B.S. Program

  UNITS
Written/Oral Expression 7-8
University Writing Program 1 4
Communication 1,3, or Dramatic Art 10 3-4
Of the above courses, only CMN 1 additionally satisfies the College Composition requirement.  
Preparatory Subject Matter 50-51
Biological Sciences 2A, 2B, 2C 14
Chemistry 2A, 2B, 8A, 8B 16
Mathematics 16A, 16B 6
Physics 1A, 1B 6
Statistics 100 or Plant Sciences 120 4
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 10, 50, or 51 3-4
Depth Subject Matter 45-50
Students graduating with this major are required to attain at least a C average (2.000) in all courses taken at the university in depth subject matter.  
Environmental Science and Policy 100 or Evolution and Ecology 101 4
Evolution and Ecology 100 4
Biological Sciences 101 4
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 121 or 130 4
Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 102 or Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 141 4
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 122 4
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 154 4
Choose three lecture courses and two (laboratory) courses from Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 110, (110L), 111, (111L), 120, (120L), or Evolution and Ecology 134, (134L) 12-15
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 100, or 101 & 101L, or 102 & 102L 4
Strongly recommended, but not required Statistics 104, 106, or 108 4-7
Strongly recommended, but not required Landscape Architecture 150 3
Strongly recommended, but not required Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology 100 4
Restricted Electives 12-24
Choose one from the four Areas of Specialization shown below. Students must maintain a C average (2.000 GPA) and pass all course work in their chosen specialization.  
Areas of Specialization  

(1) Wildlife and Conservation Biology: Complete Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 151.

Choose one course from Plant Sciences 102, 131, 144, 147/L, 178, Plant Biology 117, 119, 148.

Choose one course from Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 110, 111, 120, 134, 136, 152, 141, 144, 155/L, 160, 156, 157.

Choose one course from Landscape Architecture 150, Animal Science 103, 104, 170, Environmental Horticulture 160, Entomology 156, Environmental Science and Policy 121, 127, 155, 162, 166N, 161, 171, 170, Evolution and Ecology 115, 107, 147, 138, Environmental Toxicology 101, Plant Sciences 130, 135, 162.

Note: Students interested in certification as a Wildlife Biologist from The Wildlife Society should consider additional courses in plant sciences.

Recommended courses include Plant Biology 108, 117, 118, 119, 148, Plant Sciences 131, 144, 145, or 178.

 

(2) Fish Biology: Complete Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 120 & 120L.

Choose one course from Entomology 116, Evolution and Ecology 112 & 112L, 114.

Choose three courses from Animal Science 118, Environmental Science and Policy 116N, 150C, 151, 151L, 152, 155, 161, 162, 166N, 169, Evolution and Ecology 115, Environmental Science and Management 100, Hydrology 143, 150, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 144, 155 & 155L, 157, 160.

 

(3) Wildlife Health: Complete Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 151.

Complete either Biological Sciences 102 and 103 or Animal Biology 102 and 103.

Choose one course from Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 110. 111, 120, 134, 136, 141, 144, 151, 152, 155 &155L, 160.

Choose one course from Anatomy, Physiology, and Cell Biology 100, Animal Science 103, 104, 170, Microbiology 101, 104, Molecular and Cell Biology 150, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101, 140, or Veterinary Medicine 158.

Note that this AOS recommends additional preparatory courses; pre-requisites for admission to Veterinary Medicine vary among schools and students should confirm the specific requirements of the school(s) to which they wish to apply. Additional Preparatory (recommended, not required): Chemistry 2C, 118A, 118B, 118C, Physics 7A, 7B, 7C.

 
(4) Individualized: Students may, with prior approval of their adviser and the curriculum committee, design their own individualized specialization within the major. The specialization will consist of four upper division courses with a common theme.  
Total Units for the Degree 114-133

Area of Specialization Checklists (2015-16)

Wildlife and Conservation Biology (PDF)
Fish Biology (PDF)
Wildlife Health (PDF)