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Change Graduate Major
Fisheries and Wildlife Administration - PSM

Status: Approved (Previous Version)

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1. Review - College Approver - Agricultural Sciences

Approved by Penelope Diebel Assistant Dean / College of Ag Admin, September 11, 2014 3:17pm

Comments

Penelope Diebel (College Approver - Agricultural Sciences) September 11, 2014 3:17pm
The College of Agricultural Sciences supports the changes proposed by Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences to accommodate the loss of a centralized Professional Master's (PSM) degree. The department wishes to continue to offer their program and can therefore customize the program to fit their needs and to replace the previous PSM courses.

2. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Sent Back by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, September 12, 2014 9:07am

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) September 12, 2014 9:07am
SUMMARY:
1. Does this Program affect Cascades Campus? If the answer is yes, please contact them by email and attached the email response to the documents section.
2. In the Requirements section:
a. Please add the crosslisted designators to the following course: FES 535, FW 553, FW 564, FES 522, MCB 671, FES 555, FES 535, FES 585, WR 525.
b. AREC is converting to AEC. Please add AEC to all AREC courses: AREC 534, AREC 544, AREC 552.
c. Please add the course credit hours to: FES 555.
d. Course Titles must appear the same as the Online Catalog, please correct: FW 549, SNR 511.
3. I notice many of your courses listed are indented. Is this intended as an “or” or “and” situation? If this is meant as “or” situation, please add this.
Thank you for your time, Cheryl

3. Originator Response

Leighann Auer Administrative Program Assist / Fisheries and Wildlife, October 16, 2014 9:36am

Comments

Leighann Auer October 16, 2014 9:36am
This program does not affect Cascades Campus. We have added all cross list designators, and courses that are converting their subjects. The indentations, are shown correctly (the comparison view is not accurate) but the proposed view is.

4. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, October 20, 2014 10:26am

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) October 20, 2014 10:26am
SUMMARY:
This proposal seeks to seeks to change the course credit requirements from “23” to “45”, update the Program Description, and change the Requirements for the Graduate Major.

Academic Programs spoke to the Originator regarding their request for Effective Term of Fall 2014. They feel their current students will benefit from this change and Graduate School has approved. If there are any ask questions please contact Selina Heppel.

Academic Programs added CIP 039999

Originator has requested Ecampus or Hatfield Science Center not be placed after course titles. Teaching location changes every term.

BI/FES/MCB/TOX 535 – this string of courses had BCB and that course was changed to MCB.

PHL 543 was moved to accommodate the alpha/numeric requirement.
Cheryl

5. Review - Graduate Committee - Ag Science (F-Z)

Approved by Darrell Ross Professor / Forest Ecosyst & Society, October 21, 2014 7:16am

6. Review - CC Rep - Ag Science

Approved by Michael Bailey Professor / Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci, October 21, 2014 3:30pm

7. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Approved by Michael Bailey Professor / Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci, October 21, 2014 3:30pm

8. Review - Academic Programs

Approved by Gary Beach Coord- Senior Curriculum / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, October 22, 2014 1:13pm

Comments

Gary Beach (Academic Programs) October 22, 2014 1:13pm

Effective Term:
The effective term was changed from:
Fall Term 2014
to
Winter Term 2015
(The proposed changes to the degree requirements and courses are too extensive. --GLB)

Requirements Section--
(1) FW 526: The following was added:
"...Human Dimensions".

(2) FW/BI/Z 564: The following change was made:
FW/BI/Z 564
to
FW/BI 564
(The Z course is being dropped effective Winter Term 2015.)

