Wildlife Ecology Curriculum

Suggested Curriculum for B.S. Degree in Wildlife Ecology

Total Credit Hours: 121
Courses are arranged in the recommended sequence. Download as a PDF.

First Year – Fall First Semester
4 cr BIO 100 Basic Biology/Lab (C-)
3 cr ENG 101 College Composition
4 cr MAT 116 or MAT 122  or
MAT 126
Introduction to Calculus (C) or
Pre-Calculus (C)  or
Calculus (C-)
1 cr WLE 100 Introduction to Wildlife Resources
3 cr  _________ General Education Elective
15
 First Year – Spring Semester
4 cr BIO 200 Biology of Organisms/Lab (C-)
3 cr CMJ 103  or
CMJ 107
Fundamentals of Public Communications  or  Communication and the Environment (fall)
3 cr ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics (C-)
1 cr WLE 150 Foundations of Wildlife Management
3 cr _________ General Education Elective
14
 Sophomore Year – Fall Semester
4 cr BIO 329/331 Vertebrate Biology/Lab
4 cr CHY 121
/123 or
PHY 111
Introduction to Chemistry/Lab  or
General Physics I/ Lab
3 cr WLE 200 Ecology (C-)
3 cr WLE 201 Ecology Laboratory (C-)
14
 Sophomore Year – Spring Semester
4 cr CHY 121/123 or
CHY 122/124
Introduction to Chemistry/Lab  or
Molecular Basis of Chemical Change/Lab
3 cr EES 140  or
ERS 101  or
ERS 102
Soil Science  or
Introduction to Geology  or
Environmental Geology of Maine
4 cr WLE 220 Introduction to Ecological Statistics/Lab (C-)
3 cr  _________ General Education Elective
14
May Term
3 cr WLE 250 Wildlife Field Survey
3
 Junior Year – Fall Semester
4 cr BIO 326  or
BIO 353
General Entomology/ Lab or
Invertebrate Zoology/Lab
4 cr BIO 464 Taxonomy of Vascular Plants/Lab
4 cr WLE 461 Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation
3 cr  _________ Aquatic Ecology Elective*
15
 Junior Year – Spring Semester
3 cr BIO 365  or
BIO 350
Evolution  or
Concepts & Applications of Genetics
3 cr EES 351  or
ECO 377  or
_________
Biophysical Systems  or
Introduction to Natural Resource Economics & Policy  or
Elective
4 cr SFR 400 Applied Geographical Info. Systems/Lab
3 cr WLE 470 Wildlife Policy & Administration
3 cr  _________ Concentration Requirement
16
 Senior Year – Fall Semester
3 cr ECO 377  or
EES 351
Introduction to Natural Resource Economics & Policy  or
Biophysical Systems
4 cr SFR 349  or
WLE 423
Applied Forest Ecology & Silviculture  or
Wetland Ecology & Conservation
4 cr WLE 410/411 Wildlife Population Dynamic & Conservation/ Lab
3 cr  _________ Concentration Requirement
3 cr  _________ Concentration Requirement
14-17
 Senior Year – Spring Semester
3 cr WLE 450 Wildlife Habitat Relationships
2 cr WLE 455 Wildlife Habitat Evaluation
3 cr  _________ Concentration Requirements
3 cr  _________ Concentration Requirements
3 cr  _________ General Education Requirement
1-2 cr  _________ Elective
 14-16
* Aquatic Ecology Elective: Students can choose one of the following courses: BIO 430, BIO 447, BIO 463, BIO 468, SMS 302, SMS 321, SMS 322, WLE 340, WLE 423.