Wildlife Enterprise Management

Wildlife Enterprise Management

Students successfully completing the WLEM Curriculum will have an understanding of the principles of wildlife managements 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, providing a set of baseline skills related to customer service, food and lodging, and legal issues to enable graduates to effectively operate, 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.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
HOSP 1010 Introduction to Hospitality Management3BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology3
BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology3BIOL 1031 Organismal Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory1ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3WILD 1200 Hunting and Fishing the World (Hunting and Fishing the World)*3
NTRI 2000 Nutrition And Health3MATH 1130 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3
WILD 2050 Wildlife Conservation History and Law*3 
 16 13
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics (m)3BIOL 3060 Ecology4
HOSP 2500 Lodging Operation3HOSP 2300 Hospitality Law3
WILD 3280 Wildlife Ecology, Conservation, and Management*3HOSP 2350 Culinary Fundamentals3
Core History Sequence13PHIL 1040 Business Ethics3
BIOL 3030 Evolution and Systematics3WILD 2400 Sporting Firearms and Archery2
 WILD 3500 Outdoor Safety and Liability1
 15 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
ACCT 2810 Fundamentals Of Accounting (m)3MNGT 3100 Principles of Management (m)3
WLEM Restricted Elective3MKTG 3310 Principles of Marketing (m)3
Core Fine Arts3FINC 3810 Foundations of Business Finance (m)3
Core History or Social Science 3WILD 3600 Wildlife Enterprise Field Techniques (Wildlife Enterprise Field Techniques)*3
Core Literature3WLEM Restricted Elective3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
COMM 1000 Public Speaking3WILD 5290 Mammalian Ecology and Management*2
HRMN 3420 Human Resource Management3WILD 4500 Advanced Wildlife Enterprise Management (Advanced Wildlife Enterprise Management)*3
HOSP 4300 Food and Beverage Management3WLEM Restricted Elective3
WILD 5280 Avian Ecology and Management*2WLEM Restricted Elective 3
Core Social Science3Core Social Science3
 WLEM Restricted Elective2
 14 16
Total Hours: 120

1. Student must complete a sequence in either History or Literature

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) 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.  For this reason, students can select any four courses from the following Restrictive Electives.  Students can therefore tailor their elective choices towards Biology, Forestry, Fisheries, or Wildlife.

CodeTitleHours
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
CMJN 3410Introduction to Sports Video Production3
ENFB 3140Essentials of Entrepreneurship3
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
FISH 5735Principles of Marine Aquaculture6
FISH 5745Marine Fisheries Management4
FLNG 1010Elementary Foreign Language4
FLNG 1020Elementary Foreign Language4
FORY 3500Forestry for Small Woodland Owners3
FORY 4230Forest Ecology3
FORY 4440Forest Fire Management3
FORY 5150Forest Health3
FORY 5230Silviculture4
FOWS 4310Ecotourism3
MKTG 4350Services Marketing3
MKTG 4500Digital Marketing3
NATR 2010Environmental Interpretation3
NATR 3310Nature Based Recreation3
NATR 5250Wetland Ecology and Management3