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Change Undergraduate Major
Fisheries and Wildlife - BS, CRED, HBS

Status: Approved (Previous Version)

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1. Review - Academic Programs

Sent Back by Gary Beach Coord- Senior Curriculum / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, July 11, 2012 4:21pm

Comments

Gary Beach (Academic Programs) July 11, 2012 4:21pm

CIP Number: The CIP number for this major, 030101, has been entered.

Nancy,

There are several issues regarding this proposal that need to be resolved. For example, there are four courses listed in the program that do not exist, along with several issues involving credit hours.

I am sending you (via campus mail) a marked up copy of the CPS (catalog text entry). Please review my editorial observations and the issues I have identified that are possibly in the need of change or correction within the "Requirements" section. Make the necessary changes here in the CPS and then send the proposal back to me for final approval.

Thanks,

--Gary

2. Originator Response

Nancy Allen Head Advisor / Fisheries and Wildlife, July 16, 2012 4:54pm

Comments

Nancy Allen July 16, 2012 4:54pm
Hi Gary,

I made some changes as requested but wanted to note that FW 370 and 467 are approved Ecampus courses. BI 302 is an approved HMSC course. I made an error listing FW342, it should be FOR 342. The language under our Physical Sciences courses describes how they cannot choose 3 courses from one category. I'm not sure how to word that differently. I saved the other changes.

Thanks, Nancy

3. Review - Academic Programs

Approved by Gary Beach Coord- Senior Curriculum / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, July 17, 2012 3:26pm

Comments

Gary Beach (Academic Programs) July 17, 2012 3:26pm

There are no other identifiable issues or problems associated with this change in major proposal.

--Gary

4. Review - Catalog Coordinator

Approved by Larry Bulling Academic Wage Appt - Hourly / Office of the Registrar, July 17, 2012 4:18pm

Comments

Larry Bulling (Catalog Coordinator) July 17, 2012 4:18pm
Entered into catalog 7/17/2012.

Proposal

Proposal ID: 84739
Type: Change Major/Option/Minor/Certificate
Submission Date: July 16, 2012 4:54pm
Approval Date: July 17, 2012 4:18pm
Effective Term: Summer 2012
Justification:
This expedited Category II proposal seeks to add some alternative courses to the Requirements of the undergraduate major in Fisheries and Wildlife, at the request of the F&W department.
Comments: None

History

Active Version - Submitted July 16, 2012 4:54pm
Version 1 - Submitted July 6, 2012 11:35am

Originators

Name Title Department/School
Nancy Allen Head Advisor Fisheries and Wildlife
Sarah Williams Academic Wage Appt - Hourly Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred

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Program Information

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

Program Type: Undergraduate Major 
Description: Updated 

The undergraduate curriculum for the Fisheries and Wildlife 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 the student with an opportunity to build his or her 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/.

The undergraduate curriculum for the Fisheries and Wildlife 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 the student with an opportunity to build his or her 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/.

The undergraduate curriculum for the Fisheries and Wildlife 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 the student with an opportunity to build his or her 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 one lower-division course allowed. A maximum of two courses may be taken before formulation and review of the plan. All courses in the specialization are in addition to the courses in the fisheries and wildlife core. 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 that include "fish," "fishery," or "fisheries" in the title should contain at least 12 credits of aquatic sciences. Specializations that include "wildlife" in the title should have at least 12 credits of terrestrial sciences. Specializations that include "marine" in the title should include a term of full-time enrollment (at least 12 credits) at Hatfield Marine Science Center or another approved marine field station. Specializations may include typical on-campus courses, special field courses, a full term of course work at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon, or one or more terms of international exchange. Combined with required internships and a capstone course sequence and group project, fisheries and wildlife science 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/Undergraduate%20Information/specializations.htm.

