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Change Undergraduate Major
Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences - BS, HBS

Status: Approved (Previous Version)

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1. Review - College Approver - Agricultural Sciences

Approved by Penelope Diebel Assistant Dean / College of Ag Admin, April 26, 2019 2:25pm

Comments

Penelope Diebel (College Approver - Agricultural Sciences) April 26, 2019 2:25pm
The College of Agricultural Sciences supports the proposed changes, which includes removing the listing of specific Bacc Core courses as Required courses for the major, such as WR121. Those courses will now appear within the lists of Bacc Core choices.

2. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Sent Back by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, April 29, 2019 1:46pm

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) April 29, 2019 1:46pm
SUMMARY: In the Requirements block of your proposal please:
1) remove all references to the BCC initials in your course list. See Help button for additional information.
2) Remove all terminated courses. This list should be accurate to what is required now of the student.

Please note the Catalog Year policy for submission deadlines.  Here is the policy for your convenience http://apa.oregonstate.edu/pop/catalog-year

3. Originator Response

Nancy Allen Head Advisor / Fisheries and Wildlife, April 29, 2019 2:26pm

4. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, May 1, 2019 8:37am

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) May 1, 2019 8:37am
SUMMARY: This CHANGE proposal seeks to update the Undergraduate Major requirements.
 
CIP 030101 has been added to the proposal.
 
All Components are met per the Faculty Senate Curriculum Council guidelines.

Please note the Catalog Year policy for submission deadlines.  Here is the policy for your convenience http://apa.oregonstate.edu/pop/catalog-year

5. Review - Graduate Council Chair

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, May 1, 2019 8:37am

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Graduate Council Chair) May 1, 2019 8:37am
CPS GLITCH.  REVIEW - NOT NECESSARY:
This proposal is being pushed.  It does not require Grad Council review.
 
Ok - per Lisa Ganio

6. Review - CC Rep - Ag Science

Approved by Jeffrey Reimer Associate Professor / Applied Economics, May 1, 2019 2:14pm

7. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Approved by Carol Mc Kiel Instructor / College of Education, May 17, 2019 5:44pm

8. Review - Academic Programs

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, May 21, 2019 2:19pm

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Academic Programs) May 21, 2019 2:19pm
All Components are met per the Faculty Senate Curriculum Council guidelines.

9. Review - Catalog Coordinator

Approved by Belinda Sykes Catalog & Curriculum Coord. / Office of the Registrar, May 30, 2019 10:31am

Comments

Belinda Sykes (Catalog Coordinator) May 30, 2019 10:31am
An exception is being made to the Catalog Year Policy to allow these changes to be effective in Summer 2019 (202000). The changes are not drastic and will give students more flexibility. In addition, the 19-20 Catalog is not live yet.

Proposal

Proposal ID: 106601
Type: Change Major/Option/Minor/Certificate
Submission Date: April 29, 2019 2:26pm
Approval Date: May 30, 2019 10:31am
Effective Term: Summer 2019
Justification:
We are making a few minor changes to our curriculum.

Removing WR 121 since all students have to take it.

Removing the speech req since all students have to take it and we have FW 289 now which requires speeches.

Moving FW 474 Early Life History of Fishes out of Behavior category and moving to Species Conservation Management category because it is more appropriate.

Adding a new course FW 391 Ridge to Reef: Sustainable Resource Management in Palau (CGI) – Still pending approval. Should be added to Human Dimensions/Other category.

Adding PPOL to human dimensions list - law category.

FW 465 – Marine Fisheries. Removing due to instructor retiring.

Herpetology – IB is changing Z 473 to be 4 credits and dropping Z474.
Comments: None

History

Active Version - Submitted April 29, 2019 2:26pm
Version 1 - Submitted April 8, 2019 11:09am

Originators

Name Title Department/School
Nancy Allen Head Advisor Fisheries and Wildlife

Contacts

No contacts

Liaisons

Liaison Status Required
Jennifer Alix-Garcia - Department Head / Applied Economics
No objections.
(Responded on Mar 22, 2019)
Responded Yes
John Bailey - Professor / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt
No concerns
(Responded on Mar 22, 2019)
Responded Yes
Marita Barth - Instructor / Chemistry
No concerns
(Responded on Apr 2, 2019)
Responded Yes
Susan Bernardin - Director - SLCS / Liberal Arts Admin
Expired Yes
David Bernell - Associate Professor / School of Public Policy
Approve.
(Responded on Mar 23, 2019)
Responded Yes
Peter Betjemann - Director-SWLF / Liberal Arts Admin
Expired Yes
William Bogley - Department Head / Mathematics
No problems here.
(Responded on Mar 22, 2019)
Responded Yes
William Braunworth Jr - Department Head / Horticulture
recommend approval
(Responded on Mar 22, 2019)
Responded Yes
Lori Cramer - Associate Professor / Sociology Department
No objections. May want to add SOC381 - Social Dimensions of Sustainability to Human Dimensions electives.
(Responded on Mar 22, 2019)
Responded Yes
Penelope Diebel - Assistant Dean / College of Ag Admin
Expired Yes
Katherine Kelly Donegan - Instructor / Horticulture
No concerns.
(Responded on Mar 22, 2019)
Responded Yes
Bruce Dugger - Associate Professor / Fisheries and Wildlife
FW approves
(Responded on Mar 22, 2019)
Responded Yes
Kevin Gable - Professor / Chemistry
Expired Yes
Lisa Ganio - Department Head / Statistics (Science)
Expired Yes
Lee Ann Garrison - Director-Sch of Arts & Comm / Liberal Arts Admin
The way the proposal is written is confusing regarding the Bacc Core requirements. As long as the OSU Bacc Core are in place, then I have no concerns.
(Responded on Mar 28, 2019)
Responded Yes
Troy Hall - Department Head / Forest Ecosyst & Society
Expired Yes
Anita Helle - Professor / Sch of Wrtg Lit & Film
Expired Yes
Norman Hord - School Head / Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm
I support.
(Responded on Mar 22, 2019)
Responded Yes
James Johnson - Assoc Dean-Outreach and Engag / College of Forestry Adm
Approved
(Responded on Mar 22, 2019)
Responded Yes
Andy Karplus - Department Head / Biochem / Biophysics
No concerns
(Responded on Mar 22, 2019)
Responded Yes
Nicole Kent - Mgr-Undergrad Curricula/Advis / College of Forestry Adm
no concerns.
(Responded on Mar 22, 2019)
Responded Yes
John Killefer - Department Head / Animal & Rnglnd Sciences
Expired Yes
Eric Kirby - Assoc Dean-Academic Programs / Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci
no concerns
(Responded on Mar 22, 2019)
Responded Yes
Jeffrey Kollath - Senior Instructor I / Statistics (Science)
Expired Yes
Denise Lach - Director / Sociology Department
Expired Yes
Ben Leshchinsky - Assistant Professor / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt
Expired Yes
Robert Mason - Administrator 2-Assoc Dpt Head / Integrative Biology
Integrative Biology has no objections.
(Responded on Apr 4, 2019)
Responded Yes
Ricardo Mata Gonzalez - Associate Professor / Animal & Rnglnd Sciences
No objection.
(Responded on Mar 22, 2019)
Responded Yes
Terina Mc Lachlain - Mgr-Nat Res Prog/Advisor-Acad / Forest Ecosyst & Society
Natural Resources supports this proposal.
(Responded on Mar 25, 2019)
Responded Yes
Brock Mc Leod - Coord-UndergradSucces&Engagmnt / Integrative Biology
No objections.
(Responded on Apr 3, 2019)
Responded Yes
David McIntyre - Associate Professor / Physics
no concerns
(Responded on Apr 1, 2019)
Responded Yes
Jay Noller - Department Head / Crop and Soil Science
Expired Yes
Tjodie Richardson - Head Advisor / Applied Economics
No objections.
(Responded on Mar 25, 2019)
Responded Yes
David Roundy - Associate Professor / Physics
no problem
(Responded on Mar 22, 2019)
Responded Yes
Heidi Schellman - Department Head / Physics
Expired Yes
Elizabeth Schroeder - Associate Professor / Economics Department
No objections.
(Responded on Mar 22, 2019)
Responded Yes
Joseph Spatafora - Distinguished Professor / Ag Botany / Plant Path
Expired Yes
Brent Steel - Professor / Political Science Dept
No objections.
(Responded on Mar 22, 2019)
Responded Yes
Andrew Valls - Interim Director / Liberal Arts Admin
Expired Yes
Jonathan Velez - Assistant Professor / General Agriculture
Expired Yes
J Nicole von Germeten - Director-SHPR / Liberal Arts Admin
Approve.
(Responded on Mar 25, 2019)
Responded Yes
Virginia Weis - Professor / Integrative Biology
Expired Yes
Tara Williams - Associate Dean / Univ Honors College
No concerns from the HC.
(Responded on Mar 22, 2019)
Responded Yes
Erika Wolters - Coord-OPAL/Poli.Sci. E-campus / School of Public Policy
No objections.
(Responded on Mar 22, 2019)
Responded Yes
Lan Xue - Associate Professor / Statistics (Science)
Expired Yes