(3) PS 555: The course title was changed from:
Politics of Climate Change
to
The Politics of Climate Change

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

--Gary

9. Review - Catalog Coordinator

Approved by Larry Bulling Academic Wage Appt - Hourly / Office of the Registrar, October 22, 2014 1:41pm

Proposal

Proposal ID: 91663
Type: Change Major/Option/Minor/Certificate
Submission Date: October 16, 2014 9:36am
Approval Date: October 22, 2014 1:41pm
Effective Term: Winter 2015
Justification:
The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree is no longer a centralized program at OSU. Most of the required PSM courses are no longer offered, and there is no central authority for oversight of program elements. This allows us to tailor our PSM more specifically to the needs of our target student audience: working professionals in the natural resources field, primarily state and federal agencies.

Costs of graduate tuition and fees make it important for us to have a program that is in line with requirements for other master’s degrees. We feel that we can continue to meet our learning outcomes with 45 credits rather than 57, thereby saving our students several thousand dollars. Many more graduate level courses in natural resources and social sciences have become available, while others have been renamed or cancelled. This proposal follows a comprehensive review of available online course offerings.

This change allows the degree total credit requirement be equal to 45 credits. The original requirement of 23 credits in this Core was based on a required minimum of 23 credits with "STEM" content (half of a standard 45 credit master's degree), defined by the National PSM Association. The review board for the PSM Association mistakenly did not count social science as "STEM"; our STEM content actually exceeds the required 23 credits for affiliation, particularly if the Internship Project credits are counted as STEM.

The Learner Outcomes for PSMFWA were developed during the original program proposal development. We have simplified and updated the list to better reflect our expectations for knowledge and skills in each area of course requirement, and to accommodate changes in available Professional Skills course offerings. Our Learner Outcome Assessment form, completed by each committee member at defense, links directly to these Outcomes.
Comments:
You may reference our updated learner outcomes here: http://fw.oregonstate.edu/system/files/u3034/DFW%20PSM%20Learning%20Outcomes.pdf

History

Active Version - Submitted October 16, 2014 9:36am
Version 1 - Submitted September 2, 2014 12:06pm

Originators

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

Contacts

Name Title Department/School
Selina Heppell Department Head Fisheries and Wildlife

Liaisons

Liaison Status Required
Anita Azarenko - Associate Dean / Graduate School Admin
Expired No
David Bernell - Associate Professor / School of Public Policy Not Contacted Yes
John Bolte - Department Head / Biol & Ecol Engineering
Expired Yes
Alfonso Bradoch - Dir-Dept & Studen Svcs / Extended Campus
Expired No
William Braunworth Jr - Department Head / Horticulture Not Contacted Yes
Rich Carter - Professor / Chemistry Not Contacted Yes
Patrick Emerson - Associate Professor / Economics Department
Expired Yes
Lee Ann Garrison - Director-Sch of Arts & Comm / Liberal Arts Admin
Expired Yes
Trischa Goodnow - Professor / Speech Communication Not Contacted Yes
Anita Grunder - Academic Wage Appt - Hourly / Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci
OK
(Responded on Aug 18, 2014)
Responded Yes
Troy Hall - Department Head / Forest Ecosyst & Society
Expired Yes
Anita Helle - Professor / Sch of Wrtg Lit & Film Not Contacted Yes
Selina Heppell - Department Head / Fisheries and Wildlife
approved
(Responded on Aug 18, 2014)
Responded Yes
Denise Lach - Director / Sociology Department
Expired Yes
Virginia Lesser - Director-Survey Research Cntr / Statistics (Science)
Expired Yes
Robert Mason - Administrator 2-Assoc Dpt Head / Integrative Biology Not Contacted Yes
Terina Mc Lachlain - Mgr-Nat Res Prog/Advisor-Acad / Forest Ecosyst & Society
The Natural Resources Program supports this proposal.
(Responded on Aug 14, 2014)
Responded Yes
Brock Mc Leod - Coord-UndergradSucces&Engagmnt / Integrative Biology Not Contacted Yes
Ben Mutschler - Director / History Department
Expired Yes
Joseph Orosco - Associate Professor / Philosophy Department Not Contacted Yes
Alena Paulenova - Professor / Sch Nuclear Sci & Engr Not Contacted Yes
Shannon Riggs - Director / Extended Campus
Expired No
Marion Rossi Jr - Associate Dean / Liberal Arts Admin
Expired No
Darlene Russ-Eft - Professor / Adult Ed and Leadership Not Contacted Yes
Susan Shaw - Professor / Women/Gendr/Sxlt Studies
I support this proposal.
(Responded on Aug 18, 2014)
Responded Yes
Joseph Spatafora - Distinguished Professor / Ag Botany / Plant Path
Expired Yes
Gregory Thompson - Department Head / General Agriculture
Expired Yes
Susan Tornquist - Dean / Veterinary Medicine Not Contacted Yes

