Curriculum for B.S. Degree in Wildlife Ecology

Courses are arranged in the recommended sequence. Download as a PDF.

A complete overview of the Wildlife Ecology degree requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

First Year – First Semester

BIO 100 – Basic Biology Credits: 4
ENG 101 – College Composition Credits: 3
MAT 116 – Introduction to Calculus Credits: 3
  Or
MAT 122 – Pre-Calculus Credits: 4
  Or
MAT 126 – Calculus I Credits: 3
WLE 100 – Introduction to Wildlife Resources Credits: 1
General Education Requirement not satisfied by the core curriculum Credits: 3

First Year – Second Semester

BIO 200 – Biology of Organisms Credits: 4
CMJ 103 – Public Speaking Credits: 3
  Or
CMJ 107 – Communication and the Environment Credits: 3
ECO 120 – Principles of Microeconomics Credits: 3
WLE 150 – Wildlife Field Trip Credits: 1
General Education Requirement not satisfied by the core curriculum Credits: 3

Second Year – Second Semester

BIO 329 – Vertebrate Biology Credits: 3
BIO 331 – Vertebrate Biology Laboratory Credits: 1
CHY 121/123 – General Chemistry I and Lab Credits: 4
  Or
PHY 111 – General Physics I Credits: 4
WLE 200 – Ecology Credits: 3
WLE 201 – Ecology Laboratory Credits: 3

Second Year – Second Semester

CHY 121/123 – General Chemistry I and Lab Credits: 4
Or
CHY 122/124 – General Chemistry II and Lab Credits: 4
EES 140 – Soil Science Credits: 3
  Or
ERS 101 – Introduction to Geology Credits: 4
  Or
ERS 102 – Environmental Geology Credits: 4
WLE 220 – Introduction to Ecological Statistics Credits: 4
General Education Requirement not satisfied by the core curriculum Credits: 3

May Term

WLE 250 – Wildlife Field Survey Credits: 3

Third Year – First Semester

BIO 326 – General Entomology Credits: 4
  Or
BIO 353 – Invertebrate Zoology Credits: 4
BIO 464 – Taxonomy of Vascular Plants Credits: 4
WLE 461 – Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation Credits: 3
Aquatic Ecology Elective Credits: 3

Third Year – Second Semester

Students majoring in WLE are required to take ECO 377 or EES 351. A student wanting to take EES 351 would do so in this semester.

BIO 350 – Concepts and Applications of Genetics Credits: 3
  Or
BIO 365 – Fundamentals of Evolution Credits: 3
ECO 377 – Environmental Economics and Policy Credits: 3
Or
EES 351 – Energy, Wealth, and Power: a Biophysical Systems view of Nature and Society Credits: 3
SFR 400 – Applied Geographic Information Systems Credits: 4
WLE 470 – Wildlife Policy and Administration Credits: 3
Concentration Requirement (If not enrolling in EES 351) Credits: 3-4

 

Fourth Year – First Semester

Students majoring in WLE are required to take ECO 377 or EES 351. If you did not take EES 351 you must take ECO 377.

ECO 377 – Environmental Economics and Policy Credits: 3
SFR 349 – Applied Forest Ecology and Silviculture Credits: 4
  Or
WLE 423 – Wetland Ecology and Conservation Credits: 4
WLE 410/411 – Wildlife Population Dynamics and Conservation and Lab Credits: 4
Concentration Requirement Credits: 3-4
Concentration Requirement Credits: 3-4
Concentration Requirement (If not enrolling in ECO 377) Credits: 3-4

Fourth Year – Second Semester

WLE 450 – Wildlife-Habitat Relationships Credits: 3
WLE 455 – Wildlife-Habitat Evaluation Credits: 2
  Or
WLE 457 – Ecology and Management of Game Birds Credits: 3
  Or
HON 499 – Honors Thesis Credits: 3
  Or
WLE 490 – Special Problems Credits: Ar
Concentration Requirement Credits: 3-4
Concentration Requirement or General Education Requirement not satisfied by the core curriculum Credits: 3-4