Program Information

Program Title: Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences - BS, HBS 
CIP Code: 030101
College/Department or College/School: College of Agricultural Sciences / Fisheries and Wildlife 

Program Type: Undergraduate Major 
Description: Updated 

Also available via Ecampus.

 

The undergraduate curriculum for the Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences BS degree (180 credits) is composed of core courses as well as specializations of 24 credits. The core represents the educational foundation of fish and wildlife conservation, and the specializations provide students with an opportunity to build their curriculum to meet specific goals. Working with faculty in formal and informal settings, students are encouraged to become engaged in designing their own education. The core courses required of all students seeking the BS degree are listed below.

For further information, see the Fisheries and Wildlife website at http://fw.oregonstate.edu/.

Also available via Ecampus.

 

The undergraduate curriculum for the Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences BS degree (180 credits) is composed of core courses as well as specializations of 24 credits. The core represents the educational foundation of fish and wildlife conservation, and the specializations provide students with an opportunity to build their curriculum to meet specific goals. Working with faculty in formal and informal settings, students are encouraged to become engaged in designing their own education. The core courses required of all students seeking the BS degree are listed below.

For further information, see the Fisheries and Wildlife website at http://fw.oregonstate.edu/.

Also available via Ecampus.

 

The undergraduate curriculum for the Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences BS degree (180 credits) is composed of core courses as well as specializations of 24 credits. The core represents the educational foundation of fish and wildlife conservation, and the specializations provide students with an opportunity to build their curriculum to meet specific goals. Working with faculty in formal and informal settings, students are encouraged to become engaged in designing their own education. The core courses required of all students seeking the BS degree are listed below.

For further information, see the Fisheries and Wildlife website at http://fw.oregonstate.edu/.

Requirements: Updated 


Specializations

Through the specialization, undergraduate students are encouraged to become engaged in designing their own education. Students work with faculty in formal and informal settings to define career and life goals and then develop a course of study to achieve those goals. Specialization plans should be developed during the junior year and will be presented to the faculty for review and comment. Specializations must contain at least 24 credits and must be upper division with four lower-division credits allowed. No courses included may be taken for a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grade. A maximum of two courses may be completed prior to approval of the specialization. Additional upper-division credits taken prior to approval of the specialization may be allowed through petition to advisor. Double counting (when credit is given twice for a course) is not permitted between the specialization and other university or departmental course work except in the following circumstances:

  1. The writing intensive courses (WIC) may double count with the OSU Baccalaureate Core requirements;
  2. Students completing their first BS degree may apply 12 credits from the minor towards the specialization (requires approval by advisor in minor department and FW advisor);
  3. Postbaccalaureate students who are completing their second degree may use a maximum of 12 credits from their first degree towards their specialization (approved by FW advisor).

Specializations are given titles to reflect their content, but titles must not substantially duplicate titles of existing degree programs. Examples of specializations include forest wildlife management, stream ecology, fish and wildlife law enforcement, marine fisheries, aquaculture, avian conservation and management, conservation education and extension, fisheries business, human dimensions of resource management, conservation biology, and many others. Specializations may include typical on-campus courses, special field courses (when college credit is earned), a full term of course work at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon, or one or more terms of international exchange. A maximum of 12 credits in any combination of FW 401 Research and FW 410 International Internship can be used towards the specialization. Combined with required internships and a capstone course, fisheries and wildlife sciences graduates will be well-prepared to begin professional careers in fish and wildlife conservation, or to continue their education in graduate school. For those students unsure of their professional goals or seeking diversity in course work, a broad specialization may be declared.

Specialization guidelines may be viewed at http://fw.oregonstate.edu/department-fisheries-and-wildlife/undergraduate/curricula-course-offerings.

Internships

One of the best avenues to a permanent job in fisheries and wildlife is through a strong internship and temporary employment or volunteer positions. Students are required to complete a minimum of two internships or other approved alternative experiences (one of each type) for their degree. There are two types of internships: exploratory (1–2 credits) and intensive (3–6 credits). Students are encouraged to start gaining professional experience by volunteering or interning with a natural resource agency as early as possible, and no later than their junior year. This requirement is listed as FW 410, Internship (2 required) (4–6), under the Fisheries and Wildlife Core below.

Baccalaureate Core


Skills Courses (16 credits)


Fitness
HHS 231 *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
HHS 241 *Lifetime Fitness (1)
  or approved Physical Activity Course (PAC)

Mathematics
Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Core.

Speech
Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Communications.

Writing I
Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Communications.

Writing II
Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Communications.

Perspective Courses (24 credits)

No more than two courses (or lecture/lab combinations) from any one department may be used by a student to satisfy the Perspectives category of the core. Please reference the baccalaureate core catalog for further clarification: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx.

Biological Science (Lecture/Lab)
Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Core

Cultural Diversity (CD)

Literature and the Arts (LA)

Physical Science (Lecture/Lab or Lab)
Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Physical and Earth Sciences section

Social Processes and Institutions (SPI)

Western Culture (WC)

Difference, Power, and Discrimination Courses (DPD) (3 credits)

Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Human Dimensions section

Synthesis Courses (6 credits)

The two courses used to fulfill the Synthesis requirement may not be in the same department.