Program Information

Program Title: Fisheries and Wildlife Administration - PSM 
CIP Code: 039999
College/Department or College/School: College of Agricultural Sciences / Fisheries and Wildlife 

Program Type: Graduate Major 
Description: Updated 

Selina Heppell, Associate Department Head of Academic Affairs                                                               Professional Science Master's in Fisheries and Wildlife Administration Program Director
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
104 Nash Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
541-737-9039
Email: selina.heppell@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://psm.science.oregonstate.edu/fisheries-and-wildlife-administration

The Professional Science Master’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Administration (PSMFWA) provides advanced training for early- and mid-career professionals employed by natural resources agencies, non-government organizations, and other entities with a need for expertise in fisheries and wildlife science. Applicants must have at least 5 years of experience working in a natural resource field. The PSMFWA degree will help employers meet workforce planning goals and contribute to self-improvement goals of current employees.

The 45-credit PSMFWA curriculum is organized into five main sections:

  1. Biophysical sciences core (20 credits)
  2. Social sciences core (12 credits)
  3. Business communication and management skills core (6 credits)
  4. Ethics (1 credit)
  5. Internship (6 credits)

It is taught primarily as a distance, online curriculum via Ecampus, although some students may choose to work toward the PSMFWA degree while in residence at OSU or at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

The PSMFWA degree is offered as a non-thesis program only. Students have an advisor and graduate committee to review their program of study, provide career and internship advice, and evaluate a final report based on the internship experience.

For general information about the FW PSM program, visit the PSM website: http://fw.oregonstate.edu/content/psm-fisheries-wildlife-administration or contact the Associate Department Head of Academic Programs, Selina Heppell at 541-737-9039.

Selina Heppell, Director
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
104 Nash Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
541-737-9039
Email: selina.heppell@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://psm.science.oregonstate.edu/fisheries-and-wildlife-administration

The Professional Science Master’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Administration (PSMFWA) provides advanced training for early- and mid-career professionals employed by natural resources agencies, non-government organizations, and other entities with a need for expertise in fisheries and wildlife science. Applicants must have at least 5 years of experience working in a natural resource field. The PSMFWA degree will help employers meet workforce planning goals and contribute to self-improvement goals of current employees.

The 57-credit PSMFWA curriculum is organized into four main sections:

  1. Biophysical sciences core (23 credits)
  2. Social sciences core (16 credits)
  3. Business communication and management skills core (12 credits)
  4. Internship (6 credits)

It is taught primarily as a distance, online curriculum via Ecampus, although some students may choose to work toward the PSMFWA degree while in residence at OSU or at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

The PSMFWA degree is offered as a non-thesis program only. Students have an advisor and graduate committee to review their program of study, provide career and internship advice, and evaluate a final report based on the internship experience.

For general information about PSM programs, visit the PSM website http://psm.science.oregonstate.edu/ or contact the PSM Director, 2082 Cordley Hall, Corvallis OR 97331, 541-737-5259; email: kirstin.carroll@oregonstate.edu.

