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. The degree addresses the science, art, and craft of creating, managing, using, conserving, and repairing natural and human-dominated ecosystems, in a sustainable manner, to meet desired societal goals. The degree has elements that belong to the biological, physical, social, political and managerial sciences that are applied to conserving plant and animal species in forests, grasslands, rivers and streams, and urban areas. The degree also develops students' skills in working with diverse groups of people. 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.
Emphasis Area Requirement
In addition to completing major program requirements, students must complete the following additional requirements (44 credit hours):
|F_W 1100||Introductory Zoology with Laboratory||5|
|F_W 2500||Introduction to Genetics and Evolution for Conservation||3|
|or BIO_SC 2200||General Genetics|
|F_W 4500||Animal Population Dynamics and Management||3|
|F_W 2900||Principles of Wildlife Management||4|
|F_W 4300||Fisheries Management||3|
|F_W 4400||Techniques for Fisheries Management and Conservation||4|
|or F_W 4700||Wildlife Research and Management Evaluation Methods|
|Choose from group:||10-12|
|NAT_R 2080||Outdoor Recreation Consortium||2|
|F_W 3700||Animal Behavior||3|
|F_W 3400||Water Quality and Natural Resource Management||3|
|or FOREST 4390||Watershed Management and Water Quality|
|F_W 3900||Ecology of Fishes||3|
|F_W 4200||Urban Wildlife Conservation||3|
|F_W 4220||Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Conservation||3|
|F_W 4600||Ecosystem Management||4|
|F_W 4800||Environmental Toxicology||3|
|F_W 4810||Wildlife Disease Ecology||3|
|F_W 4880||Waterfowl Ecology and Management||3|
|Choose three courses from group with no more than 5 credits from BIO_SC:||12-13|
& BIO_SC 3715
and Insect Diversity
|BIO_SC 3260||Invertebrate Zoology||4|
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||ATM_SC 1050||3|
|ENGLSH 1000||3||Humanities Elective #1||3|
|MATH 1100||3||CHEM 1320||4|
|NAT_R 1070||3||F_W 1100||5|
|AG_EC 1041||3||F_W 3000-level Zoology course #1||4|
|F_W 2900||4||STAT 1400||3|
|Humanities Elective #2||3||SOIL 2100||3|
|MATH 1400||3||NAT_R 4325||3|
|MO State Government Requirement||3||F_W 2500||3|
|BIO_SC 3650||5||F_W 3600||3|
|NAT_R 3110||3||P_R_TR 3231||3|
|F_W 4300||3||F_W 3000-level Zoology course #2||4|
|FOREST 2151||4||F_W Professional Elective||3|
|F_W 4400 or 4700||4||NAT_R 4353||3|
|F_W 4500||3||F_W 3000-level Zoology course #3||4|
|Social Science Elective||3||F_W Professional Elective||3|
|F_W Professional Elective||4||undefined|
|Humanities Elective #3||3|
|Total Credits: 122|
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