Wildlife Biology Concentration (1153)

This curriculum emphasizes basic sciences, plant and animal biology, and communications skills for effective performance as a wildlife biologist. Students learn to view wildlife and problems associated with its management from a broad perspective, while also being exposed to social, cultural, and ethical issues.

Seminar courses and supervised experience in the field with an approved agency provide opportunities for learning management of wildlife populations. Nearby wildlife management areas maintained by state and federal agencies are utilized to illustrate principles.

Graduates are eligible for certification by The Wildlife Society as Associate Wildlife Biologists, and for employment by state wildlife resources agencies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other governmental agencies, as well as private and commercial entities. However, students interested in the more technical phases of this field and in meeting standards for higher managerial positions should plan for graduate study.

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (78 Hours)

Course

Credit Hours

Agricultural Economics 325, 445; Natural Resources Management 350, 375; Wildlife Biology 330, or 340

6

Biology 336, 412, 413

5

Botany 303

3

Botany 421, 431, or Plant Science 341

6

Chemistry 122, 310, 319

8

Mathematics 160, 210

6

Political Science 220

3

Soil Science 315 or 430

3

Wildlife Biology 250

3

Wildlife Biology 350 or 450

4

Zoology 319, 320, 321, 441, 442

13

Agriculture/Natural Resources Management Electives

6

General Electives (Natural Resources Management 420 recommended)

12



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