Contemporary Global Issues (CGI)

Science, Technology, and Society (STS)

Writing Intensive Course (WIC) (3–4 credits)

Select one course from below:
FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW 439. ^Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management (3)
FW 454. ^Fishery Biology (4)
FW 497. ^Aquaculture (3)

Communications (9 credits)

WR 222. *English Composition (3)
  or HC 199. *Honors Writing–Science (3)
  or WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)
  or WR 362. *Science Writing (3)

Fisheries and Wildlife Core (69–71 credits)

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
   or BI 204, BI 205, BI 206. *Introductory Biology I, II, III (4,4,4)
BI 370. Ecology (3)
CH 121. General Chemistry (5) and CH 122, CH 123. *General Chemistry (5,5)
   or CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4) and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)
FW 107. Orientation to Fisheries and Wildlife (1)
FW 209. Career Skills in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences (1)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 255. Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife (3)
FW 289. Communication Skills for Fisheries and Wildlife Professionals (4)
FW 307. Specialization Development (1)
FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4)
FW 321. Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology (3)
FW 410. Internship (2 required) (4–6)
FW 488. Problem Solving in Fisheries and Wildlife Science (3)
MTH 227. *Calculus and Probability for the Life Sciences I (4)
  or MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
  or MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences (4)
  or MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
ST 351, ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4,4)

Vertebrate Biology (7–11 credits)

Select one of the following (3–4 credits):
FW 302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4)
FW 311. Ornithology (3)
FW 315. Ichthyology (3)
FW 317. Mammalogy (3)
FW 331. Ecology of Marine and Estuarine Birds (4)
Z 473. Herpetology (4)

Select one of the following (2–3 credits):
FW 312. Systematics of Birds (2)
FW 316. Systematics of Fishes (3)
FW 318. Systematics of Mammals (2)

Select one additional course from the preceding two lists (2–4 credits)

Advanced Core (18–26 credits)

Choose one course from each of the following categories, and one additional course from any category. ^WIC courses may double count.

Genetics and Evolution, select one from below (3–4 credits):
ANS 378. Animal Genetics (4)
BI 311. Genetics (4)
BI 345. *Introduction to Evolution (3)
FW 370. Conservation Genetics (4)
PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3)

Behavior and Physiology, select one from below (3–4 credits):
ANS 311. Principles of Animal Nutrition (3)
ANS 314. Animal Physiology (4)
FW 469. Methods in Physiology and Behavior of Marine Megafauna (3)
FW 471. Environmental Physiology of Fishes (4)
FW 475. Wildlife Behavior (4)
FW 476. Fish Physiology (4)
Z 350. Animal Behavior (3)
Z 423. Environmental Physiology (3)
Z 431. Vertebrate Physiology I (4)
Z 432. Vertebrate Physiology II (3)

Habitats and Ecosystems, select one from below (3–5 credits):
BI 351. Marine Ecology (3)
FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)
FES 342. Forest Types of the Northwest (3)
FES 440. Wildlife Fire Ecology (3)
FW 345. *Global Change Biology (3) 
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5)
FW 434. Estuarine Ecology (4)
   or OC 434. Estuarine Ecology (4)
FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
   or FES 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
   or FES 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FW 456. Limnology (5)
FW 462. Ecosystem Services (3)
FW 467. Antarctic Science and Conservation (4)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)

Species Conservation and Management, select one from below (3–4 credits):
FW 419. The Natural History of Whales and Whaling (3)
FW 421. Aquatic Biological Invasions (4) or BI 421 Aquatic Biological Invasions (4)
FW 427. Principles of Wildlife Diseases (4)
FW 451. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW 454. ^Fishery Biology (4)
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 464. Marine Conservation Biology (3)FW 473. Fish Ecology (4)
FW 474. Early Life History of Fishes (4)FW 481. Wildlife Ecology (3)
FW 491. Fish Diseases in Conservation Biology and Aquaculture (3)
   or MB 491. Fish Diseases in Conservation Biology and Aquaculture (3)

Botany, select one from below (3–4 credits):
BOT 313. Plant Structure (4)
BOT 321. Plant Systematics (4)
BOT 323. ^Flowering Plants of the World (3)
BOT 331. Plant Physiology (4)
BOT 341. Plant Ecology (4)
BOT 416. Aquatic Botany (4)
BOT 440. Field Methods in Plant Ecology (4)
BOT 442. Plant Population Ecology (3)
BOT 488. Environmental Physiology of Plants (3)
RNG 353. Wildland Plant Identification (4)

Physical and Earth Sciences (9–14 credits):

Choose three courses from the two categories below. No more than two courses may be selected from one category. (CGI) and (STS) courses can double count with baccalaureate core. (CGI) and (STS) courses cannot be from the same department.

Physics, Math, and Chemistry

Select no more than two from below, cannot double count with FW Core:
CH 130. General Chemistry of Living Systems (4)
CH 331. Organic Chemistry (4)
CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4)
CH 390. Environmental Chemistry (3)
MTH 227. *Calculus and Probability for the Life Sciences I (4)
MTH 228. Calculus and Probability for the Life Sciences II (4)
MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
OC 450. Chemical Oceanography (3)
PH 201. *General Physics (5)
PH 202. *General Physics (5)
PH 205. *Solar System Astronomy (4)
PH 206. *Stars and Stellar Evolution (4)
PH 207. *Galaxies, Quasars, and Cosmology (4)
PH 211. *General Physics with Calculus (4)
PH 212. *General Physics with Calculus (4)
PH 331. *Sound, Hearing, and Music (3)
PH 332. *Light, Vision, and Color (3)

Earth Sciences

Select no more than two from below:
ATS 201. *Climate Science (4)
GEO 201. *Physical Geology (4)
GEO 202. *Earth Systems Science (4)
GEO 203. *Evolution of Planet Earth (4)
GEO 221. *Environmental Geology (4)
GEO 305. *Living with Active Cascade Volcanoes (3)
GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water, and the Environment (3)
GEO 307. *National Park Geology and Preservation (3)
GEO 308. *Global Change and Earth Sciences (3)
OC 201. *Oceanography (4)
OC 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)
SOIL 205. *Soil Science (3) and SOIL 206 *Soil Science Laboratory for SOIL 205 (1) Corvallis campus only.
   or CSS 205. *Soil Science (4) Ecampus only.
   or CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4) EOU campus only.

Human Dimensions (9–11 credits)

Select one course from each of the lists below. (CGI), (STS), (WC), (SPI), and (DPD) courses can double count as baccalaureate core. (CGI) and (STS) courses cannot be from the same department.

