UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Degree Requirements

Animal Science Major

General Education Requirements

As listed with the following exceptions:
CS (Communication/Speaking and Listening) designator:
COMS 101 or COMS 116 is required
SL (Scientific Investigation) / S (Sciences) designator:
BIOL 150 is required
CHEM 120 or CHEM 121 is required or CHEM 115 may be taken instead for the management emphasis only

Animal Science offers four options

Companion Animal, Equine, Meat Animal, Veterinary Technology

Professional Studies in CAFES (see requirements according to option)
ANSC 100 Introduction to Animal Industries 2 cr.

Companion Animal, Equine: AGEC 101 or AGEC 230
Meat Animal: AGEC 230 Ag Economics 3 cr.
Vet Tech: AGEC 101 Economics & Management in Ag 3 cr.

Equine: PLSC 161 Intro to Plant Science 3 cr.

Companion Animal, Equine and Vet Tech, select one:
Meat Animal, select two:
FDSC 110 Science of Food 3 cr.
PLSC 161 Intro to Plant Science 3 cr.
AET 150 Intro to Ag Engineering 3 cr.
SOIL 120 Intro to Soils 3 cr.
AGED 202 Leadership & Group Dynamics 3 cr.

Companion Animal

Companion Animal Option

Major Concentration
ANSC 200 Animal Science Careers 2 cr.
ANSC 231 Domestic Animal Nutrition 4 cr.
ANSC 257 Genetics 4 cr.
ANSC 260 Animal Physiology (Mgmt emphasis)
 or ANSC 360 Animal Anatomy & Physiology (Science emphasis)
ANSC 345 Animal Health 2 cr.
ANSC 448 Physiology of Reproduction 3 cr.
ANSC 433 Advanced Nutrition 3 cr. (Science emphasis only)
ANSC 485 Seminar in Animal Science 1 cr.

Companion Animal Option
ANSC 121 Companion Animals 3 cr.
ANSC 221 Pets in Society 3 cr.
ANSC 317 Companion Animal Behavior 3 cr.
ANSC 321 Companion Animal Management 3 cr.

Management Emphasis

Directed Supporting
Select one statistics course:
ANSC 341 Biometrics
 or AGEC 320, MATH 216, MATH 226, MATH 231, ECON 226

CHEM 215 Chem Lab Concepts & Tech 1 cr.
CHEM 230 General Organic Chem 3 cr.
AGBI 251 Agricultural Biochemistry 3 cr.
FDSC 235 Agricultural Microbiology 3 cr.

Directed Electives
AGEC 205 Ag Accounting 3 cr.

Select at least two from the following:
AFES 310 Ag Human Resource Mgmt 3 cr.
AGEC 345 Ag Law 3 cr.
AGEC 350 Ag Product Marketing 3 cr.
AGEC 361 Small Agribusiness Mgmt 3 cr.
AGEC 365 Ag Finance 3 cr.
AGEC 368 Professional Selling 3 cr.
AGEC 405 Farm Tax Mgmt 3 cr.
AGEC 430 Entrepreneurial Mgmt 3 cr.

Additional 6 cr.
Student may select any combination of 200 level or higher courses offered by Food Science, Ag Education, Ag Economics, Ag Engineering, Plant & Earth Science, Modern Languages, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Teacher Education, or the College of Business and Economics. ANSC 270 Internship credits count here.

Science Emphasis

Directed Supporting
Select one statistics course:
ANSC 341 Biometrics
 or AGEC 320, MATH 216, MATH 226, MATH 231, ECON 226

CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr.
CHEM 360 Foundations of Biochemistry 4 cr.
BIOL 324 Microbiology 4 cr.

Required Courses
BIOL 230 General Zoology 3 cr.
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II 4 cr.
CHEM 116 General Chemistry Lab I 1 cr.
CHEM 117 General Chemistry Lab II 1 cr.
CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1 cr.
MATH 147, MATH 149 or MATH 166 3-4 cr.
PHYS 121 or PHYS 131 General Physics 5 cr.

