UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Majors & Minors

Companion Animal Management Plan

Bachelor of Science Degree. Animal Science - Companion Animal.
Visit the Animal and Food Science Department to learn more about the program.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman Year

ANSC 121 Companion Animals - 3
BIOL 150 General Biology - 3
ENGL 100 Academic Reading & Writing - 3
MATH 146 College Algebra - 3
Humanities/Fine Arts course (HF) - 3
Total semester credits - 15

CHEM 115 General Chemistry - 4
P ED 108 Health & Fitness for Life - 1
COMS 101 Fund. Oral Communication - 3
Social & Behavioral Science course (SB) - 3
ANSC 100 Intro to Animal Industries - 2
Total semester credits - 14

Sophomore Year

ANSC 231 Domestic Animal Nutrition - 4
ANSC 200 Animal Science Careers - 2
AGEC 101 or AGEC 230 Intro to Econ - 3
CHEM 215 Chemistry Lab - 1
CHEM 230 General Organic Chem - 3
ENGL 200 Investigating Ideas: Reading, Writing, & the Disciplines - 3
Total semester credits - 16

ANSC 257 Genetics - 4
ANSC 215 Pets in Society - 3
Humanities/Fine Arts course (HF) - 3
Social & Behavioral Science course (SB) - 3
ANSC 115 Animal Welfare (EC) - 3
Total semester credits - 16

Junior
Year

AGBI 151 Agricultural Biochemistry - 3
ANSC 260 Animal Physiology - 3
ANSC 317 Companion Animal Behavior - 3
AGEC 205 Accounting - 3
Humanities/Fine Arts course (HF) - 3
Total semester credits - 15

ANSC 341 Biometrics - 3
FDSC 235 Agricultural Microbiology - 3
AGEC 300 level course - 3
Diversity course (ACD) - 3
AGEC 300 level course - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Senior
Year

ANSC 345 Animal Health - 2
ANSC 321 Companion Animal Care Mgmt - 3
Directed Elective - 3
ANSC 448 Reproductive Physiology - 3
AGEC 300 level course - 3
Total semester credits - 14

ANSC 485 Seminar in Animal Science - 1
Global Perspectives course (GP) - 3
Elective - 3
Professional Studies in CAFES - 3
Directed Elective - 3
Elective - 3
Total semester credits - 16

Summary of Degree Requirements

University Requirements - 6 cr.
General Education - 35-36 cr.
Foundation Courses in Agriculture - 8 cr.
Major Requirements - 59 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 advisers students may make other course choices which would meet the program requirements and be more suitable for them.