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

Critical Path Courses – Identify using the code (CP) which courses are considered critical path courses which represent specific major requirements that are predictive of student success in a given program/plan. Place the (CP) next to the credit hours for the course.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENV 100/101 Environmental First Year 3 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
  15   15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Plant Elective1 3 Economics Elective*,3 3
FW 221 Conservation of Nat Resources* 3 CP Ecology Elective4 4 CP
PY 131 Conceptual Physics*4 4 GEP Additional Breadth Requirement* 3
FOR 172 Forest Systems Map & Mensuration 2 Quantitative Elective5 3
Physical Science Elective2 3    
  15   13

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 280 Intro to GIS 3 GEP Humanities Requirement* 3
FW 333 Conservation Biol in Practice 3 CP CH 221 & CH 222 or CH 220 &CH 222 Organic Chem & Lab 4
ST 311 Intro to Statistics* 3 FW 373 Vertebrate Natural History 3 CP
FW 353 Wildlife Management 3 FW 411 Human Dimensions of Wildlife 3 CP
GN 301 or GN 311 Genetic Elective 3 ENG 333 Commun Science & Research 3
  15   16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Technical Elective6 3 FW 453 Princ of Wildlife Science or AEC 420 Fisheries Science 3-4 CP
Fish & Wildlife Elective7 3 Conservation Biol Elective9 3
Policy Elective8 3 Technical Elective6 6
ENT 201 Inscts and People (GEP IP)  3    
FW 415 Professional Development 1    
  13   12-13

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 120
Major/Program Footnotes 1. Select from FOR 339, PB 220, PB 250, PB 403, PB 405 2. Select from CH 201/202, CH 223, CH 323, MEA 100, MEA 130, MEA 200, MEA 210, MEA 220, MEA 250, PY 212 3. Select from ARE 201, EC 201, or EC 205 4. Select from PB 360, BIO 360, or FOR 260 5. Select from NR 300, MA 231, MA 241, CSC 200, ST 312 6. Select from BIO 419, FW 403, FW 404, FW 465, ENT 201, ENT 402, ENT 425, FOR 252, FOR 304, SSC 200, ET 252 7. Select from BIO 410, AEC (BIO) 420, AEC (BIO) 441, FW 453, ZO 501, 20 542, 20 5448 8. Select from NR 460, ARE 309, PS 320, or PS 336 9. 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 http://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/. 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, PB 360 and PB 365 or BIO 260 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 205, NR 460, ARE 309, PS 320, or PS 336 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, ENT 201 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: FW 221 K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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