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2020-2021 General Catalog 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog

Wildlife Ecology and Management - BS


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

Department of Wildland Resources

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  • For more information about Wildlife Ecology and Management, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor for help with semester by semester planning, connections to co-curricular experiences, understanding of USU policies, and accessing USU resources. A faculty advisor will be appointed for each wildlife student (contact the academic advisor in the Academic Services Center for more information). Current students should also meet with a faculty advisor for career and graduate school information.
  • Current students can log on to Degree Works  to check student-specific program progress.

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 (30 credits)

 Fall Semester (14 credits)

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Spring Semester (16 credits)

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BIOL 1610: Biology I /BIOL 1615: Biology I Laboratory   3 /1     BIOL 1620: Biology II (BLS) /BIOL 1625: Biology II Laboratory    3 /1    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4    
Breadth Social Sciences (BSS) Course    3     WATS 2220: General Ecology   3    
WILD 2000: Natural Resources Professional Orientation  or ENVS 2000: Natural Resources Professional Orientation  or WATS 2000: Natural Resources Professional Orientation   1  or 1  or 1     Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course   3  
Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course   3   Elective 2  
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Second Year (30-31 credits)

 Fall Semester (16 credits)

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Spring Semester (14-15 credits)

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I (BPS)  or CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I   4  or 4     CHEM 1120: General Chemistry II (BPS)  or CHEM 1220: Principles of Chemistry II (BPS)   4  or 4    
ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     CHEM 1125: General Chemistry II Laboratory  or CHEM 1215: Chemical Principles Laboratory I   1  or 1    
MATH 1100: Calculus Techniques (QL)   3     STAT 2000: Statistical Methods (QI)  or STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)   4  or 3   STAT 3000  is recommended
WILD 2400: Wildland Resource Techniques   3     WILD 1800: Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences  or GEOG 1800: Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences   3  or 3    
Electives 3   Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course   3  
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Third Year (30 credits)

 Fall Semester (15 credits)

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Spring Semester (15 credits)
 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

WILD 5580: Mammalogy   3     WILD 3300: Management Aspects of Wildlife Behavior   3    
PSC 3000: Fundamentals of Soil Science   4     WILD 3810: Plant and Animal Populations   3    
WILD 3800: Wildland Plants and Ecosystems   4     WILD 3850: Vegetation and Habitat Management   3    
Electives 4   WILD 4600: Conservation Biology   3    
      Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)  and Communications Intensive (CI)  Course (must meet both criteria) 3 HIST 3950  is recommended
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Fourth Year (30 credits)

 Fall Semester (16 credits)

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Spring Semester (14 credits)

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Communications Intensive (CI) Course   3   BIOL 5560: Ornithology  or BIOL 5570: Herpetology  or WILD 5560: Applied Avian Ecology  or WATS 3100: Fish Diversity and Conservation (DSC/CI)  or WATS 4650: Principles in Fishery Management   3  or 3  or 3  or 3  or 3    
WILD 3820: Forest Plants: Identification, Biology, and Function  or WILD 3830: Range Plant Taxonomy and Function   3  or 3   Recommended to take both WILD 4500: Principles of Wildlife Management   3    
WILD 4750: Monitoring and Assessment in Natural Resource and Environmental Management   4     WILD 4880: Genetics in Conservation and Management   3    
ENVS 4000: Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management (DSS)  or SOC 4620: Sociology of the Environment and Natural Resources (DSS)  or SOC 3610: Rural People and Places (DSS)  or APEC 3012: Introduction to Natural Resource and Regional Economics (DSS)   3  or 3  or 3  or 3     Electives 5  
Electives 3        
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Wildlife Ecology and Management Required Courses


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.

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