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 the 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. In addition to the core curriculum, students must take the following courses:

Required course — 3 credits

  • Communications Elective Course (in addition to CMJ103, ENG 101, WLE 461)

Organismal biology course — 3-4 credits

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

Management course — 3-5 credits

  • BIO 327 Applied Entomology (fall)
  • BIO 455 Biological Invasions (variable)
  • ECO 381 Sustainable Science, Policy, and Action (variable)
  • EES 324 Environmental Protection Law & Policy (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 457 Tree Pests and Disease (spring)
  • SFR 480 Wilderness and Protected Areas Management (spring, odd years)
  • SMS 230 Marine Policy and Fisheries Management (fall)
  • SMS 321 Introduction to Fisheries Science (spring)
  • WLE 340 Freshwater Fisheries Ecology & Management (fall, odd years)
  • WLE 423 Wetland Ecology & Conservation (fall)
  • WLE 479 Wildlife Conservation in a Changing World (Spring, odd years)

Science course — 3-4 credits

  • AVS 437 Animal Diseases (spring)
  • BIO 350 Concepts & Applications of Genetics (fall, spring)
  • BIO 354 Animal Behavior (spring)
  • BIO 377 Medical Physiology (spring, summer) and BIO 378 Medical Physiology Lab (fall)
  • BIO 479 Endocrinology (spring, even years)
  • SMS 425 Applied Population Genetics (spring, even years)