Difference, Power and Discrimination—select one:
AG 301. *Ecosystem Science of Pacific NW Indians (3)
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (3)
GEO 309. *Environmental Justice (3)

Environmental Law, Policy and Economics—select one:
AEC 250. *Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AEC 253. *Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics (4)
AEC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (3)
AEC 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
   or ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AEC 432. Environmental Law (4)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (3)
FW 415. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3)
FW 422. Introduction to Ocean Law (3)
PPOL 448. Marine Policy in the U.S. (4)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 477. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)

Other—select one:
ANTH 477. Ecological Anthropology (4)
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (3)
BOT 322. Economic and Ethnobotany: Role of Plants in Human Culture (3)
FES 355. Management for Multiple Resource Values (3)
FES 422. Research Methods in Social Science (4)
FES 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
FW 324. *Food from the Sea (3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3)
FW 360. *Origins of F&W Management–Evolution, Genetics, and Ecology (3)
FW 391. *Ridge to Reef:Sustainable Resource Management in Palau (4)
FW 439. ^Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management (3)
GEOG 340. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3)
HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (4)
PHL 440. *Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (3)
   or REL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (3)
PS 461. Environmental Political Theory (4)
PS 476. *Science and Politics (4)
SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)

Specialization (24 credits)


Total Minimum Credits=180


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Sample Four-Year Plan: Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences


Notes:

  • This is a sample plan for first-year entering students on the Corvallis Campus; individual plans will be developed after consultation with our head advisor.
  • Ecampus students will consult with their advisor for course planning.


Year 1 (42 cr)

CH 231–CH 233 and CH 261–CH 263 series is optional. WR I and COMM requirement taken this year (COMM 111 or COMM 114).

Fall Term (14 cr)

CH 121. *General Chemistry I (5)
FW 107. Orientation to Fisheries and Wildlife (1)
*Math Requirement (4)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)
PAC course elective (1)

Winter Term (13 cr)

CH 122. *General Chemistry II (5)
*Math requirement - if needed (4)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)
PAC course elective (1)

Spring Term (15 cr)

CH 123. *General Chemistry III (5)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)
PAC course elective (1)
Physical and Earth Sciences Requirement – student choice (3)

Year 2 (47 cr)

FW 255: Field Sampling of Fish & Wildlife can be taken any term. WR II requirement taken this year.

Fall Term (15 cr)

BI 211. *Principles of Biology I (4)
FW 209. Career Skills in Fisheries and Wildlife (1)
Physical & Earth Sciences Requirement – student choice (4)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)

Winter Term (15)

BI 212. *Principles of Biology II (4)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
Physical & Earth Sciences Course – student choice (4)
PAC course elective (1)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)

Spring Term (17 cr)

BI 213. *Principles of Biology III (4)
FW 255. Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife (3)
FW 289. Communication Skills for Fish & Wildlife (4)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)

Year 3 (48 cr)

ST 351 and 352 can be taken F, W or W, S. *FW 410: Intensive Internship can be taken any term, usually in summer.

Fall Term (15 cr)

BI 370. Ecology (3)
FW 307. Specialization Development (1)
Human Dimensions Course – student choice (3)
Vertebrate Biology Course – student choice (3)
Advanced Core Course – student choice (4)
PAC course elective (1)

Winter Term (15 cr)

FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4)
FW 410. Exploratory Internship (1)
ST 351. Intro to Statistical Methods I (4)
Advanced Core Course (4)
Vertebrate Biology Course (2)

Spring Term (18 cr)

FW 321. Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology (3)
FW 410 Intensive Internship (summer)* (3)
ST 352. Intro to Statistical Methods II (4)
Advanced Core Course – student choice (4)
Vertebrate Biology Course – student choice (3)
PAC course elective (1)

Year 4 (43 cr)

WIC course can double count with other FW requirement.

Fall Term (14 cr)

Advanced Core Course – student choice (3)
Human Dimensions Course – student choice (3)
Specialization Course (4)
Specialization Course (4)

Winter Term (14 cr)

FW 488. Problem Solving in Fish and Wildlife (3)
Advanced Core Course – student choice (4)
Specialization Course – student choice (3)
Specialization Course – student choice (4)

Spring Term (15 cr)

Advanced Core Course – student choice (3)
Advanced Core Course – student choice (3)
Human Dimensions Course – student choice (3)
Specialization Course – student choice (3)
Specialization Course – student choice (3)

Total=180


Specializations

Through the specialization, undergraduate students are encouraged to become engaged in designing their own education. Students work with faculty in formal and informal settings to define career and life goals and then develop a course of study to achieve those goals. Specialization plans should be developed during the junior year and will be presented to the faculty for review and comment. Specializations must contain at least 24 credits and must be upper division with four lower-division credits allowed. No courses included may be taken for a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grade. A maximum of two courses may be completed prior to approval of the specialization. Additional upper-division credits taken prior to approval of the specialization may be allowed through petition to advisor. Double counting (when credit is given twice for a course) is not permitted between the specialization and other university or departmental course work except in the following circumstances:

  1. The writing intensive courses (WIC) may double count with the OSU Baccalaureate Core requirements;
  2. Students completing their first BS degree may apply 12 credits from the minor towards the specialization (requires approval by advisor in minor department and FW advisor);
  3. Postbaccalaureate students who are completing their second degree may use a maximum of 12 credits from their first degree towards their specialization (approved by FW advisor).

Specializations are given titles to reflect their content, but titles must not substantially duplicate titles of existing degree programs. Examples of specializations include forest wildlife management, stream ecology, fish and wildlife law enforcement, marine fisheries, aquaculture, avian conservation and management, conservation education and extension, fisheries business, human dimensions of resource management, conservation biology, and many others. Specializations may include typical on-campus courses, special field courses (when college credit is earned), a full term of course work at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon, or one or more terms of international exchange. A maximum of 12 credits in any combination of FW 401 Research and FW 410 International Internship can be used towards the specialization. Combined with required internships and a capstone course, fisheries and wildlife sciences graduates will be well-prepared to begin professional careers in fish and wildlife conservation, or to continue their education in graduate school. For those students unsure of their professional goals or seeking diversity in course work, a broad specialization may be declared.

Specialization guidelines may be viewed at http://fw.oregonstate.edu/department-fisheries-and-wildlife/undergraduate/curricula-course-offerings.

Internships

One of the best avenues to a permanent job in fisheries and wildlife is through a strong internship and temporary employment or volunteer positions. Students are required to complete a minimum of two internships or other approved alternative experiences (one of each type) for their degree. There are two types of internships: exploratory (1–2 credits) and intensive (3–6 credits). Students are encouraged to start gaining professional experience by volunteering or interning with a natural resource agency as early as possible, and no later than their junior year. This requirement is listed as FW 410, Internship (2 required) (4–6), under the Fisheries and Wildlife Core below.

Baccalaureate Core


Skills Courses (16 credits)


Fitness
HHS 231 *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
HHS 241 *Lifetime Fitness (1)
  or approved Physical Activity Course (PAC)

Mathematics
Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Core.

Speech
Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Communications.

Writing I
Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Communications.

Writing II
Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Communications.

Perspective Courses (24 credits)

No more than two courses (or lecture/lab combinations) from any one department may be used by a student to satisfy the Perspectives category of the core. Please reference the baccalaureate core catalog for further clarification: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx.

Biological Science (Lecture/Lab)
Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Core

Cultural Diversity (CD)
Please reference the baccalaureate core course catalog for a list of approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx.

