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Change Undergraduate Major
Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences - BS, HBS

Status: Approved (Previous Version)

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1. Review - College Approver - Agricultural Sciences

Approved by Penelope Diebel Assistant Dean / College of Ag Admin, August 26, 2014 1:54pm

Comments

Penelope Diebel (College Approver - Agricultural Sciences) August 26, 2014 1:54pm
The College of Agricultural Sciences supports this update to the Fisheries and Wildlife Science curriculum.

2. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Sent Back by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, August 29, 2014 11:04am

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) August 29, 2014 11:04am
SUMMARY:
In the CPS, Requirements Block please correct the following:
a. Please add “(Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center or Ecampus)” to BI/FW 302, FW 454.
b. Please add “(Taught at Hatfield Marine Science Center)” to the following courses: FW 426, FW 419.
c. Please add “(Taught at EOU LeGrande Only)” to the following: CSS/HORT/PBG 430, CSS 305.
d. Please add “(Ecampus only)” to the following courses: FW 370, CSS 205, BOT 322.
e. Course Z423 is currently requesting a Course Credits change with the Effective Term of Fall 2015, please add “(pending approval)” to this course.
f. Please remove “I, II” from Z431 and Z432. They do not appear in the online catalog.
g. Please correct the course title of SOIL 206 to how it appears in the Online Catalog. “through Corvallis Campus” is not needed.
h. Please correct the title for FES 365 and add “(Ecampus or Cascades only)” .
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 2:03pm

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) September 2, 2014 2:03pm
SUMMARY:
1. This proposal seeks to update the requirements for this program.
2. Academic Programs added CIP 030101
3. Academic Programs added “Soil Science” to SOIL 206.
4. 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 2:08pm

6. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Approved by Michael Bailey Professor / Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci, September 2, 2014 2:08pm

7. Review - Academic Programs

Approved by Gary Beach Coord- Senior Curriculum / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, September 9, 2014 3:24pm

Comments

Gary Beach (Academic Programs) September 9, 2014 3:24pm

Requirements Section:

Refer to CPS proposal # 91417 for a comprehensive review of the courses that comprise the major.

Z 423: The "(pending approval)" statement was deleted.

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

--Gary

8. Review - Catalog Coordinator

Approved by Larry Bulling Academic Wage Appt - Hourly / Office of the Registrar, September 10, 2014 8:21am

Proposal

Proposal ID: 91671
Type: Change Major/Option/Minor/Certificate
Submission Date: September 2, 2014 12:28pm
Approval Date: September 10, 2014 8:21am
Effective Term: Winter 2015
Justification:
We would like to add SOIL 206 and CSS 205 Soil Science to the Physical and Earth Sciences: Earth Science section of our curriculum. SOIL 206 is now a required lab for SOIL 205 and the Ecampus version of SOIL 205 course is no longer equivalent. CSS 205 is now the Ecampus equivalent to SOIL 205 Soil Science and 206 Soil Science Lab through Corvallis. This is in response to proposal number 90171 that is approved for winter term.
Comments:
Please reference proposal number 90171 for more details about the restructuring of SOIL 205.

We have made the edits suggested by the Curriculum Coordinator. We will not be adding the (Taught at HMSC) statements because the campus designations in those course descriptions are in the process of being removed.

History

Active Version - Submitted September 2, 2014 12:28pm
Version 1 - Submitted August 26, 2014 8:06am

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
David Bishop IV - Coord-Academic / History Department
Expired Yes
William Braunworth Jr - Department Head / Horticulture
fine with me
(Responded on Aug 7, 2014)
Responded Yes
Rich Carter - Professor / Chemistry
Expired Yes
Thomas Dick -
no objections
(Responded on Aug 7, 2014)
Responded Yes
Penelope Diebel - Assistant Dean / College of Ag Admin
Expired Yes
Katherine Kelly Donegan - Instructor / Horticulture
Approve this proposal.
(Responded on Aug 7, 2014)
Responded Yes
Toni Doolen - Dean / Univ Honors College
approved.
(Responded on Aug 7, 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
OK
(Responded on Aug 8, 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 Aug 8, 2014)
Responded Yes
Henri Jansen - Assoc Dean-Acdmc & StudAffairs / College of Science Admin
Approved. HJ
(Responded on Aug 11, 2014)
Responded Yes
John Killefer - Department Head / Animal & Rnglnd Sciences
Expired Yes
Denise Lach - Director / Sociology Department
Looks like a positive change to the curriculum -- we have no problems with the change.
(Responded on Aug 7, 2014)
Responded Yes
Virginia Lesser - Director-Survey Research Cntr / Statistics (Science)
ok
(Responded on Aug 7, 2014)
Responded Yes
Robert Mason - Administrator 2-Assoc Dpt Head / Integrative Biology
Integrative Biology approves.
(Responded on Aug 20, 2014)
Responded 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 Aug 7, 2014)
Responded Yes
Brock Mc Leod - Coord-UndergradSucces&Engagmnt / Integrative Biology

(Responded on Aug 19, 2014)
Responded Yes
Claire Montgomery - Department Head / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt
approve
(Responded on Aug 7, 2014)
Responded Yes
Ben Mutschler - Director / History Department
Expired Yes
Richard Nafshun - Senior Instructor II / Chemistry
CC will review.
(Responded on Aug 7, 2014)
Responded Yes
Mina Ossiander - Professor / Mathematics
No objections.
(Responded on Aug 7, 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. 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)
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 (7–10 credits)

Select one of the following (3–4 credits):
BI/FW 302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4)
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 (18–26 credits)

Choose one course from each of the following categories, and one additional course from any category.

