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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, August 26, 2014 1:44pm

Comments

Penelope Diebel (College Approver - Agricultural Sciences) August 26, 2014 1:44pm
The College of Agricultural Sciences supports this update to the Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences curriculum.

2. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Sent Back by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, August 27, 2014 1:20pm

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) August 27, 2014 1:20pm
SUMMARY: In the CPS-Requirements: Please correct the following:
a. Please add “231, 232, 233” to CH 261, CH 262, CH 263.
b. Please move the BCC Symbol “*” on OC 201.
c. AREC is in the process of changing to AEC. Would you kindly add “/AEC” to the AREC courses.
d. FW 485 does not have “FS” as a cross listed course. Please remove this.
Thank you for your time, Cheryl

3. Originator Response

Leighann Auer Administrative Program Assist / Fisheries and Wildlife, September 2, 2014 12:28pm

4. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, September 2, 2014 12:47pm

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) September 2, 2014 12:47pm
SUMMARY:
1. This proposal seeks to update the requirements for this program.
2. Academic Programs added CIP 030101.
3. With the approval of the Originator, Academic Programs changed the Effective Term from “Fall 2014” to “Winter 2015”. Cheryl

5. Review - CC Rep - Ag Science

Approved by Michael Bailey Professor / Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci, September 2, 2014 2:00pm

6. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Approved by Michael Bailey Professor / Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci, September 2, 2014 2:00pm

7. Review - Academic Programs

Approved by Gary Beach Coord- Senior Curriculum / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, September 9, 2014 2:09pm

Comments

Gary Beach (Academic Programs) September 9, 2014 2:09pm

Requirements Section:

(1) BI/FW 302. The following was added:
[ECampus and Hatfield Marine Science Center]

(2) FW 370. The following was added:
[ECampus]

(3) FW/BI 421. The following was added:
[ECampus and Hatfield Marine Science Center]

(4) FW 454. The following was added:
[ECampus and Hatfield Marine Science Center]

(5) CSS 205. The following was added:
[EOU LaGrande Campus Only]

(6) FES 365. The following was added:
[OSU-Cascades and ECampus]

APPROVAL: From the perspective of Academic Programs, there are no other identifiable issues or problems associated with this change in major proposal.

--Gary

8. Review - Catalog Coordinator

Approved by Larry Bulling Program Technician 1 / Office of the Registrar, September 9, 2014 2:22pm

Proposal

Proposal ID: 91417
Type: Change Major/Option/Minor/Certificate
Submission Date: September 2, 2014 12:28pm
Approval Date: September 9, 2014 2:22pm
Effective Term: Winter 2015
Justification:
We would like to replace OC 331 (terminated Fall 2014) with the new OC 201 in our Earth Science section of the curriculum. Adding this course is based upon the approved new course proposal for OC 201 that replaces OC 331.

Also, we have adjusted our Specialization guidelines. Often students have completed as part of a previous degree or are completing as part of an OSU minor upper division courses that support their carrier goals. These rules are intended to standardize the number of credits from a prior BS degree, or OSU minor that can be applied in the specialization.
Comments:
We have made all edits as suggested. Please do not add campus offerings in brackets - these frequently change on a term by term basis.

History

Active Version - Submitted September 2, 2014 12:28pm
Version 1 - Submitted July 18, 2014 8:02am

Originators

Name Title Department/School
Leighann Auer Administrative Program Assist Fisheries and Wildlife