Literature and the Arts (LA)
Please reference the baccalaureate core course catalog for a list of approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx.

Physical Science (Lecture/Lab or Lab)
Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Physical and Earth Sciences section

Social Processes and Institutions (SPI)
Please reference the baccalaureate core course catalog for a list of approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx.

Western Culture (WC)
Please reference the baccalaureate core course catalog for a list of approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx.

Difference, Power, and Discrimination Courses (DPD) (3 credits)

Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Human Dimensions section

Synthesis Courses (6 credits)

The two courses used to fulfill the Synthesis requirement may not be in the same department.

Contemporary Global Issues (CGI)
Please reference Baccalaureate Core course catalog for approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx

Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
Please reference Baccalaureate Core course catalog for approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx

Writing Intensive Course (WIC) (3–4 credits)

Select one course from below:
FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW 439. ^Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management (3)
FW 454. ^Fishery Biology (4)
FW 497. ^Aquaculture (3)

Communications (9 credits)

COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
  or COMM 114. *Argument and Critical Discourse (3)
  or COMM 211. *Communicating Online (3)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
WR 222. *English Composition (3)
  or HC 199. *Honors Writing–Science (3)
  or WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)
  or WR 362. *Science Writing (3)

Fisheries and Wildlife Core (69–71 credits)

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
   or BI 204, BI 205, BI 206. *Introductory Biology I, II, III (4,4,4)
BI 370. Ecology (3)
CH 121. General Chemistry (5) and CH 122, CH 123. *General Chemistry (5,5)
   or CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4) and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)
FW 107. Orientation to Fisheries and Wildlife (1)
FW 209. Career Skills in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences (1)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 255. Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife (3)
FW 289. Communication Skills for Fisheries and Wildlife Professionals (4)
FW 307. Specialization Development (1)
FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4)
FW 321. Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology (3)
FW 410. Internship (2 required) (4–6)
FW 488. Problem Solving in Fisheries and Wildlife Science (3)
MTH 227. *Calculus and Probability for the Life Sciences I (4)
  or MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
  or MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences (4)
  or MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
ST 351, ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4,4)

Vertebrate Biology (7–11 credits)

Select one of the following (3–4 credits):
BI 302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4)
   or FW 302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4)
FW 311. Ornithology (3)
FW 315. Ichthyology (3)
FW 317. Mammalogy (3)
FW 331. Ecology of Marine and Estuarine Birds (4)
Z 473. Herpetology (3)

Select one of the following (2–3 credits):
FW 312. Systematics of Birds (2)
FW 316. Systematics of Fishes (3)
FW 318. Systematics of Mammals (2)
Z 474. Systematic Herpetology (2)

Select one additional course from the preceding two lists (2–4 credits)

Advanced Core (18–26 credits)

Choose one course from each of the following categories, and one additional course from any category. ^WIC courses may double count.

Genetics and Evolution, select one from below (3–4 credits):
ANS 378. Animal Genetics (4)
BI 311. Genetics (4)
BI 345. *Introduction to Evolution (3)
FW 370. Conservation Genetics (4)
PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3)

Behavior and Physiology, select one from below (3–4 credits):
ANS 311. Principles of Animal Nutrition (3)
ANS 314. Animal Physiology (4)
FW 469. Methods in Physiology and Behavior of Marine Megafauna (3)
FW 471. Environmental Physiology of Fishes (4)
FW 474. Early Life History of Fishes (4)
FW 475. Wildlife Behavior (4)
FW 476. Fish Physiology (4)
Z 350. Animal Behavior (3)
Z 423. Environmental Physiology (3)
Z 431. Vertebrate Physiology I (4)
Z 432. Vertebrate Physiology II (3)

Habitats and Ecosystems, select one from below (3–5 credits):
BI 351. Marine Ecology (3)
FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)
FES 342. Forest Types of the Northwest (3)
FES 440. Wildlife Fire Ecology (3)
FW 345. *Global Change Biology (CGI) (3) 
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5)
FW 434. Estuarine Ecology (4)
   or OC 434. Estuarine Ecology (4)
FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
   or FES 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
   or FES 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FW 456. Limnology (5)
FW 462. Ecosystem Services (3)
FW 467. Antarctic Science and Conservation (4)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)

Species Conservation and Management, select one from below (3–4 credits):
FW 419. The Natural History of Whales and Whaling (3)
FW 421. Aquatic Biological Invasions (4)
   or BI 421 Aquatic Biological Invasions (4)
FW 427. Principles of Wildlife Diseases (4)
FW 451. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW 454. ^Fishery Biology (4)
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 464. Marine Conservation Biology (3)
FW 465. Marine Fisheries (4)
FW 473. Fish Ecology (4)
FW 481. Wildlife Ecology (3)
FW 491. Fish Diseases in Conservation Biology and Aquaculture (3)
   or MB 491. Fish Diseases in Conservation Biology and Aquaculture (3)

Botany, select one from below (3–4 credits):
BOT 313. Plant Structure (4)
BOT 321. Plant Systematics (4)
BOT 323. ^Flowering Plants of the World (3)
BOT 331. Plant Physiology (4)
BOT 341. Plant Ecology (4)
BOT 416. Aquatic Botany (4)
BOT 440. Field Methods in Plant Ecology (4)
BOT 442. Plant Population Ecology (3)
BOT 488. Environmental Physiology of Plants (3)
RNG 353. Wildland Plant Identification (4)

Physical and Earth Sciences (9–14 credits):

Choose three courses from the two categories below. No more than two courses may be selected from one category. (CGI) and (STS) courses can double count with baccalaureate core. (CGI) and (STS) courses cannot be from the same department.

Physics, Math, and Chemistry

Select no more than two from below, cannot double count with FW Core:
CH 130. General Chemistry of Living Systems (4)
CH 331. Organic Chemistry (4)
CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4)
CH 390. Environmental Chemistry (3)
MTH 227. *Calculus and Probability for the Life Sciences I (4)
MTH 228. Calculus and Probability for the Life Sciences II (4)
MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
OC 450. Chemical Oceanography (3)
PH 201. *General Physics (5)
PH 202. *General Physics (5)
PH 205. *Solar System Astronomy (4)
PH 206. *Stars and Stellar Evolution (4)
PH 207. *Galaxies, Quasars, and Cosmology (4)
PH 211. *General Physics with Calculus (4)
PH 212. *General Physics with Calculus (4)
PH 331. *Sound, Hearing, and Music (STS) (3)
PH 332. *Light, Vision, and Color (STS) (3)

Earth Sciences

Select no more than two from below:
ATS 201. *Climate Science (4)
GEO 201. *Physical Geology (4)
GEO 202. *Earth Systems Science (4)
GEO 203. *Evolution of Planet Earth (4)
GEO 221. *Environmental Geology (4)
GEO 305. *Living with Active Cascade Volcanoes (STS) (3)
GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water, and the Environment (STS) (3)
GEO 307. *National Park Geology and Preservation (STS) (3)
GEO 308. *Global Change and Earth Sciences (CGI) (3)
OC 201. *Oceanography (4)
OC 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)
SOIL 205. *Soil Science (3) and SOIL 206 *Soil Science Laboratory for SOIL 205 (1) Corvallis campus only.
   or CSS 205. *Soil Science (4) Ecampus only.
   or CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4) EOU campus only.

