UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Majors & Minors

Companion Animal Management Plan

Bachelor of Science Degree. Animal Science - Companion Animal. Academic Advising Plan.

Visit the Animal and Food Science Department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences 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.