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

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
CH 220 Introductory Organic Chemistry2 4 Economics Elective5 3
FW 221 Conservation of Nat Resources* 3 BIO 260 Evolution, Behavior, and Ecology or
  PB 360/365 Intro to Ecology/Ecology Lab*
4
Communication Elective3 3 Free Elective 3
PY 131 Conceptual Physics*4 4 CH 201 Chemistry – A Quantitative Science 3
FOR 172 Forest Systems Map & Mensuration 2 CH 202 Quantitative Chemistry Lab 1
16 14

Summer

SUMMER CAMP COURSES MAY BE SUBSTITUTED BY A COMBINATION OF TWO APPROVED FWCB INTERNSHIP (FW 492) OR FWCB STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCES Credit
FW 311 Wildlife Inventory 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
GEP Humanities Requirement* 3 AEC 420 Intro to Fisheries Science 3
FW 353 Wildlife Management 3 FW 373 Vertebrate Natural History 3
GN 301 Genetics in Human Affaris or
GN 311 Principles of Genetics
3-4 FW 411 Human Dimensions of Wildlife 3
ST 311 Intro to Statistics* 3 GIS 410 Introduction to GIS 3
ENG 333 Comm for Science and Research 3 Technical Elective6 3
15-16 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Quantitative Elective7 3 AEC 441 Biology of Fish 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives Requirement* 2-3 BIO Elective 10 3
Policy Elective8 3 Physical Science Elective11 3
Aquatic Elective 9 3-4 Technical Elective6 3
FW 415 Professional Development 1 GEP Additional Breadth Requirement* 3
12-14 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 122-125

Major/Program Footnotes
1. Students with appropriate math skills are encouraged to take the math sequence MA 141 & 241
2. Students wishing to take a 2-course organic chemistry sequence should take CH 221/222 & CH 223/224
3. Select from ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, COM 201, COM 211, COM 226, COM 301, COM 302
4. Students wishing to take a 2-course physics sequence should take PY 211 & PY 212
5. Select from ARE 201, EC 201, or EC 205.
6. Select from FOR 252, FOR 304, FOR 420, FW 404, FW 453, MEA 200/210, MEA 220, MEA 250/251, MEA 549, PB 200, ZO 515, ZO 586/587
7. Select from MA 231, MA 241, CSC 200, ST 312
8. Select from NR 460, ARE 309, PS 320, or PS 336.
9. Select from AEC 419, BIO 380, MEA 200, or MEA 220
10. Select from BIO 250, BIO 402, BIO 403, BIO 410, BIO 422, BIO (ENT) 425
11.
Select from PY 212, CH 223, CH 323, MEA 100, MEA 130/135, MEA 200/210, MEA 220, MEA 250/251

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 and CH 102, PY 131, BIO 181, BIO 183, FW 221, 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
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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