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  • Geology | University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    Programs Colleges and Departments Undergraduate Admission Cost and Financial Aid Course Search Catalog Glossary of Terms Geology Printable PDF Our Program Global Innovative Excellent Our Program Geology is an applied and interdisciplinary field that uses a combination of field work computer modeling and lab work in the solution of many environmental and resource oriented problems Geologists study the surface and interior of the earth and other planets They work to understand the processes that have shaped our planet in the past and which will be shaping it in the future The University of Wisconsin River Falls has a strong geology program with unique supporting areas of hydrology soils and environmental science as well as the more traditional physics chemistry and biology Students can expect class sizes that are small with individualized attention for students and enthusiastic faculty who have a diverse range of expertise Internships Geologists jobs may have them working on problems of their home town or traveling to the far corners of the earth They may be doing basic field work in the wilderness one day and utilizing the most sophisticated analytical and computer equipment the next Meaningful careers are open to those with bachelor s degrees with expanded opportunities for those who go on to receive graduate degrees Our graduates perform work in the fields of mineral exploration petroleum geology engineering geology environmental geology geohydrology paleontology and work at universities in a diverse set of subjects Major employers include engineering and geological consulting firms hydrological and environmental consultants state and federal agencies mining companies museums universities and colleges secondary schools petroleum exploration production companies Global Innovative Excellent Students with a history major are armed with skills for many different and rewarding careers Some careers include history teaching museum jobs park rangers politics advertising executive analyst archivist broadcaster

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  • Mathematics | University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    mathematics education numerical analysis probability and statistics Students who major in mathematics at UW River Falls follow many satisfying careers The UW River Falls mathematics minor is an excellent choice for students majoring in sciences social sciences business and education The benefit of studying mathematics is the variety of career paths it provides Popular career choices in mathematics include teaching actuarial science computer science operations research biomathematics cryptography and finance The mathematics department offers two options for mathematics majors the liberal arts option and the education option The mathematics department is arranged so that many faculty have study spaces directly outside their offices providing an environment of easy accessibility to professors For more information on Mathematics please contact Kathy Tomlinson Chair 207 North Hall 715 425 3326 www uwrf edu MATH Careers The mathematics department at UW River Falls provides an exceptional range of opportunities for students to work closely with professors on research and advanced mathematical study Field trips to mathematics conferences are scheduled several times each year Students can attend to exchange research results with students and professors from other universities through discussion and formal presentations Senior seminar projects provide students with valuable experiences in problem solving research writing reports and making presentations Advanced statistical study helps prepare students for work in actuarial science and related fields Independent study can be arranged with professors to explore mathematical topics beyond those in the standard curriculum Math Center The department supports a math study room where students work and informally interact with one another and a math help center which is staffed with upper level students who can provide help and insights to students studying mathematics in their first two years Global Innovative Excellent These challenging exciting and rewarding times for mathematics graduates means that jobs are available in a

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  • Animal Science - Equine | University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    work or veterinary medicine the science option includes the necessary hours of chemistry mathematics physical and biological sciences Management Option The management option emphasizes business and agricultural economics courses Minor Option As an alternative to the Management or Science option students can pair the Animal Science major with an academic minor i e minor in Ag Business or Modern Languages to develop a more in depth understanding of a second area of interest We have faculty who focus on teaching with specializations in physiology nutrition genetics reproductive management animal welfare animal health behavior and training You will get hands on experience on our campus teaching laboratory farm which features pasture land a heated indoor riding arena horse and colt barns breeding facilities and an outdoor rodeo arena We have long standing ties with the national and international horse industry offering our students broad as well as direct industry exposure Global Innovative Excellent The Equine program offers students the opportunity to be involved in unique and innovative activities outside the classroom Colts in Training Program Colts in Training is a nationally recognized program that teaches students how to start and train young horses In the training courses each student is assigned a young unridden horse and under the direct supervision of a faculty member they train the horses in ground and riding skills Colts in the program are extremely well bred offering students a chance to ride future champions When the program is complete the colts are sold in our annual spring Colts in Training Sale International Experience Each summer with support from the AQHA American Quarter Horse Association a select group of students travel with faculty to Europe or South America where they use their skills to teach western horsemanship Breeding Program At UW River Falls we ve developed a

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  • Animal Science - Meat Animal | University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    production including feeding breeding health and management as well as the processing of food and fiber products derived from animals The meat animal emphasis focuses on the production of beef cattle swine and sheep In addition options create a more solid foundation for your designated career path Management Option Emphasizes coursework in agricultural economics and is excellent preparation for a career in agri business Science Option Fulfills the requirements for pre veterinary medicine or graduate school Minor Option As an alternative to the Management or Science option students can pair their major with an academic minor i e minor in Ag Business or Modern Languages to develop a more in depth understanding of a second area of interest Our students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to manage livestock enterprises pursue a career with a business or organization that supports the industry including government regulatory agencies or continue their education in veterinary or graduate school Careers Students graduating with a Meat Animal emphasis have obtained a variety of entry level jobs including Agricultural Journalist Agricultural Loan Officer Animal Health Product Distributor Artificial Breeding Distributor Technician Breed Association Representative Custom Operator Specialist Feedlot Manager Food and Drug Inspector Herd Manager Livestock Buyer Meat Inspector Nutrition Consultant Pharmaceutical Sales Public Relations Specialist Quality Control Supervisor Production Line Supervisor Research Assistant Teacher Our graduates have been employed by a variety of organizations such as Genex Iowa Select Hormel Jennie O Gold n Plump Tyson Cargill Land O Lakes Purina Feed Division USDA Wisconsin Dept of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection Covance Inc JBS Swift Winfield Solutions A variety of pharmaceutical companies Global Innovative Excellent The UW River Falls Meat Pilot Plant offers all the benefits of full scale plant production but on a smaller scale The pilot plant is a state licensed meat