Selina Heppell, Associate Department Head of Academic Affairs                                                               Professional Science Master's in Fisheries and Wildlife Administration Program Director

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
104 Nash Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
541-737-9039
Email: selina.heppell@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://psm.science.oregonstate.edu/fisheries-and-wildlife-administration

The Professional Science Master’s Master’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Administration (PSMFWA) provides advanced training for early- and mid-career professionals employed by natural resources agencies, non-government organizations, and other entities with a need for expertise in fisheries and wildlife science. Applicants must have at least 5 years of experience working in a natural resource field. The PSMFWA degree will help employers meet workforce planning goals and contribute to self-improvement goals of current employees.

The 57-credit 45-credit PSMFWA curriculum is organized into four five main sections:

Biophysical sciences core (23 (20 credits)Social sciences core (16 (12 credits)Business communication and management skills core (12 (6 credits)Ethics (1 credit) Internship (6 credits)

It is taught primarily as a distance, online curriculum via Ecampus, although some students may choose to work toward the PSMFWA degree while in residence at OSU or at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

The PSMFWA degree is offered as a non-thesis program only. Students have an advisor and graduate committee to review their program of study, provide career and internship advice, and evaluate a final report based on the internship experience.

For general information about the FW PSM programs, program, visit the PSM website website: http://psm.science.oregonstate.edu/http://fw.oregonstate.edu/content/psm-fisheries-wildlife-administration or contact the PSM Director, 2082 Cordley Hall, Corvallis OR 97331, 541-737-5259; email: kirstin.carroll@oregonstate.edu.

Associate Department Head of Academic Programs, Selina Heppell at 541-737-9039.
Requirements: Updated 

Course substitutions must be approved by the program coordinator.

Most of our courses are offered through Ecampus, but some may be offered through Corvallis, Cascades or Hatfield Marine Science Center. Please check course offerings through the online Catalog or consult with the program advisor.

Biophysical Sciences Core Courses (20 credits mininmum), including at least 1 Quantitative Skills course

Fisheries and Wildlife-Related Science

BOT 540. Field Methods in Plant Ecology (4)
BI/FES/MCB/TOX 535. Genes and Chemicals in Agriculture: Value and Risk (3)                                 FES 536. Carbon Sequestration in Forests (2)                                                                                      FES 548. Biology of Invasive Plants (3)
FW 519. The Natural History of Whales and Whaling (3)
FW 521. Aquatic Biological Invasions (4)
FW 526. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5) can count as FW core - or- Human Dimensions
FW 527. Principles of Wildlife Diseases (4)
FW 535. Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW/FES 545. Ecological Restoration (4)
FW 551. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW/FS 553. Forest Wildlife Habitat Management (4)
FW 554. Fishery Biology (4)FW 556. Limnology (5)
FW 558. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 562. Ecosystem Services (3)
FW 563. Conservation Biology of Wildlife (3)
FW/BI 564. Marine Conservation Biology (3)
FW 565. Marine Fisheries (4)
FW/HSTS 570. Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (3)
FW 573. Fish Ecology and Conservation (4)
FW 575. Wildlife Behavior (4)
FW 576. Fish Physiology (4)
FW 579. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
FW 580. Stream Ecology (3)
FW 581. Wildlife Ecology (4)
FW 597. Aquaculture (3)
FW599. Special Topics in Fisheries and Wildlife (2–4)
MNR 530. Tropical Forest Ecology and Management: A Global Perspective (3)                                   RHP 588. Radioecology (3)
SNR 530. Ecological Principles of Sustainable Natural Resources (3)
SNR 540. Global Environmental Change (3)

Quantitative Skills in FW Science (1 course mininmum)
BEE 511. Global Environmental Change: Using Data to Inform Decisions (3)   
CH 584. Instruments and Online Interactions in the Sciences (3)
CH 590 Computer Programming for Scientists (3)                                                                               FES/MNR 522. Research Methods in Social Science (4)                                                                       FW 524. Introduction to Fisheries Assessment (3)
FW 531. Dynamics of Marine Biological Resources (4)
FW 538. Structured Decision Making in Natural Resource Mgmt Lab (2)
FW 540. Vertebrate Population Dynamics (4)
GEO 544. Remote Sensing (4)
GEO 565. Geographic Information Systems and Science (4)
MCB/VMB 671. Molecular Tools (3)
ST 511. Methods of Data Analysis (4) (Continues as ST 512, ST 513)

