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  Dec 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Wildlife and Fisheries Science Major, BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Science – Wildlife Health 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 Health concentration, students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA, 2.5 major GPA, and earn no less than a B grade in FWF 250 *. 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 Health Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
BIOL 150 * or BIOL 158 * 3 2.5 cumulative GPA
MATH 125  3  
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3  
1Arts and Humanities Elective  or Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
WFS 101   1  
Term 2
BIOL 160 * or BIOL 168 *; and BIOL 159 * or BIOL 167  5 2.5 cumulative GPA
CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128  4 FWF 250  with grade B or better
ENGL 102  3  
FWF 250  3  
WFS 100   1  
Term 3
ANSC 220   3 2.5 cumulative GPA
CHEM 130 * or CHEM 138  4  
FWF 317   3  
1Arts and Humanities Elective  or Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
Term 4
ANSC 340  or BIOL 240   3-4 2.5 cumulative GPA
BIOL 260 , BIOL 269   4 2.5 major GPA
CHEM 260   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  
MATH 115 * or STAT 201 * or STAT 207  3  
1Social Sciences Elective * 3  
Term 5
2Science Electives* 3-4 2.5 cumulative GPA

ALEC 240 * or CMST 210 * or CMST 217 *  or CMST 240  or CMST 247 *

3 2.5 major GPA
PHYS 221  4  
CHEM 360 , CHEM 369   5  
Term 6
AREC 201 * or ECON 201 * or ECON 207  4 No milestones
1Arts and Humanities Elective  or Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3 2.5 cumulative GPA
PHYS 222  4 2.5 major GPA
3Wildlife Ecology and Management Elective 3  
Term 7
BCMB 401  and BCMB 230  or BCMB 440  or WFS 450   7-9 Apply to graduate
BIOL 220 , BIOL 229   4  
1Arts and Humanities Elective  or Cultures and Civilizations Elective * 3  
WFS 431   3  
Term 8
3Wildlife Ecology and Management Electives 6 No milestones
4Technical Elective 3  
WFS 401   3  
BCMB 311   3  
TOTAL 120  
* 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. One of these courses must also be a Communicating through Writing (WC) course.
2 Any courses not already required for the major.
3 Wildlife Ecology and Management Electives – Select from the following: WFS 433 , WFS 443 , WFS 444 , WFS 445 .
4 Technical Electives – ANSC 280  or ANSC 320  or ANSC 330  or ANSC 380  or ANSC 489  or BSET 326  or FWF 430  or GEOG 311  or GEOG 411  or GEOG 413  or EPP 525.

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