Wildlife Sciences (15WSCIM)


The minor will provide basic ecological and management knowledge about, and will cultivate an appreciation for, the value of wildlife resources. The objective of the wildlife sciences minor is to provide students, who might pursue careers in related areas of natural resources management, with basic ecological and management knowledge about wildlife resources. Additionally, the minor will provide students majoring in unrelated fields an appreciation for the value wildlife resources and the need for sound management.


  • Completion of 16-17 credit hours.
  • Overall GPA must be above 2.5.

Required Courses (9-10 credit hours)

  • FW 221 Conservation of Natural Resources (3 cr)
  • BIO 360/PB 360 Ecology OR
  • FOR 260 Forest Ecology (3-4 cr.)
  • FW 353 Wildlife Management (3 cr)

Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Choose 2 courses from the following list:

  • FW 404 Forest Wildlife Management (3 cr)
  • FW 411 Human Dimensions in Wildlife (3 cr)
  • FW 460 International Wildlife Mgmt. & Conservation (3 cr)
  • FW 444 Mammalogy (3 cr)
  • FW 453 Principles of Wildlife Science (4 cr)
  • FW 405 Tropical Wildlife Ecology in Nicaragua (3 cr) OR FW 465 African Ecology and Conservation (3 cr) OR FW 445 Ecology, Evolution, and Sociology of Conservation Biology in the Bahamas (6 cr)

Admissions and Certification of Minor

Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or above to be admitted into the minor. Any student seeking a minor must consult with the minor advisor on a plan of work and must file the appropriate paperwork to declare the minor through the office of Registration and Records. Declaring minor too late may result in recognition of the minor NOT appearing on student’s final transcript. The wildlife minor is not available to fisheries and wildlife sciences majors.

Contact Person

Dr. Lara Pacifici
Turner House

SIS Code:  15WSCIM