UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Majors & Minors

Equine Science Plan

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

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman Year

ANSC 167 Equine Management - 3
CHEM 111/116 General Chem I & Lab - 5
ENGL 100 Academic Reading & Writing - 3
MATH 146 College Algebra - 3
Social & Behavioral Science course (SB) - 3
Total semester credits - 17

ANSC 100 Intro to Animal Industries - 2
ANSC 168 Equine Equitation  - 2
BIOL 150 General Biology - 3
CHEM 112/117 General Chem II & Lab - 5
MATH 147 College Algebra & Trig - 3
P ED 108 Health & Fitness for Life - 1
Total semester credit - 16

Sophomore Year

ANSC 231 Domestic Animal Nutrition - 4        
ANSC 261 or ANSC 268 Adv Horsemanship or Bal Seat App - 3
ANSC 200 Animal Science Careers - 2
CHEM 231/236 Organic Chem I & Lab - 4
ENGL 200 Investigating Ideas: Reading, Writing, & the Disciplines - 3
Total semester credits - 16

ANSC 257 Genetics - 4
BIOL 230 General Zoology - 3
AGEC 230 or 101 Intro to Ag Business - 3
COMS 101 Fund. of Oral Communication - 3
CHEM 360 Biochemistry - 4
Total semester credits - 17

Junior
Year

PLSC 161 Intro to Plant Science - 3
ANSC 341 Biometrics - 3
BIOL 324 Microbiology - 4
PHYS 121 General Physics I - 5
Diversity course (ACD) - 3
Total semester credits - 18

ANSC 360 Animal Anatomy & Physiology - 5
ANSC 345 Animal Health - 2
PHYS 122 General Physics II - 5
ANSC 115 Animal Welfare - 3
Humanities/Fine Arts course (HF) - 3
Total semester credits - 18

Senior
Year

Social & Behavioral Science course (SB) - 3
ANSC 369 Equine Production - 4
ANSC 433 Advanced Nutrition - 3
Professional Studies in CAFES course - 3
Global Perspectives course (GP) - 3
Total semester credits - 16

Elective - 3
ANSC 448 Reproductive Physiology - 3
ANSC 485 Seminar in Animal Science - 1
Humanities/Fine Arts course (HF) - 3
Elective - 3
Total semester credits - 13

Summary of Animal and Food Science Equine Degree Requirements

University Requirements - 6 cr.
General Education - 35-36 cr.
Foundation Courses in Agriculture - 11 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.