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

CROP/HORT 161 Introduction to Plant Science - 3
ESM 105 Introduction to Environmental Studies - 3
General Education CW (ENGL 100) - 3
General Education M (MATH 146) - 3
General Education HF course - 3
Total semester credits - 15

General Education CS (CSTA 116) - 3
General Education CA (ENGL 200) - 3
General Education EC (CROP 120) - 3
General Education SL (CHEM 120) - 6
Total semester credits - 15

Sophomore
Year

AGEC 230 Agricultural Economics I - 3
AGEN 150 Agricultural Engineering Technology
or ANSC 111 Introduction to Animal Science - 3
SOIL 120 Introductory Soil Science - 3
General Education S (BIOL 150) - 3
General Education SB course - 3
Total semester credits - 15

AGEC 250 World Food and Population - 3
ESM 220 Environmental Sustainability: Theories,
Issues and Management - 3
General Education SB (SOCI 100) - 3
General Education HF - 3
University Requirement (Global Perspectives) - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Junior
Year

CROP 263 Forage Crop Production - 3
CROP 266 Corn and Soybean Production - 3
CROP 451 Integrated Pest Management - 3
SOIL 311 Soil Fertility - 4
General Education HW (PE activity course) - .5
General Education HW (PE activity course) - .5
Total semester credits - 14

General Education SB (SOCI 340) - 3
Directed elective from major requirements (3 courses) - 7-11
University Requirement (American Cultural Diversity) - 3
Total semester credits - 13-17

Senior
Year

CROP 368 Sustainable Agriculture - 3
CROP 468 Organic Agronomic Production Systems - 3
Directed elective from major requirements (2 courses) - 4-8
Elective course - 2-4
Total semester credits - 12-18

SOIL 440 Soil and Water Conservation - 4
General Education MD (CAFES 492) - 3
General Education HW (P ED 108) - 1
Directed elective from major requirements (1 course) - 2-4
Elective course - 2-4
Total Semester credits - 12-18

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education - 42 cr.
University Requirements - 6 cr.
Foundation Courses in Agriculture - 12 cr.
Major Required Courses - 42-45 cr.
Electives - 1-4 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.