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  Nov 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Wildlife and Fisheries Science Major, BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Science – Wildlife and Fisheries Management Concentration


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Wildlife and fisheries management is the science and art of maintaining populations of wild animals at levels consistent with the best interests of wild species and of the public. Management goals may be aesthetic, economic, or ecological. Success depends upon wildlife and fisheries biologists providing assistance; scholarly application of scientific information and methods to these goals; ecological perspective; and execution of programs to maintain past successes, to prevent repetition of past failures, and to prepare for future needs.

To remain in the Wildlife and Fisheries Science Management concentration, students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA; 2.5 major GPA, starting in Term 4; and earn no less than a B grade in FWF 250 * and no less than a C grade in FWF 212 . If a student does not meet the aforementioned criteria, the student will be removed from the Wildlife and Fisheries Management concentration, and the student must meet with their advisor to identify an alternative major.

uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Science – Wildlife and Fisheries Science Major – Wildlife and Fisheries Management Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
1Arts and Humanities Elective  or Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 6 2.5 cumulative GPA
BIOL 150 * or BIOL 158  3  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
WFS 100   1  
Term 2
MATH 125  4 2.5 cumulative GPA
BIOL 159 * or BIOL 167 * and BIOL 160 * or BIOL 168  5 FWF 250 * with grade B or better
ENGL 102  3  
FWF 250  3  
Term 3
2GIS Elective 3 2.5 cumulative GPA
ENGL 295 * or ENGL 360  3 FWF 212  with grade C or better
ESS 210   4  
FWF 212   3  
CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128  3  
Term 4
1Social Sciences Elective * 3 2.5 cumulative GPA
AREC 201 * or ECON 201 * or ECON 207  4 2.5 major GPA
BIOL 260  or FORS 215   2-3 ENGL 101  or ENGL 118 ; ENGL 102 ; CHEM 120  or CHEM 128 ; BIOL 150  or BIOL 158 ; BIOL 159  or BIOL 167 ; BIOL 160  or BIOL 168 ; MATH 115  or STAT 201  or STAT 207 ; MATH 125 ; BIOL 260  or FORS 215  
ALEC 240 * or CMST 210 * or CMST 217 * or CMST 240 * or CMST 247  3  
MATH 115  or STAT 201 * or STAT 207  3  
Term 5
3Anatomy and Physiology Elective 3 2.5 cumulative GPA
FWF 317   3 2.5 major GPA
4Plant Elective 3-4  
5Aquatic Science Elective 3  
EEB 474   4  
Term 6
FWF 310 , FWF 312 *, FWF 313   7 2.5 cumulative GPA
1Arts and Humanities Elective  or Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 2.5 major GPA
6Wildlife Ecology and Management 6  
Term 7
FWF 415   2 Apply to graduate
WFS 305 , WFS 324 , WFS 340 , WFS 350 , WFS 440 , WFS 442   12  
Term 8
1Arts and Humanities Elective  or Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 No milestones
7Human Dimensions Elective 3  
FWF 416   3  
8Science Elective 2  
WFS 443  or WFS 452   3  
WFS 461   1  
TOTAL 120-122  
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Chosen from the University General Education list . Students must complete one course from the Social Sciences list, two courses from the Arts and Humanities list, and two courses from the Cultures and Civilizations list.
2 GIS Elective – Chosen from FWF 430  or BSET 326  or GEOG 311  or GEOG 411  or GEOG 413 .
3 Anatomy and Physiology Elective – Chosen from ANSC 220  or BCMB 230  or EEB 353  or WFS 431  or WFS 450 .
4 Plant Elective – Chosen from EEB 330  or EEB 414  or EEB 424  or EEB 426  or EEB 433  or FWF 325  or PLSC 421 .
5 Aquatic Science Elective – Chosen from WFS 441  or EEB 470  or ESS 424  or ESS 462  or GEOL 459  or GEOL 485 .
6 Wildlife Ecology and Management Elective – Select two of the following: WFS 433 , WFS 444 , WFS 445 .
7 Human Dimensions Elective – Chosen from FORS 422  or FWF 320  or FWF 420  or SOCI 360  or SOCI 465 .
8 Chosen from any 300-level and above wildlife and fisheries science (WFS); forestry (FOR); forestry, wildlife and fisheries (FWF); entomology and plant pathology (EPP); animal science (ANSC); ecology and evolutionary biology (EEB), microbiology (MICR); or biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology (BCMB) course.

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