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2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences - BS


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S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources

Department of Watershed Sciences

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  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
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Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link

NOTES:

The highest Math Requirement for this degree is STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI) .

All courses required for the major must be taken on an A-B-C-D-F basis. A grade of C- or better is required for all courses taken in the major department. The grade point average for all courses taught by the Quinney College of Natural Resources must be 2.5 or higher.

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.5 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BIOL 1610: Biology I   3     BIOL 1620: Biology II (BLS)   3    
BIOL 1615: Biology I Laboratory   1     BIOL 1625: Biology II Laboratory   1    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     MATH 1100: Calculus Techniques (QL)   3    
MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4     Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course     3  
WATS 2000: Natural Resources Professional Orientation    1     Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course   3  
Elective 3   WATS 2220: General Ecology    3    
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I   4     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)  3    
CHEM 1215: Chemical Principles Laboratory I   1     CHEM 1220: Principles of Chemistry II (BPS)   4   
GEOG 1800: Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences   3     Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course   3  
STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)   3     WATS 3700: Fundamentals of Watershed Science (CI)   3   
WATS 3100: Fish Diversity and Conservation (DSC/CI)   3     WATS 4930: Advanced GIS and Spatial Analysis    3   
WATS 3110: Fish Diversity Laboratory   1          
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Course   3   Breadth Social Sciences (BSS) Course    3  
WATS 4490: Small Watershed Hydrology (QI)   4     WATS 4650: Principles in Fishery Management    3   
WATS 4500: Limnology: Ecology of Inland Waters   3    WATS 5310: Ecology and Restoration of Wetland and Riparian Plants   3   
WATS 4510: Aquatic Ecology Practicum   3     WATS 5550: Freshwater Invertebrates   3    
WATS 5200: Fish Habitats   2     Directed Elective  3  
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

WATS 5340: Management and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems Capstone I    2    WATS 5350: Management and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems Capstone II    2    
ENVS 4000: Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management (DSS)    3    WATS 4980: Watershed Sciences Departmental Seminar  1   
Directed Elective s  6   Directed Elective s 9  
Electives 3 Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) course  Electives 3  
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Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Required Courses


All courses required for this major must be taken on an A-B-C-D-F basis. A grade of C- or better is required for all WATS courses used to meet requirements for the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences major. The grade point average for all courses taught by the College of Natural Resources must be 2.5 or higher.

Directed Electives


Students must choose a minimum of 22 elective credits to complete the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences degree requirements. The majority of these elective credits must come from courses directly related to the degree program. All elective courses must be approved by the student's faculty advisor before enrollment. The following is a list of recommended courses that could be used to satisfy this requirement.

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