Curriculum in Wildlife Ecology and Management

The Wildlife Ecology and Management (WLDE) degree program provides a broad biological education that is specifically designed to meet the needs of students interested in careers involving wildlife ecology, management, and conservation. Graduates are employed with state or federal wildlife agencies, environmental consulting firms, private conservation organizations, and private land management companies. Because many jobs require a master’s degree, the program is designed to prepare students for graduate studies in wildlife ecology and management.

BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology
   & BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory
4History or Social Science13
History13ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
WILD 2050 Wildlife Conservation History and Law*,33Fine Arts3
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology
   & BIOL 1031 Organismal Biology Laboratory
FOWS 1010 Introduction to Renewable Natural Resources31Social Science3
 14 16
Physical Science Elective4CHEM 1021 Survey of Chemistry II Laboratory1
WILD 3280 Wildlife Ecology, Conservation, and Management*,33BIOL 3030 Evolution and Systematics3
CHEM 1011 Survey of Chemistry I Laboratory1BIOL 3060 Ecology4
CHEM 1010 Survey of Chemistry I3Literature or Humanities13
STAT 2510 Statistics for Biological and Health Sciences3CHEM 1020 Survey of Chemistry II3
 14 14
MATH 1610 Calculus I4Social Sciences3WILD 4910 Wildlife Sciences Summer Practicum*,38
ENGL 3040 Technical Writing3COMM 1000 Public Speaking43 
Taxon-specific Elective4WILD 4400 Problem Solving in Wildlife Sciences*,32 
FORY 3100 Dendrology23WILD 3750 Analysis for Wildlife Sciences*,34 
 14 15 8
Biology Elective4FOWS 5270 Natural Resource Policy*,33
WILD 5280 Avian Ecology and Management*,32WILD 5290 Mammalian Ecology and Management*,32
Taxon-specific Elective4BIOL 5140 Plant Ecology4
Natural Resource Elective/ROTC3UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
WILD 5880 Wildlife Habitat Assessment and Management*,33WILD 4890 Wildlife Population Science*,33
 16 12
Total Hours: 123

Student must complete a sequence in either Literature or History.


Systematic Botany (BIOL 5120 - 4 hours in spring) may be substituted for Dendrology


These courses are part of the WLDE major and must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better


 Environmental Inerpretation (FOWS 2010) may replace COMM 1000. However, an additional humanities core must then also be taken.

Courses with an asterisk (*) must be completed with a grade of “C” or better

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