Contacts

No contacts

Liaisons

Liaison Status Required
David Bishop IV - Coord-Academic / History Department
Expired Yes
William Braunworth Jr - Department Head / Horticulture
I agree, this sounds like a reasonable idea
(Responded on Jul 3, 2014)
Responded Yes
Susan Capalbo - Senior Vice Provost-Acad Aff / Provost / Exec Vice Pres Not Contacted Yes
Rich Carter - Professor / Chemistry
Expired Yes
Thomas Dick -
no objections
(Responded on Jul 3, 2014)
Responded Yes
Penelope Diebel - Assistant Dean / College of Ag Admin
Expired Yes
Katherine Kelly Donegan - Instructor / Horticulture
Support this proposal.
(Responded on Jul 5, 2014)
Responded Yes
Toni Doolen - Dean / Univ Honors College
approved.
(Responded on Jul 3, 2014)
Responded Yes
Patrick Emerson - Associate Professor / Economics Department Not Contacted Yes
Shawna Grosskopf - Emeritus Appointment / Economics Department
Expired Yes
Anita Grunder - Academic Wage Appt - Hourly / Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci
yes
(Responded on Jul 9, 2014)
Responded Yes
Troy Hall - Department Head / Forest Ecosyst & Society
Expired Yes
Anita Helle - Professor / Sch of Wrtg Lit & Film
Expired Yes
Selina Heppell - Department Head / Fisheries and Wildlife
approved
(Responded on Jul 3, 2014)
Responded Yes
Henri Jansen - Assoc Dean-Acdmc & StudAffairs / College of Science Admin
approved HJ
(Responded on Jul 3, 2014)
Responded Yes
John Killefer - Department Head / Animal & Rnglnd Sciences
No objections, request appears to be appropriate.
(Responded on Jul 15, 2014)
Responded Yes
Denise Lach - Director / Sociology Department
No objections to this revision.
(Responded on Jul 17, 2014)
Responded Yes
Virginia Lesser - Director-Survey Research Cntr / Statistics (Science)
Expired Yes
Robert Mason - Administrator 2-Assoc Dpt Head / Integrative Biology
Expired Yes
Bruce Mc Gough - Associate Professor / Economics
Expired Yes
Terina Mc Lachlain - Mgr-Nat Res Prog/Advisor-Acad / Forest Ecosyst & Society
The Natural Resources Program supports this proposal.
(Responded on Jul 8, 2014)
Responded Yes
J Brock Mc Leod - Advisor-Academic / Biology

(Responded on Jul 3, 2014)
Responded Yes
Claire Montgomery - Department Head / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt
ok
(Responded on Jul 3, 2014)
Responded Yes
Ben Mutschler - Director / History Department
Expired Yes
Richard Nafshun - Senior Instructor II / Chemistry
CC will review.
(Responded on Jul 3, 2014)
Responded Yes
Mina Ossiander - Professor / Mathematics
No objections.
(Responded on Jul 3, 2014)
Responded Yes
Marion Rossi Jr - Associate Dean / Liberal Arts Admin
Expired Yes
Susan Shaw - Professor / Women/Gendr/Sxlt Studies
Expired Yes
Joseph Spatafora - Professor / Ag Botany / Plant Path
Expired Yes
Gregory Thompson - Department Head / General Agriculture
Expired Yes
J Nicole von Germeten - Director-SHPR / Liberal Arts Admin
Expired Yes
Virginia Weis - Professor / Integrative Biology
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 

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 credit hours from the minor towards the specialization (requires approval by Advisor in Minor Department and FW Advisor); 3) Post Baccalaureate 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 HatfieldMarineScienceCenter in Newport, Oregon, or one or more terms of international exchange. A maximum of 12 credit hours, 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 sequence and group project, 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/content/curricula-course-descriptions.

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 Fisheries and Wildlife Core below.

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 327. *Technical Writing (3)
  or WR 362. *Science Writing (3) 

Fisheries and Wildlife Core (111–131 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 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 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. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4,4) 

Vertebrate Biology (7–9 credits)

Select one of the following (3–4 credits):
BI/FW 302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4) [ECamus and Hatfield Marine Science Center]
FW 311. Ornithology (3)
FW 315. Ichthyology (3)
FW 317. Mammalogy (3)
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

Genetics and Evolution, select one from below (3–5 credits):
ANS 378. Animal Genetics (4)
BI 311. Genetics (4)
BI 445. Evolution (3)
CSS/HORT/PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3) [CSS only at Eastern Oregon University]
FW 370. Conservation Genetics (4) [ECampus]
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)
ANS 413. Comparative Nutrition of Domestic and Wild Animals (3)
BI/Z 350. Animal Behavior (3)
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):
FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)
FES 342. Forest Types of the Northwest (3)
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5)
FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW/FOR/RNG 446. Wildland Fire Ecology (3)
FW/FES 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FW 456. Limnology (5)
FW 467. Antarctic Science and Conservation (4)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (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/BI 421. Aquatic Biological Invasions (4) [ECampus or Hatfield Marine Science Center]
FW 451. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW 454. ^Fishery Biology (4) [ECampus or Hatfield Marine Science Center]
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW/Z 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:
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
MTH 268. Mathematical Ideas in Biology (4)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
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)
ATS 320. *The Changing Climate (STS) (3)
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 201. *Oceanography (4)                                                                                                                   OC 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)
SOIL 205. *Soil Science (4) 
   or CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4) [EOU LaGrade Campus Only]

