UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Animal Science Major

General Education Requirements

As listed with the following exceptions:
CS (Communication/Speaking and Listening) designator:
COMS 101 or COMS 116 is required

SL (Scientific Investigation) / S (Sciences) designator:
BIOL 150 is required
CHEM 120 or CHEM 121 is required or CHEM 115 may be taken instead for the Management Option only

Foundation Courses in Agriculture: 9-12 cr. hrs., depending on emphasis

Required Courses for all emphases:
ANSC 111 Introduction to Animal Science 3 cr.
AGEC 230 Agricultural Economics I 3 cr.

Meat Animal and Equine emphases - choose two
Companion Animal and Veterinary Technology emphases - choose one
AGEN 150 Introduction to Ag Engineering 3 cr.
FDSC 110 The Science of Food 3 cr.
PLSC 161 Introduction to Plant Science 3 cr.
SOIL 210 Introduction to Soils 3 cr.

Animal Science offers four emphases

Companion Animal, Equine, Meat Animal, Veterinary Technology

Companion Animal

Companion Animal Emphasis

Required Courses: 37 cr. hrs.

ANSC 121 Companion Animals 3 cr.
ANSC 221 Pets in Society 3 cr.
ANSC 231 Principles of Nutrition 3 cr.
ANSC 232 Applied Feeds and Feeding 3 cr.
ANSC 257 Genetics 3 cr.
ANSC 260 Animal Physiology 4 cr.
ANSC 317 Companion Animal Behavior 3 cr.
ANSC 321 Canine and Feline Care and Management 3 cr.
ANSC 345 Animal Health 2 cr.
ANSC 346 Principles of Animal Breeding 3 cr.
ANSC 433 Advanced Nutrition 3 cr.
ANSC 448 Physiology of Reproduction 3 cr.
ANSC 485 Seminar in Animal Science 1 cr.

Management Option

Directed Supporting
CHEM 215 Chemistry lab Concepts and Technology 1 cr.
CHEM 230 General Organic Chemistry 3 cr.
AGBI 251 Agricultural Biochemistry 3 cr.
BIOL 324 Microbiology or FDSC 235 Agricultural Microbiology

Directed Electives - choose two
AFES 310 Agricultural Human Resource Management 3 cr.
AGEC 205 Agricultural Accounting 3 cr.
AGEC 345 Agricultural Law 3 cr.
AGEC 355 Agricultural Market and Prices 3 cr.
AGEC 360 Farm Management 3 cr.
AGEC 361 Horticultural Business Management
AGEC 365 Agricultural Finance 

Select a total of six credits of 200 level or higher courses from Food Science, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Earth Science, Modern Language, or the College of Business and Economics. 6 cr.

Science Option

Directed Supporting
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr.
CHEM 360 or CHEM 361 Biochemistry
BIOL 324 Microbiology 4 cr.

Required Courses
CHEM 122 General Chemistry 5 cr.
CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II 3 cr.
CHEM 236 or CHEM 246 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1-2 cr.
CHEM 237 or CHEM 247 Organic Chemistry Lab II 1 cr.
MATH 147 or MATH 149 or MATH 166 3-4 cr.
ANSC 341 Biometrics 3 cr.
PHYS 121 or PHYS 131 General Physics I 4 cr.

Directed Electives - choose one
BIOL 230 General Zoology 3 cr.
BIOL 240 Cell Biology 3 cr.
PHYS 122 or PHYS 132 General Physics II 4 cr.
ANSC 447 Endocrinology 2 cr.
CHEM 362 Biochemistry II 3 cr.
CHEM 461 Pharmacology 3 cr.

Minor Option: 22-24 cr. hrs.

As an alternative to the Management or Science option, students can pair the Animal Science major with an academic minor to develop a more in-depth understanding of a second area of interest. Any minor (other than Animal Science, Dairy Science, or Ag Studies) of 22-24 credits or a second major.

