BS in Natural Resource Science and Management with Emphasis in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
Degree Program Description
The Natural Resource Science and Management degree with an emphasis in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences has a strong focus on taxonomy and adds additional required courses on research and management techniques. Students with degrees in Natural Resource Science and Management with an emphasis in Fisheries and Wildlife work as conservation biologists, ecologists, fisheries biologists, ornithologists, and wildlife biologists.
Major Program Requirements
In addition to completing major program requirements, students must complete the following additional requirements:
|Emphasis Core Requirements|
|F_W 1100||Introductory Zoology with Laboratory||5|
|F_W 2500||Introduction to Genetics and Evolution for Conservation||3-4|
|or BIO_SC 2200||General Genetics|
|F_W 2900||Principles of Wildlife Management||4|
|F_W 4300||Fisheries Management||3|
|F_W 4400||Techniques for Fisheries Management and Conservation||3-4|
|or F_W 4700||Wildlife Ecology Methods|
|or ENV_SC 4300||Methods in Lake Ecology|
|F_W 4500||Animal Population Dynamics and Management||3|
|Outdoor Recreation Consortium|
|Water Quality and Natural Resources Management|
or FOREST 4390
|Watershed Management and Water Quality|
|Ecology of Fishes|
|Stream Ecology and Hydrology|
|Urban Wildlife Conservation|
|Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Conservation|
|Wildlife Disease Ecology|
|Waterfowl Ecology and Management|
|Zoology Courses (Choose 3 courses, with no more than 5 credits from BIO_SC)||12|
& PLNT_S 3715
Below is a sample semester plan for the Fisheries and Wildlife Emphasis Area. Please consult with your advisor prior to registering for courses.
|BIO_SC 1200||5||F_W 1100||5|
|ENGLSH 1000||3||Humanities & Fine Arts||3|
|NAT_R 1070||3||MATH 1100||3|
|ATM_SC 1050||3||ABM 1041||3|
|F_W 2900||4||SOIL 2100||3|
|FOREST 4320||5||F_W 2500||3|
|Missouri State Law Requirement||3||ABM 2123||3|
|NAT_R 4110||4||NAT_R 2325||3|
|FOREST 2151||4||F_W 3600||3||F_W 4940||3|
|SOIL 2106||2||PRST 3231||3|
|Behavioral or Social Science||3||Zoology Course||4|
|MATH 1400||3||Professional Elective||3|
|ENV_SC 4300||4||Humanities & Fine Arts||3|
|F_W 4500||3||NAT_R 4353||3|
|F_W 4300||3||F_W 4650||4|
|Professional Elective||3||Zoology Course||4|
|Zoology Course||5||Professional Elective||4|
|Total Credits: 124|
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Major and Career Exploration
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