UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Majors & Minors

Companion Animal Science 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
CHEM 111/116 General Chemistry I & Lab - 5
ENGL 100 Academic Reading & Writing - 3
MATH 146 College Algebra - 3
Humanities/Fine Arts course (HF) - 3
Total semester credits - 17

ANSC 100 Intro to Animal Industries - 2
BIOL 150 General Biology - 3
CHEM 112/117 General Chemistry II & Lab - 5
MATH 147 College Algebra & Trig -3
COMS 101 Fund. Oral Communication - 3
Total semester credits - 16

Sophomore Year

ANSC 231 Domestic Animal Nutrition - 4        
ANSC 200 Animal Science Careers - 2        
AGEC 101 or AGEC 230 Intro to Econ - 3        
CHEM 231/236 Organic Chem I & Lab - 4        
ENGL 200 Investigating Ideas: Reading, Writing, & the Disciplines - 3        
P ED 108 Health & Fitness for Life - 1    
Total semester credits - 17

ANSC 257 Genetics - 4
ANSC 215 Pets in Society - 3
CHEM 360 Biochemistry I - 4
Humanities/Fine Arts course (HF) - 3
Social & Behavioral Science course (SB) - 3
Total semester credits - 17

Junior
Year

ANSC 341 Biometrics - 3    
ANSC 345 Animal Health - 2    
PHYS 121 Algebra-Based Physics I - 5    
BIOL 324 Microbiology - 4    
BIOL 230 General Zoology - 3
Total semester credits - 17

ANSC 360 Animal Anatomy & Physiology - 5
ANSC 433 Advanced Nutrition - 3
PHYS 122 Algebra-Based Physics II - 5
Diversity course (ACD) - 3
Total semester credits - 16

Senior
Year

Professional Studies in CAFES - 3
ANSC 317 Companion Animal Behavior - 3
ANSC 115 Animal Welfare (EC) - 3
ANSC 448 Reproductive Physiology - 3
Global Perspectives course (GP) - 3
Total semester credits - 15

ANSC 485 Seminar in Animal Science - 1
ANSC 321 Companion Animal Care Mgmt - 3
Social & Behavioral Science course (SB) - 3
Elective - 3
Elective - 3
Total semester credits - 13

Summary of Degree Requirements

University Requirements - 6 cr.
General Education - 35-36 cr.
Foundation Courses in Agriculture - 8 cr.
Major Requirements - 68-69 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.