Equine

Equine Option

Major Concentration
ANSC 200 Animal Science Careers 2 cr.
ANSC 231 Domestic Animal Nutrition 4 cr.
ANSC 257 Genetics 4 cr.
ANSC 260 Animal Physiology (Mgmt emphasis)
 or ANSC 360 Animal Anatomy & Physiology (Science emphasis)
ANSC 345 Animal Health 2 cr.
ANSC 448 Physiology of Reproduction 3 cr.
ANSC 433 Advanced Nutrition 3 cr. (Science emphasis only)
ANSC 485 Seminar in Animal Science 1 cr.

Equine Option
ANSC 167 Equine Management 3 cr.
ANSC 168 Equine Equitation 2 cr.
ANSC 369 Horse Production 4 cr.
Select one:
ANSC 261 Advanced Horsemanship 3 cr.
 or ANSC 268 Balanced Seat Applications 3 cr.

Management Emphasis

Directed Supporting
Select one statistics course:
ANSC 341 Biometrics
 or AGEC 320, MATH 216, MATH 226, MATH 231, ECON 226

CHEM 215 Chemistry Lab Concepts & Tech 1 cr.
CHEM 230 General Organic Chemistry 3 cr.
AGBI 251 Agricultural Biochemistry 3 cr.

Directed Electives
AGEC 205 Ag Accounting 3 cr.

Select at least two from the following:
AFES 310 Ag Human Resource Mgmt
AGEC 345 Ag Law
AGEC 350 Ag Product Marketing
AGEC 360 Farm Management
AGEC 361 Small Agribusiness Management
AGEC 365 Ag Finance
AGEC 368 Professional Selling
AGEC 405 Farm Tax Management
AGEC 430 Entrepreneurial Management

Select one from the following:
CROP 262 Equine Forage Systems
CROP 263 Forage Crop Production
CROP 363 Pasture Production

Directed Equine Electives
Select at least three from the following:
ANSC 169 Therapeutic Riding 3 cr.
ANSC 213 Equine Evaluation 2 cr.
ANSC 261 or ANSC 268 3 cr. (can't double count)
ANSC 266 Farrier Training 2 cr.
ANSC 270 Internship 2-4 cr.
ANSC 313 Advanced Equine Evaluation 2 cr.
ANSC 350 Principles of Training 3 cr.
ANSC 351 Training II 1 cr.
ANSC 455 Equine Reproductive Techniques 3 cr.
ANSC 490 Independent Study 1-3 cr.

Science Emphasis

Directed Supporting
Select one statistics course:
ANSC 341 Biometrics
 or AGEC 320, MATH 216, MATH 226, MATH 231, ECON 226

CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr.
CHEM 360 Biochemistry 4 cr.
BIOL 324 Microbiology 4 cr.

Required Courses
BIOL 230 General Zoology 3 cr.
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II 4 cr.
CHEM 116 General Chemistry Lab I 1 cr.
CHEM 117 General Chemistry Lab II 1 cr.
CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Lab 1 cr.
MATH 147, MATH 149, or MATH 166 3-4 cr.
PHYS 121 or PHYS 131 General Physics I 5 cr.

Meat Animal

Meat Animal Option

Major Concentration
ANSC 200 Animal Science Careers 2 cr.
ANSC 231 Domestic Animal Nutrition 4 cr.
ANSC 257 Genetics 4 cr.
ANSC 260 Animal Physiology (Mgmt emphasis)
 or ANSC 360 Animal Anatomy & Physiology (Science emphasis)
ANSC 345 Animal Health 2 cr.
ANSC 448 Physiology of Reproduction 3 cr.
ANSC 331 Applied Nutrition 3 cr. (Mgmt emphasis)
 or ANSC 433 Advanced Nutrition 3 cr. (Science emphasis)
ANSC 485 Seminar in Animal Science 1 cr.