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)

AEC 351 or AREC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CGI) (3)
AEC/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (STS) (3)
   or AREC 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (STS) (3)
AEC 432 or AREC 432. Environmental Law (4)
BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (CGI) (3)
BOT 322. Economic and Ethnobotany: Role of Plants in Human Culture (3)
FES 351. Recreation Behavior and Management (4)
FES 355. Management for Multiple Resource Values (3)
FES 360. Collaboration and Conflict Management (3)
FES 365. *Issues in Natural Resource Conservation (CGI) (3) [OSU-Cascades or ECampus]
FES 432. Economics of Recreation Resources (4)
FOR 330. Forest Conservation Economics (4)
FOR/FE 456. *International Forestry (CGI) (3)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (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/FES 439. ^Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management (3)
FW 462. Ecosystem Services (3)
FW/HSTS 470. *Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (STS) (3)
FW/ANS/FES/SOC 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 (STS) (4)
SOIL/GEO 335. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3)
Z/BI 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences, and Conversation (CGI) (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 four lower-division credits 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 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/content/curricula-course-descriptions.

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 Fisheries and Wildlife Core below.

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) [Also: Eampus]
WR 222. *English Composition (3) [Also: Ecampus]
  or HC 199. *Honors Writing–Science (3)
  or PHL 121. *Reasoning and Writing (3) [Also: Ecampus]
  or WR 327. *Technical Writing (3) [Also: Ecampus]
  or WR 362. *Science Writing (3) [Also: Ecampus]

Fisheries and Wildlife Core (111–131 credits)

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
BI 370. Ecology (3) [Also: Ecampus]
CH 121. General Chemistry (5) [Also: Ecampus]
   and CH 122, CH 123. *General Chemistry (5,5) [Also: Ecampus]
   or CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4) [Also: Ecampus]
    
and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry (1,1,1)[Also: Ecampus]
FW 107. Orientation to Fisheries and Wildlife (1) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 209. Career Skills in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences (1) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 255. Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 307. Specialization Development (1) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 321. Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 410. Internship (2 required) (4–6) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 488. Problem Solving in Fisheries and Wildlife Science (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 489. Effective Communications in Fisheries and Wildlife Science (3) [Also: Ecampus]
MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4) [Also: Ecampus]
  or MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences (4) [Also: Ecampus]
  or MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4) [Also: Ecampus]
ST 351, ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4,4) [Also: Ecampus]

Vertebrate Biology (7–9 credits)

Select one of the following (3–4 credits):
BI/FW 302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4) (Only: Hatfield Marine Science Center or Ecampus)
FW 311. Ornithology (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 315. Ichthyology (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 317. Mammalogy (3) [Also: Ecampus]
Z 473. Herpetology (3)

Select one of the following (2–3 credits):
FW 312. Systematics of Birds (2) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 316. Systematics of Fishes (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 318. Systematics of Mammals (2) [Also: Ecampus]
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) [Also: Ecampus]
BI 311. Genetics (4) [Also: Ecampus]
BI 445. Evolution (3)
CSS/HORT/PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3) [CSS only at Eastern Oregon University]
FW 370. Conservation Genetics (4) [Only: Ecampus]
Z 345. *Introduction to Evolution (3) [Also: Ecampus]
Z 422. Comparative Anatomy (5)

