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Change Undergraduate Major
Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences - BS, HBS

Status: Approved

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1. Review - College Approver - Agricultural Sciences

Approved by Penelope Diebel Assistant Dean / College of Ag Admin, February 2, 2015 7:13pm

Comments

Penelope Diebel (College Approver - Agricultural Sciences) February 2, 2015 7:13pm
The College of Agricultural Sciences approves the proposed changes to the Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences degree.

2. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, February 3, 2015 2:43pm

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) February 3, 2015 2:43pm
SUMMARY: This Change Undergraduate Major seeks to update the Requirements for this Program.

CIP code number 030101 has been added to the proposal.

Cheryl

3. Review - CC Rep - Ag Science

Approved by Michael Bailey Professor / Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci, February 3, 2015 4:13pm

4. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Approved by Richard Nafshun Senior Instructor II / Chemistry, February 3, 2015 4:14pm

5. Review - Academic Programs

Approved by Gary Beach Coord- Senior Curriculum / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, February 4, 2015 2:27pm

Comments

Gary Beach (Academic Programs) February 4, 2015 2:27pm

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

--Gary

6. Review - Catalog Coordinator

Approved by Larry Bulling Program Technician 1 / Office of the Registrar, February 6, 2015 9:38am

Proposal

Proposal ID: 92622
Type: Change Major/Option/Minor/Certificate
Submission Date: January 16, 2015 3:23pm
Approval Date: February 6, 2015 9:38am
Effective Term: Spring 2015
Justification:
We removed Z 430 from the Behavior and Physiology section, because the course is no longer being offered. We also are removing BI 445 from Genetics and Evolution because the prerequisites to take the course (BI 311 Genetics) fulfills the same section. We would like to add MTH 241 Calculus for Management and Social Science and MTH 251 Differential Calculus under the Physical and Earth Sciences section. Most of our students take MTH 245 to fulfill the Mathematics section of the Fisheries and Wildlife Basic Sciences Core. Adding these courses and allowing them to count in another section would encourage our students to build on their math and quantitative skills. Students would not be allowed to double count MTH 241 or MTH 251 with the mathematics courses in our Fisheries and Wildlife Basic Core. We have added a Baccalaureate Core section to our catalog page to show where Fisheries and Wildlife Core requirements fulfill Baccalaureate Core requirements. We refer to this as "double counting" in our curriculum. Double counting statements have been added into the requirements for our Fisheries and Wildlife curriculum sections where applicable.
Comments: None

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
Expired Yes
Rich Carter - Professor / Chemistry
Expired Yes
Penelope Diebel - Assistant Dean / College of Ag Admin
Expired Yes
Katherine Kelly Donegan - Instructor / Horticulture
Support this proposal.
(Responded on Dec 30, 2014)
Responded Yes
Toni Doolen - Dean / Univ Honors College
Expired Yes
Patrick Emerson - Associate Professor / Economics Department
Expired Yes
Lee Ann Garrison - Director-Sch of Arts & Comm / Liberal Arts Admin
Expired Yes
Shawna Grosskopf - Emeritus Appointment / Economics Department
Expired Yes
Anita Grunder - Academic Wage Appt - Hourly / Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci
Expired Yes
Troy Hall - Department Head / Forest Ecosyst & Society
Expired Yes
Anna Harding - Director-Sch Bio/Pop Hlth Sci / Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm
No objections. Anna Harding
(Responded on Dec 30, 2014)
Responded Yes
Anita Helle - Professor / Sch of Wrtg Lit & Film
Expired Yes
Selina Heppell - Department Head / Fisheries and Wildlife
Expired Yes
Norman Hord - School Head / Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm
Approve.
(Responded on Dec 30, 2014)
Responded Yes
Henri Jansen - Assoc Dean-Acdmc & StudAffairs / College of Science Admin
Expired Yes
John Killefer - Department Head / Animal & Rnglnd Sciences
Expired Yes
Denise Lach - Director / Sociology Department
Expired Yes
Virginia Lesser - Director-Survey Research Cntr / Statistics (Science)
No objections.
(Responded on Jan 2, 2015)
Responded Yes
Robert Mason - Administrator 2-Assoc Dpt Head / Integrative Biology
Integrative Biology approves.
(Responded on Jan 4, 2015)
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 Jan 5, 2015)
Responded Yes
J Brock Mc Leod - Advisor-Academic / Biology