Social Sciences Core Courses (12 credits minimum)


Required (5 credits):

FW 537. Structured Decision Making in Natural Resource Management (2)                                                       and                                                                                                                                             
FW 620. Ecological Policy (3)
   or FW 515. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3)

Plus 7 additional credits, with at least one course from each group:

Policy Courses
AREC/AEC 532. Environmental Law (4)                                                                                               FES/HORT 555. Urban Forest Planning, Policy and Management (4)
FW 522. Introduction to Ocean Law (3)
GEO 523. Land Use in the American West (3)
PS 555. The Polictics of Climate Change (4)
PS 575. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 576. Science and Politics (4)
PS 577. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)                                                                   WRP 523. Environmental Water Transactions (3)

Human Dimensions Courses
AREC/AEC 534. Environmental and Resource Economics (3)
AREC/AEC 544 Commodity Futures and Options Markets (4)                                                             AREC/AEC/MRM 552. Marine Economics (3)
BI/FES/MCB/TOX 535. Genes and Chemicals in Agriculture: Value and Risk (3)                                 FES 553. Nature-based Tourism (3)                                                                                                     FES 554. Managing at the Wildland-Urban Interface (3)
FES/ANS/FW/SOC 585. Consesus and Natural Resources (3)                                                             FES 592. Ecosystem Services Ecology, Sociology, Policy (3)
FW 526. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5) can count as FW core -or- Human Dimensions                                                      
FW 549. History of Fisheries Science (3)                                                                                               GEO 524. International Water Resource Management (3)
GEO 525. Water Resources Management in the United States (3)
PHL 543. World Views and Environmental Values (3)
SNR 511. Sustainable Natural Resource Development (1)
SNR 520. Social Aspects of Sustainable Natural Resources (3)
SNR 521. Economics of Sustainable Natural Resource Management (3)
SNR 535. Sustainable Management of Aquatic and Riparian Resources (3)
SNR 540. Global Environmental Change (3)
SOC 580. Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 581. Society and Natural Resources (4)                                                                                       WGSS 540. Women and Natural Resources (3)

Business, Communication, and Management Skills Core Courses (6 credits minimum)

AG 521. Leadership Development (3)                                                                                                       AHE 534. Organizations and Systems Theory (4)                                                                                     COMM 550. Communication and the Practice of Science (3)                                                                   FES 593. Environmental Interpretation (4)
FW 514. Professional Development: Meeting Communications (1)
PS 579. Topics in Public Policy and Public Administration (4)
PSM/WR 525. Advanced Scientific and Technical Writing (4)
WRP 521. Water Conflict Management and Transformation (3)

Ethics (1 credit minimum)

GRAD 520. Responsible Conduct of Research (1)                                                                                   PHL 540. Environmental Ethics (3)                                                                                                           PHL 547. Research Ethics (3)                                                                                                                 SNR 522. Basic Beliefs and Ethics in Natural Resources (3)                                                                                                       

Internship (6 credits minimum)

FW 510 Professional Internship (1–16)
   or FW 506. Projects (1–6)

Total Credits=45 minimum

All courses on these lists are available online. Students taking on-campus or hybrid courses may find logical substitutions that can be approved by the Program Director. 

Course substitutions must be approved by the program coordinator.

Most of our courses are offered through Ecampus, but some may be offered through Corvallis, Cascades or Hatfield Marine Science Center. Please check course offerings through the online Catalog or consult with the program advisor.