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 Taught at LaGrande Campus Only)
FW 370. Conservation Genetics (4) 
Z 345. *Introduction to Evolution (3)
Z 422. Comparative Anatomy (5)

Behavior and Physiology, select one from below (3–4 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)
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 (3)
Z 430. Principles of Physiology (4)
Z 431, Z 432. Vertebrate Physiology (3,3)

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 462. Ecosystem Services (3)
FW 467. Antarctic Science and Conservation (4)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)
Z 351. Marine Ecology (3)

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

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

Physical and Earth Sciences (9–14 credits):

Choose 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)

Chemistry, select no more than two from below:
BB 350. Elementary 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)

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 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)
SOIL 205. *Soil Science (4)                                                                                                                    and SOIL 206 *Soil Science Laboratory for SOIL 205 (1)  [Corvallis Campus Only]
   or CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4)  [EOU LaGrande Campus Only]
   or CSS 205. *Soil Science (4)  [ECampus]

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/AEC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CGI) (3)
AREC/AEC/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (STS) (3)
AREC/AEC 432. Environmental Law (4)
BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (CGI) (3)
BI/Z 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences, and Conservation (CGI) (3)
BOT 322. Economic and Ethnobotany: Role of Plants in Human Culture (3) [Ecampus]
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 Resources 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/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)
OC 333. Oceans, Coasts, and People (3)
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)

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)
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 (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 (7–10 credits)

Select one of the following (3–4 credits):
BI/FW 302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4)
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 (18–26 credits)

Choose one course from each of the following categories, and one additional course from any category.

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)
FW 370. Conservation Genetics (4)
Z 345. *Introduction to Evolution (3)
Z 422. Comparative Anatomy (5)

Behavior and Physiology, select one from below (3–4 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)
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 (3)
Z 430. Principles of Physiology (4)
Z 431, Z 432. Vertebrate Physiology I, II (3,3)

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 462. Ecosystem Services (3)
FW 467. Antarctic Science and Conservation (4)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)
Z 351. Marine Ecology (3)

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

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

Physical and Earth Sciences (9–14 credits):

Choose 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)

Chemistry, select no more than two from below:
BB 350. Elementary 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)

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 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)
SOIL 205. *Soil Science (4)
   or CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4)

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/AEC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CGI) (3)
AREC/AEC/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (STS) (3)
AREC/AEC 432. Environmental Law (4)
BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (CGI) (3)
BI/Z 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences, and Conservation (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)
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/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)
OC 333. Oceans, Coasts, and People (3)
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)

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)
WR 222. *English Composition (3)
   or HC 199. *Honors Writing–Science (3)
(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) (5)
  
and CH 122, CH 123. *General Chemistry (5,5)
   or CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4) (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 (7–10 credits)

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

BI/FW 302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4)
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 (18–26 credits)

Choose one course from each of the following categories, and one additional course from any category.

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)
(3) (CSS Taught at LaGrande Campus Only)
FW 370. Conservation Genetics (4)
(4) 
Z 345. *Introduction to Evolution (3)
Z 422. Comparative Anatomy (5)

Behavior and Physiology, select one from below (3–4 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)
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 (3)
Z 430. Principles of Physiology (4)
Z 431, Z 432. Vertebrate Physiology I, II (3,3)

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 462. Ecosystem Services (3)
FW 467. Antarctic Science and Conservation (4)
FW 479. Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)
Z 351. Marine Ecology (3)

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

FW 419. The Natural History of Whales and Whaling (3)
FW/BI 421. Aquatic Biological Invasions (4)
FW 427. Principles of Wildlife Diseases (4) 
FW 451. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW 454. ^Fishery Biology (4)
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW/Z 464. Marine Conservation Biology (3)
FW 473. Fish Ecology (4)
FW 481. Wildlife Ecology (4)

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

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

Physical and Earth Sciences (9–14 credits):

Choose 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)

Chemistry, select no more than two from below:

BB 350. Elementary 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)

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 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)
SOIL 205. *Soil Science (4)
(4)                                                                                                                    and SOIL 206 *Soil Science Laboratory for SOIL 205 (1)  [Corvallis Campus Only]
   or CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4)(4)  [EOU LaGrande Campus Only]
   or CSS 205. *Soil Science (4)  [ECampus]

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/AEC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CGI) (3)
AREC/AEC/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (STS) (3)
AREC/AEC 432. Environmental Law (4)
BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (CGI) (3)
BI/Z 349. *Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences, and Conservation (CGI) (3)
BOT 322. Economic and Ethnobotany: Role of Plants in Human Culture (3)
[Ecampus]
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 Resources Conservation (CGI) (3)
(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/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)
OC 333. Oceans, Coasts, and People (3)
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)

Specialization (24 credits)

 

Total Minimum Credits=180

 

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

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