(Responded on Jan 2, 2015)
Responded Yes
Claire Montgomery - Department Head / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt
Expired Yes
Ben Mutschler - Director / History Department
Expired Yes
Richard Nafshun - Senior Instructor II / Chemistry
CC will review
(Responded on Dec 30, 2014)
Responded Yes
Jay Noller - Department Head / Crop and Soil Science
I support, with no objections to this proposal.
(Responded on Jan 2, 2015)
Responded Yes
Mina Ossiander - Professor / Mathematics
These changes are all reasonable; in particular adding more MTH alternatives should serve students well.
(Responded on Dec 30, 2014)
Responded Yes
Susan Shaw - Professor / Women/Gendr/Sxlt Studies
Expired Yes
Joseph Spatafora - Professor / Ag Botany / Plant Path
Expired Yes
Enrique Thomann - Professor / Mathematics
I support this proposal. The alternative math courses are reasonable especially with the included provision of not
allowing for doubling up on MTH241/245/251.
(Responded on Jan 2, 2015)
Responded Yes
Gregory Thompson - Department Head / General Agriculture
Expired No
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

Skills Courses (15 credits) 

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

Mathematics
Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Core

Speech
Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Communications

Writing I
Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Communications

Writing II
Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Communications

Perspective Courses (24 credits)
No more than two courses (or lecture/lab combinations) from any one department may be used by a student to satisfy the Perspectives category of the core. Please reference the Baccalaureate Core catalog for further clarification: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please reference the Baccalaureate Core course catalog for a list of approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx

Synthesis Courses (6 credits)
The two courses used to fulfill the Synthesis requirement may not be in the same department. 

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

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

Writing Intensive Course (WIC) (3 credits)
Please reference approved list of WIC courses available on the Fisheries and Wildlife curriculum webpage: http://fw.oregonstate.edu/content/curricula-course-offerings

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. ^WIC courses may double count. 

Genetics and Evolution, select one from below (3–5 credits):
ANS 378. Animal Genetics (4)
BI 311. Genetics (4)
BI 345. *Introduction to Evolution (3)
CSS/HORT/PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3) [CSS Taught at LaGrande Campus Only]
FW 370. Conservation Genetics (4)
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)
FW 471. Environmental Physiology of Fishes (4)
FW 474. Early Life History of Fishes (4)
FW 475. Wildlife Behavior (4)
FW 476. Fish Physiology (4)
Z 350. Animal Behavior (3)
Z 423. Environmental Physiology (3)
Z 431, Z 432. Vertebrate Physiology I, II (3,3)

Habitats and Ecosystems, select one from below (3–5 credits):
BI 351. Marine Ecology (3)
FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)
FES 342. Forest Types of the Northwest (3)
FES/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)

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/BI 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 (9–13 credits):


Choose 3 courses from the lists below. No more than 2 courses may be selected from any single category. (CGI) and (STS) courses can double count with Baccalaureate Core. (CGI) and (STS) courses cannot be from the same Department.

Physics and Math, select no more than two from below, cannot double count with FW Core:
MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
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 (3)
 and SOIL 206 *Soil Science Laboratory for SOIL 205 (1) [Corvallis Campus Only]
   or CSS 205. *Soil Science (4) [ECampus]
   or CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4) [EOU LaGrande Campus Only]

Human Dimensions (9-12 credits)

Select 3 courses from the list below. (CGI), (STS), and (DPD) courses can double count as Baccalaureate Core. (CGI) and (STS) courses cannot be from the same Department. 

