UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
The animal science - companion animal option will prepare students for a broad spectrum of companion animal management and care. Coursework is provided in the species general biology, as well as physiology/anatomy, nutrition, genetics, reproduction/prevention of reproduction, welfare and current issues, behavior and training, infectious disease, animal shelter/rescue management and issues, companion animal disease and veterinary care. Students will receive a balance of science-based curriculum and hands-on experience.
Students can focus their studies one of the emphases below:
Highlights of the Animal Science - Companion Animal Major
As a student in this program, you will learn to:
The companion animal program will provide a solid foundation for a career in animal science. The program lends itself well to many interdisciplinary areas, such as humane education, 4H animal programs and youth leadership, human health and assistance through animal-assisted therapy, protection and service animals, interdisciplinary research in the basic disciplines (nutrition, genetics, reproduction, physiology), veterinary health professions, animal behavior and animal welfare. Following is a list of potential job titles as well as employers that have hired graduates of the program:
Potential Job Titles
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The companion animal industry is a
industry and has been growing by $2-4 billion annually, even during times of recession.