Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Wildlife Enterprise Management (WLEM)

Wildlife Enterprise Management

Students successfully completing the WLEM Curriculum will have an understanding of the principles of wildlife management as they apply to consumptive enterprises and will appreciate the ecological principles that lie at the foundation of conservation biology and ecotourism. The objective of this degree program is to prepare students to manage a wildlife or outdoor enterprise; to provide students with a set of baseline skills related to customer service, food and lodging; to expose students to legal issues related to operating a wildlife or outdoor enterprise; and to prepare students to effectively market and advertise a wildlife or outdoor enterprise. In addition, students who follow the curriculum will qualify for a Business Minor offered by the Harbert College of Business.

ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology3BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology3
BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory1BIOL 1031 Organismal Biology Laboratory1
NTRI 2000 Nutrition And Health3MATH 1130 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3
WILD 1200 Hunting and Fishing the World3CORE Social Science3
WILD 2050 Wildlife Conservation History and Law3HOSP 1010 Introduction to Hospitality Management3
 16 16
Core History13PHIL 1040 Business Ethics3
Free Elective3BIOL 3060 Ecology4
COMM 1000 Public Speaking3HOSP 2350 Culinary Fundamentals3
ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics or 3250 International Business (m)3HOSP 2300 Hospitality Law3
WILD 3280 Wildlife Ecology, Conservation, and Management23WILD 2400 Sporting Firearms and Archery2
 WILD 3500 Outdoor Safety and Liability1
 15 16
Core History13FINC 3810 Foundations of Business Finance (m)3
ACCT 2810 Fundamentals Of Accounting (m)3MNGT 3810 Management Foundations (m)3
WLEM Restricted Elective3WLEM Restricted Elective3
Free Elective4HOSP 2500 Lodging Operations3
 WILD 3600 Wildlife Enterprise Field Techniques4
 13 16
Core Fine Arts3Core Literature3
Core Social Science3WLEM Restricted Elective3
MKTG 3810 Foundations of Business Marketing (m)3WLEM Restricted Elective 3
HRMN 3420 Human Resource Management3WILD 5290 Mammalian Ecology and Management2
WILD 5280 Avian Ecology and Management2WILD 4500 Advanced Wildlife Enterprise Management3
 14 14
Total Hours: 120

Student must complete a sequence in History.


This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. 


Courses marked in bold are major's courses and must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.


Courses marked with (m) are part of the business minor and must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater. 

Wildlife Enterprise Management Restrictive Electives

The WLEM BS Degree program has considerable flexibility for students to focus their areas of interest. Thus, students can select any 12 credit hours worth of courses from the following list of Restricted Electives. 

WILD 3810Study Abroad - Wildlife Management in Southern Africa3
WILD 3920Internship in Wildlife Enterprise Management3
WILD 4400Problem Solving in Wildlife Sciences2
WILD 5410Human-Wildlife Conflicts3
BIOL 5090Conservation Biology3
BIOL 5120Systematic Botany4
BIOL 5140Plant Ecology4
BIOL 5150Community Ecology3
BIOL 5350Behavioral Ecology3
BIOL 5740Herpetology4
BIOL 5760Mammalogy4
CMJN 2100Concepts in Communications and Journalism3
ENFB 3140Essentials of Entrepreneurship3
JRSP 3410Introduction to Sports Video Production3
ENFB 4170Managing Entrepreneurial Start-Ups3
ENFB 4190New Venture Creation3
ENFB 4200Business Plan for the New Venture3
FISH 2020Global and Regional Perspectives in Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences2
FISH 5240Hatchery Management4
FISH 5510Fisheries Biology and Management4
FISH 5520Small Impoundment Management3
FLNG 1010Elementary Foreign Language4
FLNG 1020Elementary Foreign Language4
FORY 3500Forestry for Small Woodland Owners3
FORY 4230Forest Ecology3
FORY 5460Forest Fire Management3
FORY 5150Forest Health3
FORY 5230Silviculture4
PARK 4310Sustainable Nature Tourism3
MKTG 4350Services Marketing3
MKTG 4500Digital Marketing3
PARK 3010Environmental Interpretation3
PARK 2010Introduction to Nature-Based Recreation and Management3
NATR 5250Wetland Ecology and Management3