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Agricultural Sciences

(Archive) Wildlife and Fisheries Science (W F S)

ARCHIVED FILE
Begin Date: Summer Session 1996
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Wildlife and Fisheries Science (W F S) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR KIM C. STEINER, Program Coordinator

This major provides an integrated program of study for undergraduate students primarily interested in conservation and management of wildlife species and their environments. Graduates may pursue graduate-level training in wildlife and fisheries sciences, or careers in wildlife and fisheries management, research, information, and education.

Flexibility in course selection permits students to plan their programs according to specific interests and future career goals. Course work fulfills the educational requirements established by The Wildlife Society and the Federal Office of Personnel Management for employment in wildlife biology, research, extension, and management. Program course work also provides an excellent foundation for graduate study.

For the B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, a minimum of 130 credits is required.

WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES SCIENCE MINOR: Students must take W F S 309(3) and 430(3); select minimum of 5 credits from W F S 407(3), 408(3), and 452(2); select a minimum of 8 credits from W F S 409(2), 410(3), 422(3), 424(2), 446(3), 447W(3), 453(2), and 463(3); for a minimum total of 19 credits.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(21 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 3 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 102 credits
(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (53 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4), 111 GQ(2) (Sem: 1-2)
BIOL 110 GN(4), 220W GN(4), 240W GN(4), CHEM 012 GN(3), 014 GN(1), 034(3), PHYS 215 GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
CMPSC 101 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 3-6)
W F S 309(3)[1], 408(3)[1], 409(2)[1], 447W(3)[1], 452(2)[1], 453(2) (Sem: 5-6)
W F S 446(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (31-35 credits)
ECON 004 GS(3) or 014 GS (3) (Sem: 3-4)
STAT 250 GQ(3) or 301 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)
BIOL 414(3) or FOR 203(3) (Sem: 5-6)
BIOL 222(3) or 230W GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
FOR 350(3) or STAT 460(3) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits from AG ED 440(3), ENGL 416(3), 418(3), or SPCOM 312(3) (Sem: 5-6)
SOILS 101(3) or GEOSC 020 GN (3) (Sem: 5-8)
BIOL 141 GN(3), 142(1); or AN SC 001(4), BIOL 446(3), or 472(3) (Sem: 5-8)
FOR 308(3) or 3 credits in plant biology or related plant sciences (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from FOR 240(3), 421(3), or other FOR course with department approval (Sem: 5-8)
Select 2-3 credits from BIOL 435(3), 454(2), W F S 407(3), 410(3), 422(3), 424(2), or 463(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (14-18 credits)
Select 6 credits in natural resource economics, policy, planning, law, or administration (Sem: 5-8)
Select 8-12 credits in consultation with adviser to reflect the student's professional interest (Students may apply 3 credits of ROTC.) (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.


The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1996

Blue Sheet Item #: 24-03-001

Review Date: 6/7/99 (General Education Update)

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