Apr 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 Science major, and the student must meet with their advisor to identify an alternative major. Courses to be counted towards the major GPA are all 300-level and above courses in WFS, FOR, and FWF.

uTrack Requirements


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.

Term 1


Credit Hours 13


Term 1 Milestone Notes


  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

Credit Hours: 14


Term 2 Milestone Notes


  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

Term 3


  • 3 GIS Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • 4 Technical Writing Elective 3 Credit Hours

Credit Hours 16


Term 3 Milestone Notes


  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

Term 4


Credit Hours 15-17


Term 4 Milestone Notes


  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • 2.5 major GPA

Term 5


  • 7 Anatomy and Physiology Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • 8 Plant Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • 9 Aquatic Science Elective 3 Credit Hours

Credit Hours 16


Term 5 Milestone Notes


  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • 2.5 major GPA

Term 6


  • 10 Expanded Perspectives  Elective 3 Credit Hours *
  • 11 Wildlife Ecology and Management Elective 3 Credit Hours

Credit Hours 16


Term 6 Milestone Notes


  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • 2.5 major GPA

Credit Hours: 14


Term 7 Milestone Notes


  • Apply to graduate

Credit Hours 15-18


Term 8 Milestone Notes


  • No milestones

Total Hours 120-124


Footnotes


  1. Any course approved as Volunteer Core  Arts and Humanities *.
  2. Any course approved as Volunteer Core  Global Citizenship – International *.
  3. GIS Elective – Chosen from ESS 326  or FWF 430  or GEOG 311  or GEOG 413  .
  4. Technical Writing Elective – Chosen from ENGL 295 * or ENGL 360 * or JREM 450 * or JREM 451 *.
  5. Any course approved as Volunteer Core  Global Citizenship – US *.
  6. Physical Science Elective – Any of the following not used to meet other requirements: CHEM 132 * and CHEM 133 * or ESS 334  or ESS 442  or ESS 462 * or GEOG 436  or GEOL 202 * or GEOL 203 * or GEOL 210  or GEOL 310 * or PHYS 221 *. 
  7. Anatomy and Physiology Elective – Chosen from ANSC 220  or BCMB 230  or EEB 353  or WFS 431  or WFS 450 .
  8. Plant Elective – Chosen from EEB 330  or EEB 414  or EEB 424  or EEB 426  or EEB 433 * or FWF 325S  or PLSC 421 .
  9. Aquatic Science Elective – Chosen from WFS 420  or WFS 441  or EEB 471 * or ESS 424 * or ESS 462 * or GEOG 436  or GEOG 453  or GEOL 456  or GEOL 459  or GEOL 485 .
  10. Any courses not already required for the major approved as Volunteer Core  Arts and Humanities * or Social Sciences * or Global Citizenship – International * or Global Citizenship – US *.
  11. Wildlife Ecology and Management Elective – Any of the following not used to meet other requirements: WFS 433  or WFS 434  or WFS 445 .
  12. Human Dimensions Elective – Chosen from FWF 320 * or FWF 420 * or SOCI 360 * or SOCI 465 *.
  13. Science Elective - 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 not already used for the major.

*Meets Volunteer Core Requirements .

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