Behavior and Physiology, select two from below (6–8 credits):
ANS 311. Principles of Animal Nutrition (3) [Also: Ecampus]
ANS 314. Animal Physiology (4) [Also: Ecampus]
ANS 413. Comparative Nutrition of Domestic and Wild Animals (3)
BI/Z 350. Animal Behavior (3) [Also: Ecampus]
BOT 313. Plant Structure (4)
BOT 331. Plant Physiology (4) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 471. Environmental Physiology of Fishes (4)
FW 474. Early Life History of Fishes (4) [Also: Hatfield Marine Science Center]
FW 475. Wildlife Behavior (4) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 476. Fish Physiology (4) [Also: Ecampus]
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):
FES 341. Forest Ecology (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FES 342. Forest Types of the Northwest (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5) [Only: Hatfield Marine Science Center]
FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW/FOR/RNG 446. Wildland Fire Ecology (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW/FES 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 456. Limnology (5) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 467. Antarctic Science and Conservation (4) [Also: Hatfield Marine Science Center and Ecampus]
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3) [Also: Ecampus]
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3) [Also: Ecampus]
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) [Only: Hatfield Marine Science Center]
FW/BI 421. Aquatic Biological Invasions (4) [Only: Hatfield Marine Science Center or Ecampus]
FW 451. Avian Conservation and Management (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 454. ^Fishery Biology (4) [Only: Hatfield Marine Science Center or Ecampus]
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4) [Also: Ecampus]
FW/Z 464. Marine Conservation Biology (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 473. Fish Ecology (4) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 481. Wildlife Ecology (4) [Also: Ecampus]

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:
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4) [Also: Ecampus]
MTH 268. Mathematical Ideas in Biology (4)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
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) [Also: Ecampus]
ATS 320. *The Changing Climate (STS) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
GEO 201. *Physical Geology (4)
GEO 202. *Earth Systems Science (4)
GEO 203. *Evolution of Planet Earth (4)
GEO 221. *Environmental Geology (4) [Also: Ecampus]
GEO 305. *Living with Active Cascade Volcanoes (STS) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water, and the Environment (STS) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
GEO 307. *National Park Geology and Preservation (STS) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
GEO 308. *Global Change and Earth Sciences (CGI) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
GEO 322. Surface Processes (4)
GEO 323. ^Climatology (4) [Also: Ecampus]
OC 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)
SOIL 205. *Soil Science (4)  [Also: Ecampus]
   or CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4) [Only at Eastern Oregon University]

Chemistry, select no more than two from below:
BB 350. Elemental Biochemistry (4) [Also: Ecampus]
CH 130. General Chemistry of Living Systems (4) [Also: Ecampus]
CH 324. Quantitative Analysis (4) [Also: Ecampus]
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4) [Also: Ecampus]
CH 334, CH 335, CH 336. Organic Chemistry (3,3,3)
CH 390. Environmental Chemistry (3) [Also: Ecampus]
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) [Also: Ecampus]
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (STS) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
AREC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CGI) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
AREC/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (STS) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
AREC 432. Environmental Law (4) [Also: Ecampus]
BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (CGI) (3)
BOT 322. Economic and Ethnobotany: Role of Plants in Human Culture (3) [Only: Ecampus]
FES 351. Recreation Behavior and Management (4)
FES 355. Management for Multiple Resource Values (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FES 360. Collaboration and Conflict Management (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FES 365. *Issues in Natural Resource Conservation (CGI) (3) [Only: Ecampus]
FES 432. Economics of Recreation Resources (4) [Also: Ecampus]
FOR 330. Forest Conservation Economics (4)
FOR/FE 456. *International Forestry (CGI) (3)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (DPD) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (STS) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 360. *Origins of F&W Management–Evolution, Genetics, and Ecology (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW 415. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW/FES 439. ^Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management (3) [Only: Ecampus]
FW 462. Ecosystem Services (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW/HSTS 470. *Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (STS) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW/ANS/FES/FS/SOC 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (STS) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
GEO 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3) [Also: Ecampus]
HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (4) [Also: Ecampus]
HSTS 415. *^Theory of Evolution and Foundation of Modern Biology (STS) (4)
PHL 440. Environmental Ethics (3) [Also: Ecampus]
PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (CGI) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4) [Also: Ecampus]
PS 476. *Science and Politics (STS) (4) [Also: Ecampus]
SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (CGI) (4) [Also: Ecampus]
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (STS) (4) [Also: Ecampus]
SOIL/GEO 335. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3) [Also: Ecampus]
Z/BI 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences, and Conversation (CGI) (3) [Also: Ecampus]

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 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 before formulation and review prior to approval of the plan. All courses 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 credit hours from the minor towards the specialization (requires approval by Advisor in Minor Department and FW Advisor); 3) Post Baccalaureate students who are in addition to the courses in the fisheries and wildlife core. 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, courses (when college credit is earned), a full term of course work at the Hatfield Marine Science Center HatfieldMarineScienceCenterin Newport, Oregon, Newport, Oregon, or one or more terms of international exchange. A maximum of 12 credit hours, 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 sequence and group project, fisheries and wildlife science 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/content/curricula-course-descriptions.

