UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Soils Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science Degree. Crop and Soil Science Major. Soil Option.

Visit the Plant and Earth Science Department page to learn more about the program.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman
Year

BIOL 150 General Biology - 3
General Education HF or SB - 3
GEOL 101 Introductory Geology - 3
MATH 146 College Algebra - 3
SOIL 120 Intro to Soil Science - 3
Total semester credits - 15

CHEM 115 Concepts in General Chemistry - 4
General Education CW ENGL 100 - 3
General Education EC ESM 105 - 3
General Education HW PE 108 - 1
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab - 1
PLSC 161 Intro to Plant Science - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Sophomore
Year

CHEM 215 Chemistry Lab Concepts & Tech - 1
CROP 285 Communications Sem in C&S - 1
CAFES Foundation ANSC 111 or AET 150 - 3
General Education CA ENGL 200 - 3
General Education HF or SB - 3
SOIL 250 Soil Profile Descriptions - 2
Total semester credits - 13

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 HF or SB - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Junior
Year

CROP 263 Forage Crop Production - 3
ENGL Course (266 or 367) - 3
General Education HF or SB - 3
SOIL 311 Soil Fertility - 4
SOIL 325 Hydric Soils and Wetland Env - 3
Total semester credits - 16

ESM 360 Appld Hydrology & Water Qual - 4
GEOL 327 Geomorphology & Glacial Geo - 4
Tools course from AET, GENG, GEOG list - 3
General Elective - 3-5
Total semester credits - 14-16

Senior
Year

CROP 485 Seminar in Agronomy - 1
SOIL 440 Soil and Water Conservation - 4
SOIL 460 SOIL Physics - 3
Tools course from CROP, ESM, GEOL list - 2-4
University Requirement GP or ACD - 3
Total semester credits - 13-15

SOIL 350 Soil Development - 2
Tools course from AET, GENG, GEOG list - 3
Tools course from CROP, ESM, GEOL list - 2-4
University Requirement ACD or GP - 3
General Elective - 5-6
Total Semester credits - 15-18

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education/University Requirements - 41 cr.
CAFES Foundations in Agriculture - 12 cr.
Major Requirements - 55-59 cr.
General Electives - 8-12 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.