Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology (BS): Conservation Biology (15FWSCIBS-15FWSCICB)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
NR 100 Intro to Natural Resources 2 CH 101 Chemistry – A Molecular Science* 3
ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research* 4 CH 102 General Chemistry Lab* 1
MA 131 Elements of Calculus*1 3 BIO 183 Intro Biology: Cellular and Molecular Bio* 4
BIO 181 Intro Biology:Ecol, Evol, & Biodiversity* 4 COM 110 Public Speaking or
COM 112 Interpersonal Communication
3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1 GEP Humanities Requirement* 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course* 1
14 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Plant Elective1 3 Economics Elective*,3 3
FW 221 Conservation of Nat Resources* 3 Ecology Elective4 3
PY 131 Conceptual Physics*4 4 Free Elective 3
FOR 172 Forest Systems Map & Mensuration 2 GEP Additional Breadth Requirement* 3
Physical Science Elective2 3 Quantitative Elective5 3
15 15

Summer

6 credit Experience Elective7can be met by summer camp (courses listed in adjacent block), a combination of internship and/or study abroad, or other courses that provide hands-on conservation biology experience. Credit
FW 311 Piedmont Wildlife Ecology and Mgt 3
FW 312 Fisheries Techniques and Mgt 1
FW 313 Mountain Wildlife Ecol and Mgt 1
FW 314 Coastal Fish Ecol and Mgt 1
6

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
GIS 410 Intro to GIS 3 GEP Humanities Requirement* 3
FW 333 Conservation Biol in Practice 3 CH 221 & CH 222 Organic Chem & Lab 4
FW 353 Wildlife Management 3 FW 373 Vertebrate Natural History 3
ST 311 Intro to Statistics* 3 FW 411 Human Dimensions of Wildlife 3
GN 301 Genetics in Human Affairs 3 ENG 333 Commun Sci & Res 3
15 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Technical Elective6 6 FW 453 Princ of Wildlife Science
or AEC 420/423 Fisheries Science
3-4
Fish & Wildlife Elective8 3 Conservation Biol Elective10 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives Requirement* 2-3 Technical Elective6 6
Policy Elective9  3
FW 415 Professional Development 1
15-16 12-13

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 123-126
Major/Program Footnotes
1
. Select from FOR 339, PB 220, PB 250, PB 403, PB 405
2. Select from CH 201/202, CH 223, MEA 100, MEA 130, MEA 200, MEA 210, MEA/BIO 220, MEA 250, MEA 323, PY 212
3. Select from ARE 201, EC 201 or EC 205
4. Select from PB/BIO 360 or FOR 260
5. Select from CSC 200, MA 231, MA 241, NR 300, ST 312
6. Select from AEC 419, ENT 201, ENT/FOR 402, BIO/ENT 425, ET 252, FOR 252, FOR 304, FW 403, FW/FOR 404, FW 465, SSC 200
7. Internships or study abroad experiences can be completed at any point during the curriculum.
8. Select from BIO 410, AEC (BIO) 420, AEC (BIO) 441, FW 453, ZO 501, ZO 542, ZO 544
9. Select from ARE 309, NR 460, PS 320, PS 336
10. Select from BIO 561, FW 403, FW 460, NR 406

 

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.
* Courses/groupings in the above display with an asterisk may fulfill all or part of a GEP requirement. See categories below.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: MA 131, ST 311
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours; include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: CH 101/102, PY 131, BIO 181, BIO 183, FW 221
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: None
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: ARE 201 or EC 201, 205, Policy Elective (footnote 9)
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours; at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
X Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: FW 221
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: None
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: None
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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