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Concentrations - Wildlife Science and Management

The Wildlife Science and Management concentration is designed to allow students to explore the scientific and applied aspects of wildlife science and management and gain experience in field, laboratory, and analytical methods.  Students enrolled in this curriculum are often active in the University of Maine’s Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society.  This curriculum allows students to meet the requirements for professional certification by The Wildlife Society – download 2012 certification application form here.  In addition to the core curriculum, students must take the following courses:

Required course — 3 credits

  • Communications Elective #2 (in addition to ENG101, CMJ103, Communications elective #1)

Organismal biology course — 3-4 credits

  • BIO 433 Mammalogy (spring, even years)
  • BIO 434 Avian Biology and Ecology (spring, odd years)

Management course — 3-5 credits

  • BIO 327 Applied Entomology (fall)
  • BIO 455 Biological Invasions (spring)
  • ECO 381 Sustainable Development Principles & Policy (spring)
  • ECO 424 Environmental Assessment & Management Techniques (spring)
  • ECO 474 Land Use Planning (spring)
  • EES 324 Environmental Protection Law & Policy (fall)
  • INT 482 Pesticides and the Environment (fall)
  • INT 525 Tropical Deforestation Seminar (fall)
  • PSE 344 Soil and Water Quality: Human Impacts on the Environment (spring)
  • SFR 210 Wildland Fire Management (fall)
  • SFR 228 Forest Recreation Management (fall)
  • SFR 349 Applied Forest Ecology & Silviculture (fall)
  • SFR 408 Silviculture (fall)
  • SFR 409 Silviculture & Ecology Field Lab (fall)
  • SFR 410 Forest Regeneration (spring)
  • SFR 480 Wilderness and Protected Areas Management (fall)
  • SMS 230 Marine Policy and Fisheries Management (fall)
  • SMS 321 Introduction to Fisheries Science (spring)
  • WLE 340 Freshwater Fisheries Ecology & Management (fall)
  • WLE 423 Wetland Ecology & Conservation (fall)
  • WLE 445 Management of Endangered and Threatened Species (spring, odd years)

Science course — 3-4 credits

  • AVS 437 Animal Diseases (spring)
  • BIO 350 Concepts & Applications of Genetics (spring)
  • BIO 354 Animal Behavior (spring)
  • BIO 377/378 Animal Physiology/Lab (fall)
  • BIO 479 Endocrinology (spring)
  • SMS 425 Applied Population Genetics (spring)
  • SMS 485 Comparative Animal Physiology (fall)

Effective May 29, 2012


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