Human Dimensions (9–11 credits)

Select one course from each of the lists below. (CGI), (STS), (WC), (SPI), and (DPD) courses can double count as baccalaureate core. (CGI) and (STS) courses cannot be from the same department.

Difference, Power and Discrimination—select one:
AG 301. *Ecosystem Science of Pacific NW Indians (DPD) (3)
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (DPD) (3)
GEO 309. *Environmental Justice (DPD) (3)

Environmental Law, Policy and Economics—select one:
AEC 250. *Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy (SPI) (3)
AEC 253. *Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics (WC) (4)
AEC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CGI) (3)
AEC 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (CGI) (3)
   or ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (CGI) (3)
AEC 432. Environmental Law (4)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (STS) (3)
FW 415. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3)
FW 422. Introduction to Ocean Law (3)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 477. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)

Other—select one:
ANTH 477. Ecological Anthropology (4)
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (STS) (3)
BOT 322. Economic and Ethnobotany: Role of Plants in Human Culture (3)
FES 354. Communities, Natural Areas, and Sustainable Tourism (3) [Terminated winter 2018]
FES 355. Management for Multiple Resource Values (3)
FES 360. Collaboration and Conflict Management (3) [Terminated summer 2018]
FES 422. Research Methods in Social Science (4)
FES 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (STS) (3)
FES 493. Environmental Interpretation (4) [Terminated winter 2018]
FW 324. *Food from the Sea (CGI) (3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (CGI) (3)
FW 360. *Origins of F&W Management–Evolution, Genetics, and Ecology (STS) (3)
FW 439. ^Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management (WIC) (3)
GEOG 340. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (STS) (3)
HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (STS) (4)
PHL 440. *Environmental Ethics (CGI) (3)
PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (CGI) (3)
   or REL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (CGI) (3)
PS 461. Environmental Political Theory (4)
PS 476. *Science and Politics (STS) (4)
SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (CGI) (4)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (STS) (4)

Specialization (24 credits)


Total Minimum Credits=180


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Sample Four-Year Plan: Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences


Notes:

  • This is a sample plan for first-year entering students on the Corvallis Campus; individual plans will be developed after consultation with our head advisor.
  • Ecampus students will consult with their advisor for course planning.


Year 1 (42 cr)

CH 231–CH 233 and CH 261–CH 263 series is optional. WR I and COMM requirement taken this year (COMM 111 or COMM 114).

Fall Term (14 cr)

CH 121. *General Chemistry I (5)
FW 107. Orientation to Fisheries and Wildlife (1)
*Math Requirement (4)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)
PAC course elective (1)

Winter Term (13 cr)

CH 122. *General Chemistry II (5)
*Math requirement - if needed (4)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)
PAC course elective (1)

Spring Term (15 cr)

CH 123. *General Chemistry III (5)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)
PAC course elective (1)
Physical and Earth Sciences Requirement – student choice (3)

Year 2 (47 cr)

FW 255: Field Sampling of Fish & Wildlife can be taken any term. WR II requirement taken this year.

Fall Term (15 cr)

BI 211. *Principles of Biology I (4)
FW 209. Career Skills in Fisheries and Wildlife (1)
Physical & Earth Sciences Requirement – student choice (4)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)

Winter Term (15)

BI 212. *Principles of Biology II (4)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
Physical & Earth Sciences Course – student choice (4)
PAC course elective (1)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)

Spring Term (17 cr)

BI 213. *Principles of Biology III (4)
FW 255. Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife (3)
FW 289. Communication Skills for Fish & Wildlife (4)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)

Year 3 (48 cr)

ST 351 and 352 can be taken F, W or W, S. *FW 410: Intensive Internship can be taken any term, usually in summer.

Fall Term (15 cr)

BI 370. Ecology (3)
FW 307. Specialization Development (1)
Human Dimensions Course – student choice (3)
Vertebrate Biology Course – student choice (3)
Advanced Core Course – student choice (4)
PAC course elective (1)

Winter Term (15 cr)

FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4)
FW 410. Exploratory Internship (1)
ST 351. Intro to Statistical Methods I (4)
Advanced Core Course (4)
Vertebrate Biology Course (2)

Spring Term (18 cr)

FW 321. Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology (3)
FW 410 Intensive Internship (summer)* (3)
ST 352. Intro to Statistical Methods II (4)
Advanced Core Course – student choice (4)
Vertebrate Biology Course – student choice (3)
PAC course elective (1)

Year 4 (43 cr)

WIC course can double count with other FW requirement.

Fall Term (14 cr)

Advanced Core Course – student choice (3)
Human Dimensions Course – student choice (3)
Specialization Course (4)
Specialization Course (4)

Winter Term (14 cr)

FW 488. Problem Solving in Fish and Wildlife (3)
Advanced Core Course – student choice (4)
Specialization Course – student choice (3)
Specialization Course – student choice (4)

Spring Term (15 cr)

Advanced Core Course – student choice (3)
Advanced Core Course – student choice (3)
Human Dimensions Course – student choice (3)
Specialization Course – student choice (3)
Specialization Course – student choice (3)

Total=180


Specializations

Through the specialization, undergraduate students are encouraged to become engaged in designing their own education. Students work with faculty in formal and informal settings to define career and life goals and then develop a course of study to achieve those goals. Specialization plans should be developed during the junior year and will be presented to the faculty for review and comment. Specializations must contain at least 24 credits and must be upper division with four lower-division credits allowed. No courses included may be taken for a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grade. A maximum of two courses may be completed prior to approval of the specialization. Additional upper-division credits taken prior to approval of the specialization may be allowed through petition to advisor. Double counting (when credit is given twice for a course) is not permitted between the specialization and other university or departmental course work except in the following circumstances:

The writing intensive courses (WIC) may double count with the OSU Baccalaureate Core requirements;Students completing their first BS degree may apply 12 credits from the minor towards the specialization (requires approval by advisor in minor department and FW advisor);Postbaccalaureate students who are completing their second degree may use a maximum of 12 credits from their first degree towards their specialization (approved by FW advisor).

Specializations are given titles to reflect their content, but titles must not substantially duplicate titles of existing degree programs. Examples of specializations include forest wildlife management, stream ecology, fish and wildlife law enforcement, marine fisheries, aquaculture, avian conservation and management, conservation education and extension, fisheries business, human dimensions of resource management, conservation biology, and many others. Specializations may include typical on-campus courses, special field courses (when college credit is earned), a full term of course work at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon, or one or more terms of international exchange. A maximum of 12 credits in any combination of FW 401 Research and FW 410 International Internship can be used towards the specialization. Combined with required internships and a capstone course, fisheries and wildlife sciences graduates will be well-prepared to begin professional careers in fish and wildlife conservation, or to continue their education in graduate school. For those students unsure of their professional goals or seeking diversity in course work, a broad specialization may be declared.

Specialization guidelines may be viewed at http://fw.oregonstate.edu/department-fisheries-and-wildlife/undergraduate/curricula-course-offerings.

