Program Requirements

 

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UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS:

 

Credit/GPA Requirement:

  • Minimum number of credits required: 120 credits
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 2.00

 

Writing Requirement:

  • Tier I: WRA 110 or higher (4 cr.)

  • Tier II: Satisfied by completing FW 434 (3 cr.)

 

Integrative Studies Requirement (24 cr.):

Arts & Humanities (8 cr.)

  • Complete one IAH course numbered below 211 (4 cr.)

  • Complete one IAH course numbered 211 or higher (4 cr.).

Social Science (8 cr.)

  • Complete one 200-level ISS course (4 cr.)

  • Complete one 300-level ISS course (4 cr.).

Biological & Physical Sciences (8 cr.) [alternative track]

  • Biological Sciences (3 cr.) - Satisfied by completing BS 161, BS 162, LB 144 or LB 145

  • Physical Sciences (3 cr.) - Satisfied by completing CEM 141 (4 cr.), CEM 151 (4 cr.) or LB 171 (4 cr.).

  • Laboratory Experience (2 cr.) - Satisfied by completing (BS 171, BS 172, LB 144 or LB 145 ) and (CEM 161 or LB 171L)

Diversity

  • Must complete at least two of the three types of diversity designated courses, as part of the IAH and/or ISS requirements listed above.

 

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES REQUIREMENTS:

 

Math

  • Satisfied by completing MTH 124 (3 cr.), MTH 132 (3 cr.) or LB 118 (5 cr.).

Economics

  • Complete EC 201 (3 cr.) OR EC 202 (3 cr.)

CANR Courses

  • Complete at least 26 credits of CANR courses.  The 6 concentrations listed at the bottom of this page all require the minimum required CANR credits.  Non-CANR courses substituted for courses in any of the concentrations may require a student to complete additional CANR course credits to meet the College's 26-credit requirement.

 

FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:

 

Biological Sciences (9 to 10 cr.)

Complete ONE of the following groups of courses:

  • Group 1
    • BS 161 - Cell and Molecular Biology (3 cr.)

    • BS 171 - Cells and Molecular Biology Lab (2 cr.)

    • BS 162 - Organismal & Populations Biology (3 cr.)

    • BS 172 - Organismal & Populations Biology Lab (2 cr.)

  • Group 2   
    • LB 144 - Biology I:  Organismal Biology (4 cr.)

    • LB 145 - Biology II: Cellular & Molecular Bio (5 cr.)

 

Physical Sciences (8 to 9 cr.)

Complete ONE of the following groups of Chemistry courses:

  • Group 1   
    • CEM 141 - General Chemistry (4 cr.)

    • CEM 161 - Chemistry Laboratory I (1 cr.)

  • Group 2   
    • CEM 151 - General and Descriptive Chemistry (4 cr.)

    • CEM 161 - Chemistry Laboratory I (1 cr.)

  • Group 3   
    • LB 171 - Principles of Chemistry I (4 cr.)

    • LB 171L - Introductory Chemistry Lab I (1 cr.)

Complete ONE of the following Physics courses:

  • LB 273 - Physics I (3 cr.)

  • PHY 183 - Physics for Scientists & Engineers I (4 cr.)

  • PHY 231 - Introductory Physics I (3 cr.)

  

Earth Sciences (3 to 4 cr)

Complete ONE of the following Earth Science courses:

  • CSS 210 - Fund. of Soils & Landscape Sci (3 cr.)

  • GEO 203 - Introduction to Meteorology (3 cr.)

  • GEO 206 - Physical Geography (3 cr.)

  • GLG 201 - The Dynamic Earth  (4 cr.)

  

Math and Statistics (6 to 7 cr.)

Complete ONE of the following Calculus courses:

  • MTH 124 - Survey of Calculus I (3 cr.)

  • MTH 132 - Calculus I (3 cr.)

  • LB 118 - Calculus I (4 cr.)

Complete ONE of the following Statistics courses:

  • STT 224 - Intro to Prob. & Stat for Ecologists (3 cr.)

  • STT 231 - Statistics for Scientists (3 cr.)

  • STT 421 - Statistics I (3 cr.)

  

Communication (6 cr.)

Complete TWO of the following courses:

  • COM 100 - Human Communication (3 cr.)

  • COM 225 - Intro to Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)

  • COM 275 - Effects of Mass Communication (3 cr.)

  • FW 435 - Integrated Communication for FW Professionals (3 cr.)

  • CSUS 433 - Grant Writing & Fund Development (3 cr.)

  • JRN 472 - Environmental Reporting Lab (3 cr.)

  • WRA 320* - Technical Writing (3 cr.)

  • WRA 331* - Writing in the Public Interest (3 cr.)

  • WRA 341 - Nature and Environmental Writing (3 cr.)

  • WRA 453* - Grant and Proposal Writing (3 cr.)

* Contact WRA for an override

  

Ethics and Philosophy (3 cr.)

Complete ONE of the following courses:

  • FW 439 - Conservation Ethics (3 cr.)       

  • GEO 432 - Environmental Ethics (3 cr.)

  • PHL 340 - Ethics (3 cr.)

  • PHL 342 - Environmental Ethics (3 cr.)

  • PHL 380 - Nature of Science (3 cr.)

 

Experiential Learning (3 to 4 cr.)

Complete at least 3 credits from the following courses:

  • FW 493 - Prof. Internship in FW (3 cr.)

  • FW 490 - Independent Study (3 cr.)

  • FW 480 - International Studies in FW (3 cr.)

  • FW 499 - Senior Thesis in FW (4 cr.)

  

Fisheries and Wildlife Core (19 to 20 cr.)

Complete ALL of the following courses:

  • FW 101   - Fish & Wildlife Fundamentals (3 cr.)

  • FW 101L - Fish & Wildlife Fundamentals Lab (2 cr.) OR FW 238 - Intro Fish & Wildlife Field Experience (3 cr.)

  • FW 293   - Undergrad Seminar in Fish & Wildlife (1 cr.)

  • FW 364   - Ecological Problem Solving (3 cr.)

  • FW 424   - Population Analysis and Management (4 cr.)

  • FW 434   - Human Dimensions of FW Management (3 cr.)

  • IBIO 355  - Ecology (3 cr.)

 

CONCENTRATIONS:

 

Complete ONE of the following six transcriptable concentrations:

  1. Conservation Biology

  2. Wildlife Biology and Management

  3. Fisheries Biology and Management

  4. Water Sciences

  5. Fish and Wildlife Disease Ecology and Management

  6. Preveterinary