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Updated 2017-18 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

PDF of Wildlife Biology, B.S.

Biology

Faculty

Andy Arsham, Mark Fulton, Debbie Guelda, Andrew Hafs, Michael Hamann, Brian Hiller, Richard Koch, Holly LaFerriere, Kerry Openshaw, Elizabeth Rave, Mark Wallert

Programs

Department of Biology
S 230
Phone: (218) 755-2920
Fax:

Wildlife Biology, B.S. major

The Wildlife Biology major is designed for students preparing for careers with
natural resources agencies or for graduate school in wildlife biology.

With careful selection of liberal education courses, graduates can fulfill the
educational requirements for certification as an Associate Wildlife Biologist
by The Wildlife Society.

Required Credits: 72
Required GPA: 2.25

I REQUIRED BIOLOGY CORE COURSES

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

II REQUIRED WILDLIFE BIOLOGY CORE COURSES

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

SELECT TWO OF THE FOLLOWING, WITH AT LEAST ONE BEING
BIOL 3730 OR BIOL 3830:

III CAPSTONE PROJECT

The Biology capstone project, completed in the senior year, provides a culminating experience that integrates the knowledge and skills learned in previous courses and applies them to a scholarly activity. Examples of capstone projects may include original research projects, internships with state or federal agencies, shadowing experiences with professionals, or successfully passing professional/ graduate school entrance exams. The capstone project must be designed or chosen by the student in
consultation with a faculty mentor or advisor, who must approve the project before work begins. Students should consult with their faculty mentor or advisor before their senior year commences. All capstone projects will include a written and oral component (except for professional/graduate school entrance exams).

The capstone project may be completed in one of the
following ways (0-4 credits):

1. Students using a professional or graduate entrance
exam as their capstone project must register for
this course. Students must place in at least the
60th percentile on their exam to successfully
complete this course.

2. Complete BIOL 4894 OR BIOL 4895 (2 credits):

3. Complete BIOL 4894 and BIOL 4895 (2 credits each):

IV REQUIRED COURSES IN RELATED FIELDS

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

 

SUGGESTED SEMESTER SCHEDULE FOR WILDLIFE BIOLOGY MAJOR, B.S.

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

  • Wildlife Biology degree requirements
  • Complete Liberal Education requirements
  • Consult with your Biology acadmic advisor

Senior

  • Capstone Project
  • Complete Wildlife Biology degree requirements
  • Consult with your Biology academic advisor