Equine

Equine Emphasis

Required Courses: 36 cr. hrs.
ANSC 231 Principles of Nutrition 3 cr.
ANSC 232 Applied Feeds and Feeding 3 cr.
ANSC 257 Genetics 3 cr.
ANSC 260 Animal Physiology 4 cr.
ANSC 345 Animal Health 2 cr.
ANSC 346 Principles of Animal Breeding 3 cr.
ANSC 433 Advanced Nutrition 3 cr.
ANSC 448 Reproductive Physiology 3 cr.
ANSC 485 Seminar: Animal Science 1 cr.
ANSC 167 Equine Management and Equitation 2 cr.
ANSC 168 Equine Equitation and Management Lab 2 cr.
ANSC 369 Equine Production 4 cr.
ANSC 261 Advanced Horsemanship 3 cr.
or ANSC 268 Balanced Seat Applications 3 cr.

Management Option: 22 cr. hrs.

Required Courses: 6 cr. hrs.
CHEM 230 General Organic Chemistry 3 cr.
AGBI 251 Agricultural Biochemistry 3 cr.

Directed Electives: 12 cr. hrs. - choose two

AGEC 205 Agricultural Accounting 3 cr.
AGEC 345 Agricultural Law 3 cr.
AGEC 355 Agricultural Markets and Prices 3 cr.
AGEC 360 Farm Management 3 cr.
AGEC 365 Agricultural Finance 3 cr.
AFES 310 Agriculture Human Resource Management 3 cr.

Select a total of six credits of 200 level or higher courses from Food Science, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Earth Science, Modern Language, or the College of Business and Economics. 6 cr.

Science Option: 32-37 cr. hrs.

Required Courses:
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 5 cr.
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr.
CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1 cr.
or CHEM 246 Synthetic and Analytical Techniques I 2 cr.
CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II 3 cr.
CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry Lab II 1 cr.
or CHEM 247 Synthetic and Analytical Techniques II 2 cr.
CHEM 360 or CHEM 361 Biochemistry I 3 cr.
MATH 147 College Algebra and Trigonometry 3 cr.
or MATH 149 Precalculus 4 cr.
or MATH 166 Calculus I 4 cr.
PHYS 121 or PHYS 131 General Physics I 4 cr.
ANSC 341 Biometrics 3 cr.
BIOL 324 Microbiology 4 cr.

Directed Electives: 2-4 cr. hrs. - choose one

ANSC 447 Endocrinology 2 cr.
BIOL 230 General Zoology 3 cr.
BIOL 240 Cell Biology 3 cr.
CHEM 362 Biochemistry II 3 cr.
CHEM 461 Pharmacology 3 cr.
PHYS 122 General Physics II 4 cr.
PHYS 132 General Physics II 4 cr.

Minor Option: 22-24 cr. hrs.

As an alternative to the Management or Science option, students can pair the Animal Science major with an academic minor to develop a more in-depth understanding of a second area of interest.

Any minor of 22-24 credits or second major (other than Animal Science, Dairy Science, or Ag Studies). In addition to the minor or second major the following two courses are required:
CHEM 230 General Organic Chemistry 3 cr.
AGBI 251 Agricultural Biochemistry 3 cr.

Meat Animal

Meat Animal Emphasis

Required Courses: 34 cr. hrs.
ANSC 231 Principles of Nutrition 3 cr.
ANSC 232 Applied Feeds and Feeding 3 cr.
ANSC 257 Genetics 3 cr.
ANSC 260 Animal Physiology 4 cr.
ANSC 345 Animal Health 2 cr.
ANSC 346 Principles of Animal Breeding 3 cr.
ANSC 433 Advanced Nutrition 3 cr.
ANSC 448 Reproductive Physiology 3 cr.
ANSC 485 Seminar: Animal Science 1 cr.
ANSC 238 Meat and Meat Products 3 cr.
ANSC 366 Swine Production 3 cr.
or ANSC 367 Beef Production 3 cr.
and choose one from:
ANSC 240 Meat Product Processing 3 cr.
or
ANSC 467 Feedlot Management 3 cr.
or
a second production course from ANSC 365, ANSC 366, ANSC 367, or ANSC 368 3 cr.