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 Fisheries and Wildlife Core below.

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) [Also: Eampus]

WR 222. *English Composition (3) [Also: Ecampus]

  or HC 199. *Honors Writing–Science (3)
(3)
  or PHL 121. *Reasoning and Writing (3) [Also: Ecampus]

  or WR 327. *Technical Writing (3) [Also: Ecampus]

  or WR 362. *Science Writing (3) [Also: Ecampus](3) 

Fisheries and Wildlife Core (111–131 credits)

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
BI 370. Ecology (3) [Also: Ecampus]

CH 121. General Chemistry (5) [Also: Ecampus]

   and CH 122, CH 123. *General Chemistry (5,5) [Also: Ecampus]

   or CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4) [Also: Ecampus]

     and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)[Also: Ecampus]

FW 107. Orientation to Fisheries and Wildlife (1) [Also: Ecampus]
(1)
FW 209. Career Skills in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences (1) [Also: Ecampus]
(1)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
FW 255. Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife (3) [Also: Ecampus]

FW 307. Specialization Development (1) [Also: Ecampus]

FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4) [Also: Ecampus]

FW 321. Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology (3) [Also: Ecampus]

FW 410. Internship (2 required) (4–6) [Also: Ecampus]
(4–6)
FW 488. Problem Solving in Fisheries and Wildlife Science (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
FW 489. Effective Communications in Fisheries and Wildlife Science (3) [Also: Ecampus]

MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4) [Also: Ecampus]
(4)
  or MTH 245. *Mathematics for Management, Life, and Social Sciences (4) [Also: Ecampus]

  or MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4) [Also: Ecampus]
(4)
ST 351, ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4,4) [Also: Ecampus](4,4) 

Vertebrate Biology (7–9 credits)

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

BI/FW 302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4) (Only: [ECamus and Hatfield Marine Science Center or Ecampus)
Center]
FW 311. Ornithology (3) [Also: Ecampus]

FW 315. Ichthyology (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
FW 317. Mammalogy (3) [Also: Ecampus]

Z 473. Herpetology (3)

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

FW 312. Systematics of Birds (2) [Also: Ecampus]
(2)
FW 316. Systematics of Fishes (3) [Also: Ecampus]

FW 318. Systematics of Mammals (2) [Also: Ecampus]

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) [Also: Ecampus]

BI 311. Genetics (4) [Also: Ecampus]

BI 445. Evolution (3)
CSS/HORT/PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3) [CSS only at Eastern Oregon University]

FW 370. Conservation Genetics (4) [Only: Ecampus]
[ECampus]
Z 345. *Introduction to Evolution (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
Z 422. Comparative Anatomy (5)

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

ANS 311. Principles of Animal Nutrition (3) [Also: Ecampus]

ANS 314. Animal Physiology (4) [Also: Ecampus]

ANS 413. Comparative Nutrition of Domestic and Wild Animals (3)
BI/Z 350. Animal Behavior (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
BOT 313. Plant Structure (4)
BOT 331. Plant Physiology (4) [Also: Ecampus]

FW 471. Environmental Physiology of Fishes (4)
FW 474. Early Life History of Fishes (4) [Also: Hatfield Marine Science Center]

FW 475. Wildlife Behavior (4) [Also: Ecampus]
(4)
FW 476. Fish Physiology (4) [Also: Ecampus]

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):

FES 341. Forest Ecology (3) [Also: Ecampus]

FES 342. Forest Types of the Northwest (3) [Also: Ecampus]

FES/FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4) [Also: Ecampus]

FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5) [Only: Hatfield Marine Science Center]

FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3) [Also: Ecampus]

FW/FOR/RNG 446. Wildland Fire Ecology (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
FW/FES 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
FW 456. Limnology (5) [Also: Ecampus]
(5)
FW 467. Antarctic Science and Conservation (4) [Also: Hatfield Marine Science Center and Ecampus]

FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3) [Also: Ecampus]

RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3) [Also: Ecampus]

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) [Only: Hatfield Marine Science Center]

