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, 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)
|Ag Econ 445||3|
|Biol 336, 412, 413||5|
|Bot 421, 431, or Pl Sci 341||6|
|Chem 122, 310, 319||8|
|Math 160, 210||6|
|Pol Sci 220||3|
|Soil Sc 315 or 430||3|
|Wil Bio 340 or NRM 375||3|
|Wil Bio 431, 451||7|
|Zool 319, 320, 321, 441, 442||13|
|General Electives (NRM 420 recommended)||12|