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  • Crop and Soil Science | University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    while maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment Experiencing an enjoyable and satisfying quality of life that comes from understanding the growth of plants and being a part of the process that provides the most basic of human needs food Then crops and soils may be the right major The central focus of crop and soil science is the production of food and fiber and understanding the resources used in that production Crop and soil scientists use their natural curiosity and enthusiasm for science to help solve some of the toughest problems facing humanity producing sufficient and affordable food for an increasing population and doing it in a way that protects and preserves our environment Crop and soil scientists are also involved in protecting soil and water resources and preventing surface water and groundwater pollution Flexible Options Beyond the core courses students choose courses within the following academic options Crop Science where the emphasis is on plants and their use to produce safe and affordable food for human consumption feed for animals and fiber and energy for everyday needs Soil Science which explores the diverse role of soils and provides knowledge for making economically and environmentally sustainable soil use and management decisions Sustainable Agriculture where students learn about economically viable agricultural systems that promote land productivity energy efficiency environmental stewardship and rural community viability Hands On Learning Our facilities provide an environment for rich hands on learning experience and the possibility to participate in applied research projects We have two laboratory farms greenhouse specialized teaching and research labs the South Fork of the Kinnickinnic River and bordering wetlands and natural areas flowing through campus In addition Faculty focus on teaching with specializations in plant breeding and genetics traditional and organic crop production weed control and integrated pest management soil and water

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  • Dairy Science | University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    disciplines such as agricultural business agricultural engineering and crop science work together within the dairy industry They also acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to manage a dairy enterprise pursue a career with a business or organization that serves the industry or continue their education in veterinary or graduate school The dairy science major has a core of required courses beyond those the major offers three program options which offers students flexibility and guides them in choosing appropriate course work for their chosen career path Management Option The management option emphasizes the development of business skills needed in today s dairy industry and allows flexibility for students to pursue additional avenues of interest Science Option For those interested in graduate work or veterinary medicine the science option includes the necessary hours of chemistry mathematics physical and biological sciences Minor Option As an alternative to the management or science option students can pair the dairy science major with an academic minor e g minor in agricultural business or modern language to develop a more in depth understanding of a second area of interest Demand Graduates with a degree in dairy science choose from a wide variety of career paths Upon graduation about half of our dairy science majors become dairy farm owners or managers Others go on to work in areas such as nutrition genetics and animal health or they enroll in veterinary and graduate school programs Potential Positions Dairy herd manager owner Nutrition consultant representative Dairy cattle classifier Sire analyst and mating specialist Dairy records association manager Breed association representative Milk plant field representative Milk inspector Milking equipment representative Pharmaceutical sales Public relations specialist Research assistant Extension youth specialist Agricultural extension agent Agricultural journalist Agricultural loan officer or financial consultant University teaching Public or private research and development Private veterinary

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  • Horticulture | University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    classroom instruction and provide excellent opportunities for hands on experience Our greenhouse provides opportunities for hands on laboratory experience for horticulture students and independent undergraduate research The plant tissue culture and other laboratories provide valuable opportunities for hands on experience in the classroom and for independent undergraduate research The horticulture plots serve as an outdoor classroom and include a teaching orchard herbaceous perennial collection landscape rose trial and nursery for young woody plants The fruit research plots serve to support the regional and national fruit industry through the development of improved cultivars especially strawberries and stone fruits and effective cultural management techniques In addition the proximity of the university to the St Paul Minneapolis metropolitan area provides unique opportunities to enhance traditional classroom instruction with field trips and guest professionals in the classroom Hands On Learning The Horticulture major offers three options which assist students in choosing appropriate course work for their career path Professional Option Prepares students for a diversity of careers within horticulture including production and marketing of edible and ornamental crops public horticulture golf course management garden writers retail and wholesale distribution and research Landscape Option Prepares students for careers in landscape design management and restoration Fruit and Vegetable Sustainable Systems Option Prepares students for most careers along the sustainable fruit and vegetable supply chain including working with local food shelves and school districts on sourcing produce producing and marketing locally grown produce working for large food companies as field scouts production coordinators field supervisors marketers or production technicians working to develop international markets for regionally grown produce and more Professional Certifications With a professional certification you can easily stand apart from your competition and be recognized as a leader in the field someone with professional qualifications and ethics UWRF Horticulture curriculum prepares students to be successful

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  • Psychology | University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    engagement in advising and the classroom research opportunities for students and post graduate opportunities for education There are a wide range of courses available within the psychology department Some popular courses are physiological psychology social psychology child development health psychology personality psychology abnormal psychology and research methods Students who major in psychology at UW River Falls are prepared to enter the employment world Some job examples are human services business government and other areas Many students continue their education to prepare them to work as clinicians or counselors human resource managers academic psychologists and or research scientists I chose psychology because I want to help people who are experiencing similar things in their lives to what I have in my own With psychology I have a broad selection of ways that I can do that including with my personalized degree that combines psychology and equine management preparing me for a career in equine assisted psychotherapy Kelly Sobczak current student For more information on Psychology please contact Travis Tubre Chair 151 Centennial Science Hall 715 425 3306 www uwrf edu PSYC Experience Faculty strive to acquaint students with research findings and theories in numerous areas This goal is accomplished through a curricular structure that ensures students take courses that survey the processes influencing behavior physiological learning and social processes The psychology department recognizes that many students are seeking careers in human services and other applied fields Thus a variety of courses and experiences are offered that enable students to apply psychological principles to promote human welfare Involvement Psi Chi is the international honor society in psychology available to continue growth within the psychology program Admission to Psi Chi is selective having both credits completed and GPA requirements This organization seeks to provide social and service opportunities to connect students with their

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