Baccalaureate Core

 

Synthesis, Perspectives, and Writing Intensive Courses (24 credits)

 

Communications (9 credits)

COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
 or COMM 114. Argument and Critical Discourse (3)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
WR 222. *English Composition (3)
   or HC 199. Honors Writing/Science (3)
   or PHL 121. *Reasoning and Writing (3)
   or WR 362. *Science Writing (3)

Fisheries and Wildlife Core (110–130 credits)

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (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 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 255. Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife (3)
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)
FW 489. Effective Communications in Fisheries and Wildlife Science (3)
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. Intro to Statistical Methods (4,4)

Vertebrate Biology (7–9 credits)

Select one of the following (3-4 credits):
FW 311. Ornithology (3)
FW 315. Ichthyology (3)
FW 317. Mammalogy (3)
Z 473. Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles (3)
BI/FW 302 Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4)

 

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

Genetics and Evolution, select one from below (3–5 credits):
ANS 378. Animal Genetics (4)
BI 311. Genetics (4)
BI 445. Evolution (3)
CSS/PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3)
FW 370. Conservation Genetics (4)
Z 345. *Introduction to Evolution (3)
Z 422. Comparative Anatomy (5)

Behavior and Physiology, select two from below (6–8 credits):

ANS 311 Principles of Animal Nutrition (3)
ANS 314. Animal Physiology (4)
BI 350/Z 350. Animal Behavior (3)
BI 450 or 451. Marine Biology or Marine Biology Lab (8)
BOT 313. Plant Structure (4)
BOT 331. Plant Physiology (4)
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 423. Environmental Physiology (4)
Z 430. Principles of Physiology (4)
Z 431, Z 432. Vertebrate Physiology (4,4)

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

BI 450 or 451. Marine Biology or Marine Biology Lab (8)
FOR 341. Forest Ecology (3)
FOR 342. Forest Types of the Northwest (3)
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5)
FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW 446. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FW 453. Forest Management and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 456. Limnology (5)
FW 467. Antarctic Science (4)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
Z 351. Marine Ecology (3)

Species Conservation and Management, select two from below (6–8 credits):
FW 419. The Natural History of Whales and Whaling (3)
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 481. Wildlife Ecology (4)

Physical Sciences (9–14 credits):

Choose 3 courses from the lists below. No more than 2 courses may be selected from any single category.

Physics and Math, select no more than two from below:
FW/MTH 268. Mathematical Ideas in Biology (4)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
PH 205. *Solar System Astronomy (4)
PH 206. *Stars and Stellar Evolution (4)
PH 207. *Galaxies, Quasars, and Cosmology (4)
PH 211, PH 212, PH 213. *General Physics with Calculus (4,4,4)
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 210. Introduction to the Atmospheric Sciences (3)
CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4) [Taught at EOU LaGrande campus only.]
    or SOIL 205. *Soil 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)
GEO 322. Surface Processes (4)
GEO 323. ^Climatology (4)
OC 331. Introduction to Oceanography (3)
OC 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)

Chemistry, select no more than two from below:
BB 350. Elemental Biochemistry (4)
CH 130. General Chemistry of Living Systems (4)
CH 324. Quantitative Analysis (4)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)
CH 334, CH 335, CH 336. Organic Chemistry (3,3,3)
CH 390. Environmental Chemistry (3)
TOX 360. *The World of Poisons (STS) (3)

Human Dimensions, select 3 from list below (9–12 credits)

AG 301. *Ecosystem Science of Pacific NW Indians (DPD) (3)
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (STS) (3)
AREC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CGI) (3)
AREC 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (STS) (3)
AREC 432. Environmental Law (4)
BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (CGI) (3)
BI/Z 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences, and Conservation (3)
BOT 322. Economic and Ethnobotany: Role of Plants in Human Culture (3)
FOR 330. Forest Conservation Economics (4)
FOR 351. Recreation Behavior and Management (4)
FOR 355. Management for Multiple Resource Values (3)
FOR 365. *Issues in Natural Resource Conservation (CGI) (3)
FOR 432. Economics of Recreation Resources (4)
FOR 451. History and Cultural Aspects of Recreation (4)
FOR/FE 456. *International Forestry (CGI) (3)
FOR 460. ^Forest Policy (4)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FOR 463. Environmental Policy and Law Interactions (3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3)
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (DPD) (3)
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (STS) (3)
FW 360. *Origins of F&W Management–Evolution, Genetics and Ecology (3)
FW 415. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3)
FW 439. Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management (3)
FW 462. Ecosystem Services (3)
FW 470. *Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (STS) (3)
FW 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (STS) (3)
GEO 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3)
HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (4)
HSTS 415. *^Theory of Evolution and Foundation of Modern Biology (STS) (4)
PHL 440. Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (CGI) (3)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 476. *Science and Politics (STS) (4)
SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (CGI) (4)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)
Z/BI 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences, and Conversation (3)

