Fish and Wildlife Ecology and Management Option

Freshman YearCredits
FallSpring
WILD 201 - Intro to Fish and Wildlife1  
BIOB 170IN - Principles of Biological Diversity4  
CHMY 121IN - Introduction to General Chemistry4  
Choose one of the following*:3  
COMX 111US - Introduction to Public Speaking (Recommended)
CLS 101US - Knowledge and Community
University Core and Electives 3-6  
BIOB 160 - Principles of Living Systems  4
BIOE 103CS - Environmental Science and Society  3
WRIT 101W - College Writing I (Semester assigned)*  3
University Core and Electives   3-6
Year Total: 15-18 13-16
Sophomore YearCredits
FallSpring
M 161Q - Survey of Calculus4  
Choose one of the following:3-4  
ERTH 101IN - Earth System Sciences
ENSC 245IN - Soils
ENSC 272CS - Water Resources
GPHY 284 - Intro to GIS Science & Cartog (Recommended)
University Core and Electives 3-6  
BIOO 230 - Identification of Seed Plants  4
CHMY 123 - Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry  4
WRIT 201 - College Writing II
or WRIT 221 - Intermediate Tech Writing
  3
University Core and Electives   3-6
Year Total: 10-14 14-17
Junior YearCredits
FallSpring
BIOO 412 - Animal Physiology3  
BIOO 310 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy4  
BIOB 318 - Biometry
or STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics
3  
University Core and Electives3-6  
WILD 301 - Princ of Fish & Wildlife Mgmt  3
BIOB 375 - General Genetics
or BIOB 377 - Practical Genetics
  3
BIOE 370 - General Ecology (equiv to 270)  3
University Core and Electives  3-6
Year Total: 13-16 12-15
Senior YearCredits
FallSpring
Choose two of the following:0-6  
BIOO 475 - Mammalogy (Fall only)
BIOO 470 - Ornithology (Spring only)
BIOO 415 - Ichthyology (Spring only)
Choose one of the following pairs:5-6  
BIOE 408 - Rocky Mountain Vegetation
& BIOE 455 - Plant Ecology
BIOE 428 - Freshwater Ecology
& BIOE 427RN - Research in Freshwater Ecology
Upper Division Biology Electives3-6  
BIOB 420 - Evolution  3
WILD 401RN - Fish and Wildlife Capstone  4
Choose two of the following:  3-6
BIOO 475 - Mammalogy (Fall only)
BIOO 470 - Ornithology (Spring only)
BIOO 415 - Ichthyology (Spring only)
Upper Division Biology Electives  3-6
Year Total: 8-18 13-19
Total Program Credits: 120
*

Students are told at Orientation when to take WRIT 101W. Suggested to take Communications requirement in semester opposite of WRIT 101W.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; at least 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above. The curriculum includes 35-39 credits numbered 300 and above, so an additional three to five credits must be selected. Additional upper division electives must be taken in biology, fish and wildlife, or a related field (ANSC, NRSM, ENSC, GPHY, and STAT). Students should consult with their advisor about the appropriateness of potential upper division electives taken outside the Biology set or WILD rubrics. This curriculum satisfies all except 12 credits of the University Core Requirements. Students are expected to be aware of all requirements for graduation and to ensure that they meet these requirements.

Requirements for Admission to Upper Division Courses in Biology

For admission to upper division (numbered 300 or higher) Biology (BIOB, BIOE, BIOO) and Fish and Wildlife Management (WILD) courses, students must have completed at least 45 total university credits with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 for all courses and have also earned a "C-" or better for any prerequisite courses. Limited exceptions may be made by consent of instructor. Any student who obtains enrollment in an upper division biology course without satisfying these requirements will be required to withdraw from the course. Specific courses may have additional prerequisites.