Biophysical Sciences Core Courses (23 credits min)


Required:

FW 537. Structured Decision Making in Natural Resource Management (2)

Plus 21 additional credits, with at least one Skills course:

Fisheries and Wildlife-Related Science
BEE 512. Physical Hydrology (3)
BOT 540. Field Methods in Vegetation Science (4)
FES 536. Carbon Sequestration in Forests (2)
FES 537. Belowground Ecosystems (3)
FES 548. Biology of Invasive Plants (3)
FW 519. The Natural History of Whales and Whaling (3)
FW 520. Ecology and Management of Marine Fishes (3)
FW 521. Aquatic Biological Invasions (4)
FW 526. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5)  
FW 527. Principles of Wildlife Diseases (4)
FW 535. Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW/FES 545. Ecological Restoration (4)
FW 551. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW 553. Forest Wildlife Habitat Management (4)  
FW 554. Fishery Biology (4)
FW 556. Limnology (5)
FW 558. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 562. Ecosystem Services (3) Counts as FW core OR Human Dimensions 
FW 563. Conservation Biology of Wildlife (3)
FW 564. Marine Conservation Biology (3)
FW 565. Marine Fisheries (4)
FW/HSTS 570. Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (3)
FW 573. Fish Ecology and Conservation (4)
FW 575. Wildlife Behavior (4)
FW 576. Fish Physiology (4)
FW 579. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
FW 580. Stream Ecology (3)
FW 581. Wildlife Ecology (4)
FW 599. Special Topics in Fisheries and Wildlife (2–4)
SNR 530. Ecological Principles of Sustainable Natural Resources (3)
SNR 540. Global Environmental Change (3)

Quantitative Skills in FW Science
FW 524. Introduction to Fisheries Assessment (3)
FW 531. Dynamics of Marine Biological Resources (4)
FW 538. Structured Decision Making in Natural Resource Mgmt Lab (2)
FW 540. Vertebrate Population Dynamics (4)
GEO 544. Remote Sensing (4)
GEO 565. Geographic Information Systems and Science (4)
ST 511. Methods of Data Analysis (4) (Continues as ST 512, ST 513)

Social Sciences Core Courses (16 credits min.)


Required:

ANS/FES/FW/SOC 585. Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
FW 620. Ecological Policy (3)
   or FW 515. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3)

Plus 10 additional credits, with at least one course from each group:

Policy Courses
AREC/AEC 532. Environmental Law (4)
ES 544. Native American Law: Tribes, Treaties, and the United States (4)
FW 522. Introduction to Ocean Law (3)
GEO 523. Land Use in the American West (3)
PS 575. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 576. Science and Politics (4)
PS 577. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)

Human Dimensions Courses
ANTH 581. Natural Resources and Community Values (4)
AREC/AEC 534. Environmental and Resource Economics (3)
AREC/AEC/MRM 552. Marine Economics (3)
FES 592. Ecosystem Services Ecology, Sociology, Policy (3)
FW 562. Ecosystem Services (3) Counts as FW core OR Human Dimensions
GEO 524. International Water Resource Management (3)
GEO 525. Water Resources Management in the United States (3)
MNR 511. Introduction to Sustainable Natural Resources (3)
SNR 520. Social Aspects of Sustainable Natural Resources (3)
SNR 521. Economics of Sustainable Natural Resource Management (3)
SNR 522. Basic Beliefs and Ethics in Natural Resources (3)
SNR 535. Sustainable Management of Aquatic and Riparian Resources (3)
PHL 540. Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL 543. World Views and Environmental Values (3)
PHL 547. Research Ethics (3)
SOC 556. Science and Technology in Social Context (4) 
SOC 580. Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 581. Society and Natural Resources (4)

Business, Communication, and Management Skills Core Courses (12 credits min.)

COMM 550. Communication and the Practice of Science (3)
FES 593. Environmental Interpretation (4)
FW 514. Professional Development: Meeting Communications (1)
PS 579. Topics in Public Policy and Public Administration (4)
PSM 513. Professional Skills (3)
PSM 525. Advanced Scientific and Technical Writing (4)
PSM 565. Accounting and Finance for Scientists (3)
PSM 566. Project Management and Marketing Scientific Technologies (3)
PSM 567. Innovation Management (PSM capstone) (3)
PSM 599. Special Topics (3)
WRP 521. Water Conflict Management and Transformation (3)
WRP 599. Special Topics (1–16)

Internship (6 credits min.)