Specialization (24 credits)

 

Total Minimum Credits=180

 

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

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 one lower-division course allowed. A maximum of two courses may be taken before formulation and review of the plan. All courses in the specialization are in addition to the courses in the fisheries and wildlife core. 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 that include "fish," "fishery," or "fisheries" in the title should contain at least 12 credits of aquatic sciences. Specializations that include "wildlife" in the title should have at least 12 credits of terrestrial sciences. Specializations that include "marine" in the title should include a term of full-time enrollment (at least 12 credits) at Hatfield Marine Science Center or another approved marine field station. Specializations may include typical on-campus courses, special field courses, a full term of course work at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon, or one or more terms of international exchange. Combined with required internships and a capstone course sequence and group project, fisheries and wildlife science 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/Undergraduate%20Information/specializations.htm.

Baccalaureate Core

 

Synthesis, Perspectives, and Writing Intensive Courses (24 credits)

 

Communications (9 credits)

COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
WR 222. *English Composition (3)
   or HC 199. Honors Writing/Science (3)
   or PHL 121. *Reasoning and Writing (3)
   or WR 362. *Science Writing (3)

Fisheries and Wildlife Core (110–130 credits)

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (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 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 255. Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife (3)
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)
FW 489. Effective Communications in Fisheries and Wildlife Science (3)
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. Intro to Statistical Methods (4,4)
   or ST 411, ST 412. Methods of Data Analysis (4,4)

Vertebrate Biology (7–8 credits)

Select one of the following (3 credits):
FW 311. Ornithology (3)
FW 315. Ichthyology (3)
FW 317. Mammalogy (3)
Z 473. Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles (3)

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

Select one additional course from the preceding two lists (2–3 credits)

Advanced Core

Genetics and Evolution, select one from below (3–5 credits):
ANS 378. Animal Genetics (4)
BI 311. Genetics (4)
BI 445. Evolution (3)
CSS/PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3)
FW 370. Conservation Genetics (4)
Z 345. *Introduction to Evolution (3)
Z 422. Comparative Anatomy (5)

Behavior and Physiology, select two from below (6–8 credits):
ANS 314. Animal Physiology (4)
BI 350/Z 350. Animal Behavior (3)
BOT 313. Plant Structure (4)
BOT 331. Plant Physiology (4)
FW 471. Environmental Physiology of Fishes (4)
FW 475. Wildlife Behavior (4)
FW 476. Fish Physiology (4)
Z 423. Environmental Physiology (4)
Z 430. Principles of Physiology (4)
Z 431, Z 432. Vertebrate Physiology (4,4)
Z 437. Vertebrate Endocrinology (4)

Habitats and Ecosystems, select one from below (3–5 credits):
FOR 341. Forest Ecology (3)
FW 342. Forest Types of the Northwest (3)
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5)
FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW 446. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FW 453. Forest Management and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 456. Limnology (5)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
Z 351. Marine Ecology (3)

Species Conservation and Management, select two from below (6–8 credits):
FW 419. The Natural History of Whales and Whaling (3)
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 481. Wildlife Ecology (4)

Physical Sciences (9–15 credits):

Choose 3 courses from the lists below. No more than 2 courses may be selected from any single category.

