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

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 Bio: Cellular & Molecular Biol* 4
BIO 181 Intro Bio: Ecology, 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
PB 200 Plant Life 4 Economics Elective*,4 3
FW 221 Conservation of Nat Resources* 3 BIO 260 Evolution, Behavior, and Ecology or
  PB 360/365 Intro to Ecology/Ecology Lab*
4
Communications Elective2 3 Free Elective 3
PY 131 Conceptual Physics*3 4 GEP Additional Breadth Requirement* 3
FOR 172 Forest Systems Map & Mensuration 2 Quantitative Elective5 3
16 16

Summer

SUMMER CAMP COURSES MAY BE SUBSITITUTED BY A COMBINATION OF TWO APPROVED FWCB INTERNSHIP (FW 492) OR FWCB STUDY ABROAD 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
FOR 339 Dendrology 4 GEP Humanities Requirement* 3
FW 353 Wildlife Management 3 CH 220 Introductory Organic Chemistry6 4
GN 301 Genetics in Human Africa 3 FW 373 Vertebrate Natural History 3
ST 311 Intro to Statistics* 3 FW 411 Human Dimensions of Wildlife 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives Requirement* 2-3 ENG 333 Comm for Science and Research 3
15-16 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Wildlife Elective7 3 FW 453 Principles of Wildlife Science 4
GIS 410 Introduction to GIS 3 Wildlife Elective7 3
Policy Elective8 3 AEC 420 Intro to Fisheries Science 3
FW 404 Forest Wildlife Management 3 Physical Science Elective9 3
FW 415 Professional Development 1
13 13

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 125

Major/Program Footnotes
1
. Students with appropriate math skills are encouraged to take the math sequence MA 141 & 241
2. Select from ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, COM 201, COM 211, COM 226, COM 301, COM 302
3. Students wishing to take a 2-course physics sequence should take PY 211 & PY 212
4. Select from ARE 201, EC 201, or EC 205
5.
Select from MA 231, MA 241, CSC 200
6.
Students wishing to take a 2-course organic chemistry sequence should take CH 221/222 & CH 223/224
7.
Select from FW 333, FW 403, FW 405, FW 444, FW 460, FW 465, ZO 501, ZO 542, BIO 250, BIO 410, ENT 201, ENT 402, ENT 425, FOR 304, SSC 200, NR 300
8.
Select from NR 460, ARE 309, PS 320, or PS 336
9.
Select from CH 201/202, CH 223, CH 323, MEA 100/100L, MEA 130/135, MEA 200, MEA 210, MEA 220, MEA 250/251, PY 212

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 or EC 201, 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 or X Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
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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