Wildlife Conservation and Management (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)
The Wildlife Conservation and Management degree program is committed to providing students with a collaborative learning environment to develop skills and engage in Applied Learning opportunities. Students gain hands-on experience through both lab and field exercises. The Wildlife Conservation program offers applied learning experiences through coursework and internships where students develop skills in areas such as: mapping GPS, wildlife capture and restraint, Wildland fire behavior and ecology, and plant, mammal, bird and herpetological field identification. Internships and independent research opportunities give students the competitive edge for career opportunities and graduate and professional schools. The Wildlife Conservation and Management major provides students with the background needed to start careers in various state, federal and nongovernmental agencies related to conservation and management. The Wildlife Conservation and Management degree program meets the academic requirements for professional certification as a Certified Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society.
Students who choose this bachelor degree program will have no more than 6 years from admission or subsequent declaration to meet the requirements listed below. If certification, accreditation or statutory requirements change and additional requirements become effective during this time, the new requirements take precedence.
|Students must complete General Studies courses
|Principles of Organismal Biology
|Principles of Cell Biology
|Introduction to Wildlife Conservation
|or BIO 350
|or BIO 440
|Development of Federal Wildlife Law
|Principles of Terrestrial Wildlife Management
|or BIO 455
|Renewable Resources Policy and Administration
|or PHL 325
|Ethics of Environmental and Natural Resource Policy
|General Chemistry I
|General Chemistry II with Qualitative Analysis
|or MAT 111E
|College Physics I
|Department approved Communications elective
|Department approved elective
Program Graduation Requirement
- Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
University Graduation Requirements
- Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
- Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses. Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
- Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
- Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments.
- Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
- Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.