Management Option: 22 cr. hrs.

Required Courses: 10 cr. hrs.
CHEM 230 General Organic Chemistry 3 cr.
AGBI 251 Agricultural Biochemistry 3 cr.
BIOL 324 Microbiology 4 cr.

Directed Electives: 12 cr. hrs.
- choose two
AGEC 205 Agricultural Accounting 3 cr.
AGEC 345 Agricultural Law 3 cr.
AGEC 355 Agricultural Markets and Prices 3 cr.
AGEC 360 Farm Management 3 cr.
AGEC 365 Agricultural Finance 3 cr.
AFES 310 Agriculture Human Resource Management 3 cr.

Select a total of six credits of 200 level or higher courses from Food Science, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Earth Science, Modern Language, or the College of Business and Economics. 6 cr.

Science Option: 32-37 cr. hrs.

Required Courses:
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 5 cr.
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr.
CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1 cr.
or CHEM 246 Synthetic and Analytical Techniques I 2 cr.
CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II 3 cr.
CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry Lab II 1 cr.
or CHEM 247 Synthetic and Analytical Techniques II 2 cr.
CHEM 360 or CHEM 361 Biochemistry I 3 cr.
MATH 147 College Algebra and Trigonometry 3 cr.
or MATH 149 Precalculus 4 cr.
or MATH 166 Calculus I 4 cr.
PHYS 121 or PHYS 131 General Physics 4 cr.
ANSC 341 Biometrics 3 cr.
BIOL 324 Microbiology 4 cr.

Directed Electives: 2-4 cr. hrs. - choose one

ANSC 447 Endocrinology 2 cr.
BIOL 230 General Zoology 3 cr.
BIOL 240 Cell Biology 3 cr.
CHEM 362 Biochemistry II 3 cr.
CHEM 461 Pharmacology 3 cr.
PHYS 122 General Physics II 4 cr.
PHYS 132 General Physics II 4 cr.

Minor Option: 22-24 cr. hrs.

As an alternative to the Management or Science option, students can pair the Animal Science major with an academic minor to develop a more in-depth understanding of a second area of interest.

Any minor of 22-24 credits or second major (other than Animal Science, Dairy Science, or Ag Studies). In addition to the minor or second major the following three courses are required:
CHEM 230 General Organic Chemistry 3 cr.
AGBI 251 Agricultural Biochemistry 3 cr.
BIOL 324 Microbiology 4 cr.

Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technology Emphasis

Required Courses: 79 cr. hrs.
ANSC 121 Companion Animals 2 cr.
ANSC 231 Principles of Nutrition 3 cr.
ANSC 232 Applied Feeds and Feeding 3 cr.
ANSC 257 Genetics 3 cr.
ANSC 260 Animal Physiology 4 cr.
ANSC 345 Animal Health 2 cr.
ANSC 346 Principles of Animal Breeding 3 cr.
ANSC 433 Advanced Nutrition 3 cr.
ANSC 448 Reproductive Physiology 3 cr.
ANSC 485 Seminar: Animal Science 1 cr.
CHEM 230 General Organic Chemistry
or CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr.
AGBI 251 Agricultural Biochemistry
or CHEM 361 Biochemistry I 3 cr.
BIOL 230 General Zoology 3 cr.
BIOL 324 Microbiology 4 cr.
39 credits transferred from an accredited Veterinary Technician program

Department of Animal and Food Science

247 Agricultural Science
715-425-3704
www.uwrf.edu/ANFS/

Gary Onan-Chair, Larry Baumann, Perry Clark, Dennis Cooper, Michelle Farner, Sylvia Kehoe, Steve Kelm, Justin Luther, Nathan O'Connor, Amy Radunz, Peter Rayne, Danielle Smarsh, Kurt Vogel, Bonnie Walters, Steve Watters