Internships

One of the best avenues to a permanent job in fisheries and wildlife is through a strong internship and temporary employment or volunteer positions. Students are required to complete a minimum of two internships or other approved alternative experiences (one of each type) for their degree. There are two types of internships: exploratory (1–2 credits) and intensive (3–6 credits). Students are encouraged to start gaining professional experience by volunteering or interning with a natural resource agency as early as possible, and no later than their junior year. This requirement is listed as FW 410, Internship (2 required) (4–6), under the Fisheries and Wildlife Core below.

Baccalaureate Core


Skills Courses (16 credits)


Fitness

HHS 231 *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
HHS 241 *Lifetime Fitness (1)
  or approved Physical Activity Course (PAC) Mathematics

Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Core. Speech

Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Communications. Writing I

Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Communications. Writing II

Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Communications.

Perspective Courses (24 credits)

No more than two courses (or lecture/lab combinations) from any one department may be used by a student to satisfy the Perspectives category of the core. Please reference the baccalaureate core catalog for further clarification: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx.

Biological Science (Lecture/Lab)

Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Core Cultural Diversity (CD)
Please reference the baccalaureate core course catalog for a list of approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx.

Literature and the Arts (LA)
Please reference the baccalaureate core course catalog for a list of approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx.

Physical Science (Lecture/Lab or Lab)

Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Physical and Earth Sciences section Social Processes and Institutions (SPI)
Please reference the baccalaureate core course catalog for a list of approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx.

Western Culture (WC)
Please reference the baccalaureate core course catalog for a list of approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx.

Difference, Power, and Discrimination Courses (DPD) (3 credits)

Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Human Dimensions section

Synthesis Courses (6 credits)

The two courses used to fulfill the Synthesis requirement may not be in the same department.

Contemporary Global Issues (CGI)
Please reference Baccalaureate Core course catalog for approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx

Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
Please reference Baccalaureate Core course catalog for approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx

Writing Intensive Course (WIC) (3–4 credits)

Select one course from below:

FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW 439. ^Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management (3)
FW 454. ^Fishery Biology (4)
FW 497. ^Aquaculture (3)

Communications (9 credits)

COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
  or COMM 114. *Argument and Critical Discourse (3)
  or COMM 211. *Communicating Online (3)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)

WR 222. *English Composition (3)
  or HC 199. *Honors Writing–Science (3)
  or WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)
  or WR 362. *Science Writing (3)

Fisheries and Wildlife Core (69–71 credits)

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
   or BI 204, BI 205, BI 206. *Introductory Biology I, II, III (4,4,4)
BI 370. Ecology (3)
CH 121. General Chemistry (5) and CH 122, CH 123. *General Chemistry (5,5)
   or CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4) and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)
FW 107. Orientation to Fisheries and Wildlife (1)
FW 209. Career Skills in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences (1)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 255. Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife (3)
FW 289. Communication Skills for Fisheries and Wildlife Professionals (4)
FW 307. Specialization Development (1)
FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4)
FW 321. Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology (3)
FW 410. Internship (2 required) (4–6)
FW 488. Problem Solving in Fisheries and Wildlife Science (3)
MTH 227. *Calculus and Probability for the Life Sciences I (4)
  or MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
  or MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences (4)
  or MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
ST 351, ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4,4)

Vertebrate Biology (7–11 credits)

Select one of the following (3–4 credits):
BI

FW
302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4)
   or FW 302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4)
FW 311. Ornithology (3)
FW 315. Ichthyology (3)
FW 317. Mammalogy (3)
FW 331. Ecology of Marine and Estuarine Birds (4)
Z 473. Herpetology (3)

(4)

Select one of the following (2–3 credits):

FW 312. Systematics of Birds (2)
FW 316. Systematics of Fishes (3)
FW 318. Systematics of Mammals (2)
Z 474. Systematic Herpetology (2)

Select one additional course from the preceding two lists (2–4 credits)

Advanced Core (18–26 credits)

Choose one course from each of the following categories, and one additional course from any category. ^WIC courses may double count.

Genetics and Evolution, select one from below (3–4 credits):

ANS 378. Animal Genetics (4)
BI 311. Genetics (4)
BI 345. *Introduction to Evolution (3)
FW 370. Conservation Genetics (4)
PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3)

Behavior and Physiology, select one from below (3–4 credits):

ANS 311. Principles of Animal Nutrition (3)
ANS 314. Animal Physiology (4)
FW 469. Methods in Physiology and Behavior of Marine Megafauna (3)
FW 471. Environmental Physiology of Fishes (4)
FW 474. Early Life History of Fishes (4)
FW 475. Wildlife Behavior (4)
FW 476. Fish Physiology (4)
Z 350. Animal Behavior (3)
Z 423. Environmental Physiology (3)
Z 431. Vertebrate Physiology I (4)
Z 432. Vertebrate Physiology II (3)

Habitats and Ecosystems, select one from below (3–5 credits):

BI 351. Marine Ecology (3)
FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)
FES 342. Forest Types of the Northwest (3)
FES 440. Wildlife Fire Ecology (3)
FW 345. *Global Change Biology (CGI) (3) 
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5)
FW 434. Estuarine Ecology (4)
   or OC 434. Estuarine Ecology (4)
FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
   or FES 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
   or FES 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FW 456. Limnology (5)
FW 462. Ecosystem Services (3)
FW 467. Antarctic Science and Conservation (4)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)

Species Conservation and Management, select one from below (3–4 credits):

FW 419. The Natural History of Whales and Whaling (3)
FW 421. Aquatic Biological Invasions (4)
   or
(4) or BI 421 Aquatic Biological Invasions (4)
FW 427. Principles of Wildlife Diseases (4)
FW 451. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW 454. ^Fishery Biology (4)
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 464. Marine Conservation Biology (3)
FW 465. Marine Fisheries (4)
FW
(3)FW 473. Fish Ecology (4)
FW FW 474. Early Life History of Fishes (4)FW 481. Wildlife Ecology (3)
FW 491. Fish Diseases in Conservation Biology and Aquaculture (3)
   or    or MB 491. Fish Diseases in Conservation Biology and Aquaculture (3)

Botany, select one from below (3–4 credits):

BOT 313. Plant Structure (4)
BOT 321. Plant Systematics (4)
BOT 323. ^Flowering Plants of the World (3)
BOT 331. Plant Physiology (4)
BOT 341. Plant Ecology (4)
BOT 416. Aquatic Botany (4)
BOT 440. Field Methods in Plant Ecology (4)
BOT 442. Plant Population Ecology (3)
BOT 488. Environmental Physiology of Plants (3)
RNG 353. Wildland Plant Identification (4)

Physical and Earth Sciences (9–14 credits):

Choose three courses from the two categories below. No more than two courses may be selected from one category. (CGI) and (STS) courses can double count with baccalaureate core. (CGI) and (STS) courses cannot be from the same department.

