 Communications Sem in C&S - 1
General Education CA ENGL 200 - 3
General Education HF or SB - 3
Total semester credits - 14

CAFES Foundation AGEC 101 or AGEC 230 - 3
CHEM 230 Survey of Organic Chemistry - 3
CROP 266 Corn and Soybean Production - 3
General Ed CS COMS 101 or COMS 116 - 3
General Education HR or SB - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Junior
Year

AGBI 251 Agricultural Biochemistry - 3
AGBI 252 Ag Biochemistry Lab Tech - 1
BIOL 314 Plant Pathology - 3
CROP 257 Genetics - 3
Directed Elective - 3
General Education HF or SB - 3
Total semester credits - 16

AGEC course (205, 355, 360, 365, 368) - 3
ANSC 341 Biometrics - 3
CROP 345 Weed Control - 3
SOIL 311 Soil Fertility - 4
University Requirement ACD or GP - 3
Total semester credits - 16

Senior
Year

BIOL 333 Entomology - 3
CROP 451 Integrated Pest Mgmt - 3
CROP 485 Seminar in Agronomy - 1
Directed Elective - 3
University Requirement GP or ACD - 3
General Elective - 2
Total semester credits - 15

CROP 410 Plant Breeding - 3
CROP 435 Crop Physiology - 4
SOIL 440 Soil and Water Conservation - 4
Directed Elective - 4
Total Semester credits - 15

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education/University Requirements - 41 cr.
CAFES Foundations in Agriculture - 12 cr.
Major Requirements - 64 cr.
General Electives - 2 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.