Physics and Math, select no more than two from below:
FW/MTH 268. Mathematical Ideas in Biology (4)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
PH 205. *Solar System Astronomy (4)
PH 206. *Stars and Stellar Evolution (4)
PH 207. *Galaxies, Quasars, and Cosmology (4)
PH 211, PH 212, PH 213. *General Physics with Calculus (4,4,4)
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 210. Introduction to the Atmospheric Sciences (3)
CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4) [Taught at EOU LaGrande campus only.]
    or SOIL 205. *Soil 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)
GEO 322. Surface Processes (4)
GEO 323. ^Climatology (4)
OC 331. Introduction to Oceanography (3)
OC 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)

Chemistry, select no more than two from below:
BB 350. Elemental Biochemistry (4)
CH 130. General Chemistry of Living Systems (4)
CH 324. Quantitative Analysis (4)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)
CH 334, CH 335, CH 336. Organic Chemistry (3,3,3)
CH 390. Environmental Chemistry (3)
TOX 360. *The World of Poisons (STS) (3)

Human Dimensions, select 3 from list below (9–12 credits)

AG 301. *Ecosystem Science of Pacific NW Indians (DPD) (3)
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (STS) (3)
AREC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CGI) (3)
AREC 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (STS) (3)
AREC 432. Environmental Law (4)
BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (CGI) (3)
BI/Z 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences, and Conservation (3)
BOT 322. Economic and Ethnobotany: Role of Plants in Human Culture (3)
FOR 330. Forest Conservation Economics (4)
FOR 351. Recreation Behavior and Management (4)
FOR 355. Management for Multiple Resource Values (3)
FOR 365. *Issues in Natural Resource Conservation (CGI) (3)
FOR 432. Economics of Recreation Resources (4)
FOR 451. History and Cultural Aspects of Recreation (4)
FOR/FE 456. *International Forestry (CGI) (3)
FOR 460. ^Forest Policy (4)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FOR 463. Environmental Policy and Law Interactions (3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3)
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (DPD) (3)
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (STS) (3)
FW 360. *Origins of F&W Management–Evolution, Genetics and Ecology (3)
FW 415. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3)
FW 439. Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management (3)
FW 462. Ecosystem Services (3)
FW 470. *Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (STS) (3)
FW 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (STS) (3)
GEO 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3)
HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (4)
HSTS 415. *^Theory of Evolution and Foundation of Modern Biology (STS) (4)
PHL 440. Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (CGI) (3)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 476. *Science and Politics (STS) (4)
SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (CGI) (3)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)
Z/BI 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences, and Conversation (3)

Specialization (24 credits)

 

Total Minimum Credits=180

 

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

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 one lower-division course allowed. A maximum of two courses may be taken before formulation and review of the plan. All courses in the specialization are in addition to the courses in the fisheries and wildlife core. 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 that include "fish," "fishery," or "fisheries" in the title should contain at least 12 credits of aquatic sciences. Specializations that include "wildlife" in the title should have at least 12 credits of terrestrial sciences. Specializations that include "marine" in the title should include a term of full-time enrollment (at least 12 credits) at Hatfield Marine Science Center or another approved marine field station. Specializations may include typical on-campus courses, special field courses, a full term of course work at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon, or one or more terms of international exchange. Combined with required internships and a capstone course sequence and group project, fisheries and wildlife science 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/Undergraduate Information/specializations.htm.

Baccalaureate Core

 

Synthesis, Perspectives, and Writing Intensive Courses (24 credits)

 

Communications (9 credits)

COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
 or COMM 114. Argument and Critical Discourse (3)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
WR 222. *English Composition (3)
   or HC 199. Honors Writing/Science (3)
   or PHL 121. *Reasoning and Writing (3)
   or WR 362. *Science Writing (3)

Fisheries and Wildlife Core (110–130 credits)

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (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 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 255. Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife (3)
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)
FW 489. Effective Communications in Fisheries and Wildlife Science (3)
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. Intro to Statistical Methods (4,4)
   or ST 411, ST 412. Methods of Data Analysis (4,4)

Vertebrate Biology (7–8 (7–9 credits)

Select one of the following (3 (3-4 credits):

FW 311. Ornithology (3)
FW 315. Ichthyology (3)
FW 317. Mammalogy (3)
Z 473. Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles (3)
BI/FW 302 Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4) 
Select one of the following (2 credits):

FW 312. Systematics of Birds (2)
FW 316. Systematics of Fishes (2)
FW 318. Systematics of Mammals (2)
Z 474. Systematic Herpetology (2)
Select one additional course from the preceding two lists (2–3 (2–4 credits)

Advanced Core

Genetics and Evolution, select one from below (3–5 credits):