FW/BI 421. Aquatic Biological Invasions (4) [Only: [ECampus or Hatfield Marine Science Center or Ecampus]
Center]
FW 451. Avian Conservation and Management (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
FW 454. ^Fishery Biology (4) [Only: [ECampus or Hatfield Marine Science Center or Ecampus]
Center]
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4) [Also: Ecampus]
(4)
FW/Z 464. Marine Conservation Biology (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
FW 473. Fish Ecology (4) [Also: Ecampus]

FW 481. Wildlife Ecology (4) [Also: Ecampus](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:

MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4) [Also: Ecampus]

MTH 268. Mathematical Ideas in Biology (4)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
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) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
ATS 320. *The Changing Climate (STS) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
GEO 201. *Physical Geology (4)
GEO 202. *Earth Systems Science (4)
GEO 203. *Evolution of Planet Earth (4)
GEO 221. *Environmental Geology (4) [Also: Ecampus]

GEO 305. *Living with Active Cascade Volcanoes (STS) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water, and the Environment (STS) (3) [Also: Ecampus]

GEO 307. *National Park Geology and Preservation (STS) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
GEO 308. *Global Change and Earth Sciences (CGI) (3) [Also: Ecampus]

GEO 322. Surface Processes (4)
GEO 323. ^Climatology (4) [Also: Ecampus]

OC 201. *Oceanography (4)                                                                                                                   OC 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)
SOIL 205. *Soil Science (4)  [Also: Ecampus]
(4) 
   or CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4) [Only at Eastern Oregon University](4) [EOU LaGrade Campus Only]

Chemistry, select no more than two from below:

BB 350. Elemental Biochemistry (4) [Also: Ecampus]
(4)
CH 130. General Chemistry of Living Systems (4) [Also: Ecampus]

CH 324. Quantitative Analysis (4) [Also: Ecampus]

CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4) [Also: Ecampus]
(4,4)
CH 334, CH 335, CH 336. Organic Chemistry (3,3,3)
CH 390. Environmental Chemistry (3) [Also: Ecampus]

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) [Also: Ecampus]

ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (STS) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)

AEC 351 or AREC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CGI) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
AREC/ECON
(3)
AEC/ECON
352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (STS) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
   or
AREC 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (STS) (3)
AEC 432 or
AREC 432. Environmental Law (4) [Also: Ecampus]

BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (CGI) (3)
BOT 322. Economic and Ethnobotany: Role of Plants in Human Culture (3) [Only: Ecampus]
(3)
FES 351. Recreation Behavior and Management (4)
FES 355. Management for Multiple Resource Values (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
FES 360. Collaboration and Conflict Management (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
FES 365. *Issues in Natural Resource Conservation (CGI) (3) [Only: Ecampus]
[OSU-Cascades or ECampus]
FES 432. Economics of Recreation Resources (4) [Also: Ecampus]
(4)
FOR 330. Forest Conservation Economics (4)
FOR/FE 456. *International Forestry (CGI) (3)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3) [Also: Ecampus]

FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (DPD) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (STS) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
FW 360. *Origins of F&W Management–Evolution, Genetics, and Ecology (3) [Also: Ecampus]

FW 415. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
FW/FES 439. ^Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management (3) [Only: Ecampus]

FW 462. Ecosystem Services (3) [Also: Ecampus]
(3)
FW/HSTS 470. *Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (STS) (3) [Also: Ecampus]
FW/ANS/FES/FS/SOC
(3)
FW/ANS/FES/SOC
485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (STS) (3) [Also: Ecampus]

GEO 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3) [Also: Ecampus]

HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (4) [Also: Ecampus]

HSTS 415. *^Theory of Evolution and Foundation of Modern Biology (STS) (4)
PHL 440. Environmental Ethics (3) [Also: Ecampus]

PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (CGI) (3) [Also: Ecampus]

PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4) [Also: Ecampus]

PS 476. *Science and Politics (STS) (4) [Also: Ecampus]

SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (CGI) (4) [Also: Ecampus]

SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (STS) (4) [Also: Ecampus]
(4)
SOIL/GEO 335. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3) [Also: Ecampus]

Z/BI 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences, and Conversation (CGI) (3) [Also: Ecampus](3)

Specialization (24 credits)

 

Total Minimum Credits=180

 

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

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