FW 510 Professional Internship (1–16)
   or FW 506. Projects (1–6)

Total Credits=57 minimum

Course substitutions must be approved by the program coordinator.

Most of our courses are offered through Ecampus, but some may be offered through Corvallis, Cascades or Hatfield Marine Science Center. Please check course offerings through the online Catalog or consult with the program advisor.

Biophysical Sciences Core Courses (23 (20 credits min)


Required:

FW 537. Structured Decision Making in Natural Resource Management (2)

Plus 21 additional credits, with mininmum), including at least one 1 Quantitative Skills course:

course

Fisheries and Wildlife-Related Science
BEE 512. Physical Hydrology (3)

BOT 540. Field Methods in Vegetation Science (4)
Plant Ecology (4)
BI/FES/MCB/TOX 535. Genes and Chemicals in Agriculture: Value and Risk (3)                                
FES 536. Carbon Sequestration in Forests (2)
FES 537. Belowground Ecosystems (3)
(2)                                                                                      FES 548. Biology of Invasive Plants (3)
FW 519. The Natural History of Whales and Whaling (3)
FW 520. Ecology and Management of Marine Fishes (3)
FW 521. Aquatic Biological Invasions (4)
FW 526. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5)  
can count as FW core - or- Human Dimensions
FW 527. Principles of Wildlife Diseases (4)
FW 535. Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW/FES 545. Ecological Restoration (4)
FW 551. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW FW/FS 553. Forest Wildlife Habitat Management (4)  
(4)
FW 554. Fishery Biology (4)
FW
(4)FW 556. Limnology (5)
FW 558. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 562. Ecosystem Services (3) Counts as FW core OR Human Dimensions 
(3)
FW 563. Conservation Biology of Wildlife (3)
FW FW/BI 564. Marine Conservation Biology (3)
FW 565. Marine Fisheries (4)
FW/HSTS 570. Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (3)
FW 573. Fish Ecology and Conservation (4)
FW 575. Wildlife Behavior (4)
FW 576. Fish Physiology (4)
FW 579. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
FW 580. Stream Ecology (3)
FW 581. Wildlife Ecology (4)
FW 599. FW 597. Aquaculture (3)
FW599.
Special Topics in Fisheries and Wildlife (2–4)
MNR 530. Tropical Forest Ecology and Management: A Global Perspective (3)                                   RHP 588. Radioecology (3)
SNR 530. Ecological Principles of Sustainable Natural Resources (3)
SNR 540. Global Environmental Change (3)

Quantitative Skills in FW Science
Science (1 course mininmum)
BEE 511. Global Environmental Change: Using Data to Inform Decisions (3)   
CH 584. Instruments and Online Interactions in the Sciences (3)
CH 590 Computer Programming for Scientists (3)                                                                               FES/MNR 522. Research Methods in Social Science (4)                                                                      
FW 524. Introduction to Fisheries Assessment (3)
FW 531. Dynamics of Marine Biological Resources (4)
FW 538. Structured Decision Making in Natural Resource Mgmt Lab (2)
FW 540. Vertebrate Population Dynamics (4)
GEO 544. Remote Sensing (4)
GEO 565. Geographic Information Systems and Science (4)
MCB/VMB 671. Molecular Tools (3)
ST 511. Methods of Data Analysis (4) (Continues as ST 512, ST 513)

Social Sciences Core Courses (16 (12 credits min.)minimum)


Required: Required (5 credits):

ANS/FES/FW/SOC 585. Consensus and

FW 537. Structured Decision Making in

Natural Resources (3)
Resource Management (2)                                                       and                                                                                                                                             
FW 620. Ecological Policy (3)
   or    or FW 515. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3)