ANS 378. Animal Genetics (4)
BI 311. Genetics (4)
BI 445. Evolution (3)
CSS/PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3)
FW 370. Conservation Genetics (4)
Z 345. *Introduction to Evolution (3)
Z 422. Comparative Anatomy (5)
Behavior and Physiology, select two from below (6–8 credits):
ANS 311 Principles of Animal Nutrition (3)
ANS 314. Animal Physiology (4)
BI 350/Z 350. Animal Behavior (3)
BI 450 or 451. Marine Biology or Marine Biology Lab (8)
BOT 313. Plant Structure (4)
BOT 331. Plant Physiology (4)
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 423. Environmental Physiology (4)
Z 430. Principles of Physiology (4)
Z 431, Z 432. Vertebrate Physiology (4,4)
Z 437. Vertebrate Endocrinology (4)
Habitats and Ecosystems, select one from below (3–5 credits):
BI 450 or 451. Marine Biology or Marine Biology Lab (8)FOR 341. Forest Ecology (3)
FW FOR 342. Forest Types of the Northwest (3)
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5)
FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW 446. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FW 453. Forest Management and Wildlife Conservation (3)
FW 456. Limnology (5)
FW 467. Antarctic Science (4)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
Z 351. Marine Ecology (3) Species Conservation and Management, select two from below (6–8 credits):

FW 419. The Natural History of Whales and Whaling (3)
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 481. Wildlife Ecology (4)

Physical Sciences (9–15 (9–14 credits):

Choose 3 courses from the lists below. No more than 2 courses may be selected from any single category.

Physics and Math, select no more than two from below:

FW/MTH 268. Mathematical Ideas in Biology (4)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
PH 205. *Solar System Astronomy (4)
PH 206. *Stars and Stellar Evolution (4)
PH 207. *Galaxies, Quasars, and Cosmology (4)
PH 211, PH 212, PH 213. *General Physics with Calculus (4,4,4)
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 210. Introduction to the Atmospheric Sciences (3)
CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4) [Taught at EOU LaGrande campus only.]

    or SOIL 205. *Soil 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)
GEO 322. Surface Processes (4)
GEO 323. ^Climatology (4)
OC 331. Introduction to Oceanography (3)
OC 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)

Chemistry, select no more than two from below:

BB 350. Elemental Biochemistry (4)
CH 130. General Chemistry of Living Systems (4)
CH 324. Quantitative Analysis (4)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)
CH 334, CH 335, CH 336. Organic Chemistry (3,3,3)
CH 390. Environmental Chemistry (3)
TOX 360. *The World of Poisons (STS) (3)

Human Dimensions, select 3 from list below (9–12 credits)

AG 301. *Ecosystem Science of Pacific NW Indians (DPD) (3)
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (STS) (3)
AREC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CGI) (3)
AREC 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (STS) (3)
AREC 432. Environmental Law (4)
BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (CGI) (3)
BI/Z 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences, and Conservation (3)
BOT 322. Economic and Ethnobotany: Role of Plants in Human Culture (3)
FOR 330. Forest Conservation Economics (4)
FOR 351. Recreation Behavior and Management (4)
FOR 355. Management for Multiple Resource Values (3)
FOR 365. *Issues in Natural Resource Conservation (CGI) (3)
FOR 432. Economics of Recreation Resources (4)
FOR 451. History and Cultural Aspects of Recreation (4)
FOR/FE 456. *International Forestry (CGI) (3)
FOR 460. ^Forest Policy (4)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FOR 463. Environmental Policy and Law Interactions (3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3)
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (DPD) (3)
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (STS) (3)
FW 360. *Origins of F&W Management–Evolution, Genetics and Ecology (3)
FW 415. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3)
FW 439. Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management (3)
FW 462. Ecosystem Services (3)
FW 470. *Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (STS) (3)
FW 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (STS) (3)
GEO 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3)
HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (4)
HSTS 415. *^Theory of Evolution and Foundation of Modern Biology (STS) (4)
PHL 440. Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (CGI) (3)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 476. *Science and Politics (STS) (4)
SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (CGI) (3)
(4)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)
Z/BI 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences, and Conversation (3)

Specialization (24 credits)

 

Total Minimum Credits=180

 

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

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