UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Majors & Minors

Companion Animal Science 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
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.