Meat Animal Option
ANSC 211 Growth and Development 3 cr.
ANSC 238 Meat & Meat Products 3 cr.
ANSC 357 Applied Animal Breeding 2 cr.
Select one of the following:
 ANSC 150 Intro to Ruminant Production 3 cr.
 or ANSC 151 Intro to Monogastric Production 3 cr.
Select one of the following:
 ANSC 365 Poultry Mgmt 3 cr.
 or ANSC 366 Swine Mgmt 3 cr.
 or ANSC 367 Beef Mgmt 3 cr.
 or ANSC 368 Sheep Mgmt 3 cr.
Select one of the following:
 ANSC 240 Meat Processing 3 cr.
 or ANSC 415 Animal Welfare Assessment 3 cr.
 or ANSC 456 Bovine Reproductive Techniques 3 cr.
 or ANSC 467 Feedlot Management 3 cr.
 or a second meat animal production course from ANSC 364, 365, 366, 367, 368

Management Emphasis

Directed Supporting
ANSC 341 Biometrics
 or AGEC 320, MATH 216, MATH 226, MATH 231, ECON 226

CHEM 215 Chemistry Lab Concepts & Tech 1 cr.
CHEM 230 General Organic Chemistry 3 cr.
AGBI 251 Agricultural Biochemistry 3 cr.
FDSC 235 Agricultural Microbiology 3 cr.

Directed Electives
AGEC 205 Ag Accounting 3 cr.
Select at least one from the following:
AFES 310 Ag Human Resource Mgmt
AGEC 345 Ag Law
AGEC 350 Ag Product Marketing
AGEC 355 Ag Markets & Prices
AGEC 360 Farm Management
AGEC 361 Small Agribusiness Management
AGEC 365 Ag Finance

Additional Electives (6 cr.)
Students may select any combination of 200 level or higher courses offered by Food Science, Ag Education, Ag Economics, Ag Engineering, Plant & Earth Science, Modern Languages, or the College of Business and Economics. ANSC 270 Internship credits count here.

Science Emphasis

Directed Supporting
ANSC 341 Biometrics
 or AGEC 320, MATH 216, MATH 226, MATH 231, ECON 226

CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr.
CHEM 360 Foundations of Biochemistry 4 cr.
BIOL 324 Microbiology 4 cr.

Required Courses
BIOL 230 General Zoology 3 cr.
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II 4 cr.
CHEM 116 General Chemistry Lab I 1 cr.
CHEM 117 General Chemistry Lab II 1 cr.
CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1 cr.
MATH 147, MATH 149, MATH 166 3-4 cr.
PHYS 121 or PHYS 131 General Physics I 5 cr.

Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technology Emphasis

Major Concentration
ANSC 200 Animal Science Careers 2 cr.
ANSC 231 Domestic Animal Nutrition 4 cr.
ANSC 257 Genetics 4 cr.
ANSC 260 Animal Physiology
ANSC 345 Animal Health 2 cr.
ANSC 448 Physiology of Reproduction 3 cr.
ANSC 485 Seminar in Animal Science 1 cr.
ANSC 121, ANSC 150, ANSC 151, ANSC 167 or DASC 106

Directed Supporting
CHEM 215 Chemi Lab Concepts & Tech 1 cr.
CHEM 230 General Organic Chemistry 3 cr.
AGBI 251 Ag Biochemistry 3 cr.
FDSC 235 Ag Microbiology
 or BIOL 324 Microbiology

Other Required Courses
BIOL 230 Zoology 3 cr.
BIOL 240 Cell & Molecular Biology 3 cr.
Select one statistics course:
ANSC 341 Biometrics
 or AGEC 320, MATH 216, MATH 226, MATH 231, ECON 226

37 credits (min) transferred from an accredited Veterinary Technician program

Animal and Food Science Department

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