Plus 10 7 additional credits, with at least one course from each group:

Policy Courses

AREC/AEC 532. Environmental Law (4)
ES 544. Native American Law: Tribes, Treaties, and the United States (4)
(4)                                                                                               FES/HORT 555. Urban Forest Planning, Policy and Management (4)
FW 522. Introduction to Ocean Law (3)
GEO 523. Land Use in the American West (3)
PS 555. The Polictics of Climate Change (4)
PS 575. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 576. Science and Politics (4)
PS 577. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)(4)                                                                   WRP 523. Environmental Water Transactions (3)

Human Dimensions Courses
ANTH 581. Natural Resources and Community Values (4)

AREC/AEC 534. Environmental and Resource Economics (3)
AREC/AEC 544 Commodity Futures and Options Markets (4)                                                             AREC/AEC/MRM 552. Marine Economics (3)
BI/FES/MCB/TOX 535. Genes and Chemicals in Agriculture: Value and Risk (3)                                 FES 553. Nature-based Tourism (3)                                                                                                     FES 554. Managing at the Wildland-Urban Interface (3)
FES/ANS/FW/SOC 585. Consesus and Natural Resources (3)                                                            
FES 592. Ecosystem Services Ecology, Sociology, Policy (3)
FW 562. Ecosystem Services FW 526. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5) can count as FW core -or- Human Dimensions                                                      
FW 549. History of Fisheries Science
(3) Counts as FW core OR Human Dimensions
                                                                                              GEO 524. International Water Resource Management (3)
GEO 525. Water Resources Management in the United States (3)
MNR PHL 543. World Views and Environmental Values (3)
SNR
511. Introduction to Sustainable Natural Resources (3)
Resource Development (1)
SNR 520. Social Aspects of Sustainable Natural Resources (3)
SNR 521. Economics of Sustainable Natural Resource Management (3)
SNR 522. Basic Beliefs and Ethics in Natural Resources (3)
SNR 535. Sustainable Management of Aquatic and Riparian Resources (3)
PHL SNR 540. Global Environmental Ethics (3)
PHL 543. World Views and Environmental Values (3)
PHL 547. Research Ethics (3)
SOC 556. Science and Technology in Social Context (4) 
Change (3)
SOC 580. Environmental Sociology (4)
SOC 581. Society and Natural Resources (4)(4)                                                                                       WGSS 540. Women and Natural Resources (3)

Business, Communication, and Management Skills Core Courses (12 (6 credits min.)minimum)

AG 521. Leadership Development (3)                                                                                                       AHE 534. Organizations and Systems Theory (4)                                                                                    

COMM 550. Communication and the Practice of Science (3)
(3)                                                                   FES 593. Environmental Interpretation (4)
FW 514. Professional Development: Meeting Communications (1)
PS 579. Topics in Public Policy and Public Administration (4)
PSM 513. Professional Skills (3)
PSM
PSM/WR 525. Advanced Scientific and Technical Writing (4)
PSM 565. Accounting and Finance for Scientists (3)
PSM 566. Project Management and Marketing Scientific Technologies (3)
PSM 567. Innovation Management (PSM capstone) (3)
PSM 599. Special Topics (3)
WRP 521. Water Conflict Management and Transformation (3)
WRP 599. Special Topics (1–16)

Ethics (1 credit minimum)

GRAD 520. Responsible Conduct of Research (1)                                                                                   PHL 540. Environmental Ethics (3)                                                                                                           PHL 547. Research Ethics (3)                                                                                                                 SNR 522. Basic Beliefs and Ethics in Natural Resources (3)                                                                                                       

Internship (6 credits min.)minimum)

FW 510 Professional Internship (1–16)
   or FW 506. Projects (1–6)

Total Credits=57 Credits=45 minimum

All courses on these lists are available online. Students taking on-campus or hybrid courses may find logical substitutions that can be approved by the Program Director. 

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