AEC/AREC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CGI) (3)
AEC/AREC/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (STS) (3)
AEC/AREC 432. Environmental Law (4)
AG 301. *Ecosystem Science of Pacific NW Indians (DPD) (3)
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (STS) (3)
BI 301. *Human Impacts on Ecosystems (CGI) (3)
BI 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 (BCC)
^ 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 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 345. *Introduction to Evolution (3)
BI 445. Evolution (3)
CSS/HORT/PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3) (CSS Taught at LaGrande Campus Only)
FW 370. Conservation Genetics (4)
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)
FW 471. Environmental Physiology of Fishes (4)
FW 474. Early Life History of Fishes (4)
FW 475. Wildlife Behavior (4)
FW 476. Fish Physiology (4)
Z 350. Animal Behavior (3)
Z 423. Environmental Physiology (3)
Z 430. Principles of Physiology (4)
Z 431, Z 432. Vertebrate Physiology (3,3)

Habitats and Ecosystems, select one from below (3–5 credits):
BI 351. Marine Ecology (3)
FES 341. Forest Ecology (3)
FES 342. Forest Types of the Northwest (3)
FES/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)

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/BI 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 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

Skills Courses (15 credits) 

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

Mathematics
Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Core

Speech
Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Communications

Writing Intensive I
Met with Fisheries and Wildlife CommunicationsWriting IIMet with Fisheries and Wildlife CommunicationsPerspective
Courses (24 credits)
No more than two courses (or lecture/lab combinations) from any one department may be used by a student to satisfy the Perspectives category of the core. Please reference the Baccalaureate Core catalog for further clarification: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx 

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

Cultural Diversity (CD)Please reference the Baccalaureate Core course catalog for a list of approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspxLiterature and the Arts (LA)Please reference the Baccalaureate Core course catalog for a list of approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspxPhysical Science (Lecture/Lab or Lab)Met with Fisheries and Wildlife Physical and Earth Sciences sectionSocial Processes and Institutions (SPI)Please reference the Baccalaureate Core course catalog for a list of approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspxWestern Culture (WC)Please reference the Baccalaureate Core course catalog for a list of approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspxDifference, Power, and Discrimination Courses (DPD) (3 credits)Please reference the Baccalaureate Core course catalog for a list of approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspxSynthesis Courses (6 credits)The two courses used to fulfill the Synthesis requirement may not be in the same department. Contemporary Global Issues (CGI)Please reference Baccalaureate Core course catalog for approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspxScience, Technology, and Society (STS)Please reference Baccalaureate Core course catalog for approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspxWriting Intensive Course (WIC) (3 credits)Please reference approved list of WIC courses available on the Fisheries and Wildlife curriculum webpage: http://fw.oregonstate.edu/content/curricula-course-offeringsCommunications (9 credits)
COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
  or

  or
COMM 114. *Argument and Critical Discourse (3)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
WR 222. *English Composition (3)

   or  or HC 199. *Honors Writing–Science (3)
 (3)
   or  or PHL 121. *Reasoning and Writing (3)

   or  or WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)

   or  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 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.category. ^WIC courses may double count. 

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

ANS 378. Animal Genetics (4)
BI 311. Genetics (4)
BI 345. *Introduction to Evolution (3)
BI 445. Evolution (3)
CSS/HORT/PBG 430. Plant Genetics (3) (CSS [CSS Taught at LaGrande Campus Only)
Only]
FW 370. Conservation Genetics (4)
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)
FW 471. Environmental Physiology of Fishes (4)
FW 474. Early Life History of Fishes (4)
FW 475. Wildlife Behavior (4)
FW 476. Fish Physiology (4)
Z 350. Animal Behavior (3)
Z 423. Environmental Physiology (3)
Z 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):

BI 351. Marine Ecology (3)
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)

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/BI 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 (9–13 credits):


Choose 3 courses from the lists below. No more than 2 courses may be selected from any single category.category. (CGI) and (STS) courses can double count with Baccalaureate Core. (CGI) and (STS) courses cannot be from the same Department.

Physics and Math, select no more than two from below:
below, cannot double count with FW Core:
MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
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 (3)
 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
or CSS 205. *Soil Science (4) [ECampus]


   or CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4) [EOU LaGrande Campus Only]

Human Dimensions, select Dimensions (9-12 credits)

Select 3 courses from the list below (9–12 credits) below. (CGI), (STS), and (DPD) courses can double count as Baccalaureate Core. (CGI) and (STS) courses cannot be from the same Department. 

AEC/AREC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CGI) (3)
AEC/AREC/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (STS) (3)
AEC/AREC 432. Environmental Law (4)
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 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
Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

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