Physics, Math, and Chemistry

Select no more than two from below, cannot double count with FW Core:

CH 130. General Chemistry of Living Systems (4)
CH 331. Organic Chemistry (4)
CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4)
CH 390. Environmental Chemistry (3)
MTH 227. *Calculus and Probability for the Life Sciences I (4)
MTH 228. Calculus and Probability for the Life Sciences II (4)
MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
OC 450. Chemical Oceanography (3)
PH 201. *General Physics (5)
PH 202. *General Physics (5)
PH 205. *Solar System Astronomy (4)
PH 206. *Stars and Stellar Evolution (4)
PH 207. *Galaxies, Quasars, and Cosmology (4)
PH 211. *General Physics with Calculus (4)
PH 212. *General Physics with Calculus (4)
PH 331. *Sound, Hearing, and Music (STS) (3)
(3)
PH 332. *Light, Vision, and Color (STS) (3)

(3)

Earth Sciences

Select no more than two from below:

ATS 201. *Climate Science (4)
GEO 201. *Physical Geology (4)
GEO 202. *Earth Systems Science (4)
GEO 203. *Evolution of Planet Earth (4)
GEO 221. *Environmental Geology (4)
GEO 305. *Living with Active Cascade Volcanoes (STS) (3)
(3)
GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water, and the Environment (STS) (3)
(3)
GEO 307. *National Park Geology and Preservation (STS) (3)
(3)
GEO 308. *Global Change and Earth Sciences (CGI) (3)
(3)
OC 201. *Oceanography (4)
OC 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)
SOIL 205. *Soil Science (3) and SOIL 206 *Soil Science Laboratory for SOIL 205 (1) Corvallis campus only.

   or CSS 205. *Soil Science (4) Ecampus only.

   or CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4) EOU campus only.

Human Dimensions (9–11 credits)

Select one course from each of the lists below. (CGI), (STS), (WC), (SPI), and (DPD) courses can double count as baccalaureate core. (CGI) and (STS) courses cannot be from the same department.

Difference, Power and Discrimination—select Discrimination—select one:

AG 301. *Ecosystem Science of Pacific NW Indians (DPD) (3)
(3)
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (DPD) (3)
(3)
GEO 309. *Environmental Justice (DPD) (3)

(3)

Environmental Law, Policy and Economics—select Economics—select one:

AEC 250. *Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy (SPI) (3)
(3)
AEC 253. *Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics (WC) (4)
(4)
AEC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CGI) (3)
(3)
AEC 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (CGI) (3)
(3)
   or ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (CGI) (3)
(3)
AEC 432. Environmental Law (4)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (STS) (3)
(3)
FW 415. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3)
FW 422. Introduction to Ocean Law (3)
PPOL 448. Marine Policy in the U.S. (4)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 477. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)

Other—select Other—select one:

ANTH 477. Ecological Anthropology (4)
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (STS) (3)
(3)
BOT 322. Economic and Ethnobotany: Role of Plants in Human Culture (3)
FES 354. Communities, Natural Areas, and Sustainable Tourism (3) [Terminated winter 2018]
FES 355. Management for Multiple Resource Values (3)
FES 360. Collaboration and Conflict Management (3) [Terminated summer 2018]
FES 422. Research Methods in Social Science (4)
FES 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (STS) (3)
FES 493. Environmental Interpretation (4) [Terminated winter 2018]
(3)
FW 324. *Food from the Sea (CGI) (3)
(3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (CGI) (3)
(3)
FW 360. *Origins of F&W Management–Evolution, Genetics, and Ecology (STS) (3)
(3)
FW 391. *Ridge to Reef:Sustainable Resource Management in Palau (4)
FW 439. ^Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management (WIC) (3)
(3)
GEOG 340. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (STS) (3)
(3)
HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (STS) (4)
(4)
PHL 440. *Environmental Ethics (CGI) (3)
(3)
PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (CGI) (3)
(3)
   or REL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (CGI) (3)
(3)
PS 461. Environmental Political Theory (4)
PS 476. *Science and Politics (STS) (4)
(4)
SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (CGI) (4)
(4)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (STS) (4)

(4)

Specialization (24 credits)


Total Minimum Credits=180


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Sample Four-Year Plan: Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences


Notes:

This is a sample plan for first-year entering students on the Corvallis Campus; individual plans will be developed after consultation with our head advisor.Ecampus students will consult with their advisor for course planning.


Year 1 (42 cr)

CH 231–CH 233 and CH 261–CH 263 series is optional. WR I and COMM requirement taken this year (COMM 111 or COMM 114).

Fall Term (14 cr)

CH 121. *General Chemistry I (5)
FW 107. Orientation to Fisheries and Wildlife (1)
*Math Requirement (4)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)
PAC course elective (1)

Winter Term (13 cr)

CH 122. *General Chemistry II (5)
*Math requirement - if needed (4)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)
PAC course elective (1)

Spring Term (15 cr)

CH 123. *General Chemistry III (5)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)
PAC course elective (1)
Physical and Earth Sciences Requirement – student choice (3)

Year 2 (47 cr)

FW 255: Field Sampling of Fish & Wildlife can be taken any term. WR II requirement taken this year.

Fall Term (15 cr)

BI 211. *Principles of Biology I (4)
FW 209. Career Skills in Fisheries and Wildlife (1)
Physical & Earth Sciences Requirement – student choice (4)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)

Winter Term (15)

BI 212. *Principles of Biology II (4)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
Physical & Earth Sciences Course – student choice (4)
PAC course elective (1)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)

Spring Term (17 cr)

BI 213. *Principles of Biology III (4)
FW 255. Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife (3)
FW 289. Communication Skills for Fish & Wildlife (4)
*Baccalaureate Core Requirement – student choice (3)

Year 3 (48 cr)

ST 351 and 352 can be taken F, W or W, S. *FW 410: Intensive Internship can be taken any term, usually in summer.

Fall Term (15 cr)

BI 370. Ecology (3)
FW 307. Specialization Development (1)
Human Dimensions Course – student choice (3)
Vertebrate Biology Course – student choice (3)
Advanced Core Course – student choice (4)
PAC course elective (1)

Winter Term (15 cr)

FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4)
FW 410. Exploratory Internship (1)
ST 351. Intro to Statistical Methods I (4)
Advanced Core Course (4)
Vertebrate Biology Course (2)

Spring Term (18 cr)

FW 321. Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology (3)
FW 410 Intensive Internship (summer)* (3)
ST 352. Intro to Statistical Methods II (4)
Advanced Core Course – student choice (4)
Vertebrate Biology Course – student choice (3)
PAC course elective (1)

Year 4 (43 cr)

WIC course can double count with other FW requirement.

Fall Term (14 cr)

Advanced Core Course – student choice (3)
Human Dimensions Course – student choice (3)
Specialization Course (4)
Specialization Course (4)

Winter Term (14 cr)

FW 488. Problem Solving in Fish and Wildlife (3)
Advanced Core Course – student choice (4)
Specialization Course – student choice (3)
Specialization Course – student choice (4)

Spring Term (15 cr)

Advanced Core Course – student choice (3)
Advanced Core Course – student choice (3)
Human Dimensions Course – student choice (3)
Specialization Course – student choice (3)
Specialization Course – student choice (3)

Total=180

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