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Expected Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes to Create Successful Careers

  1. Students will know the taxonomy, ecology and natural history of flora and fauna in Southern Colorado and the desert south-west.

  2. Students will know the principles and concepts of fish and wildlife science and how they are used to make informed decisions on difficult management decisions.

  3. Students will use contemporary tools and techniques for studying fish and wildlife, habitat, and ecosystem processes.

  4. Students will be familiar with laws, policies, regulations and administrative processes that dictate how wildlife and natural resources are held in trust for the public.

  5. Students will develop communication and interpersonal skills to enhance their working relations with co-workers, other wildlife professionals, the public and non-governmental organizations, landowners, hunters and anglers, and other natural resources interests.

  6. Students will develop skills in reading and interpreting the scientific literature and in presenting a synthesis of it accurately in oral and written form.

Major Emphasis Requirements & Curriculum

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    Aquatic Emphasis

    General Education Courses

    Dept.CoursesTitleCredits
    ENG 101 English Composition I 3
    ENG 102 English Composition II 3
    COMR 103 Speaking and Listening 3
    COMR 221 Interpersonal Communication 3
    HIST 1 course Elective 3
    Humanities 2 courses Elective 6

    Social Sciences

    2 courses Elective

    6

    TOTAL

    27

    Additional General Electives (16 Credits)

    Biology Courses  

    Dept.CoursesTitleCredits
    BIOL 171 Career Planning 1
    BIOL 181/181L College Biology I/Lab 4
    BIOL 182/182L College Biology II/Lab 4
    BIOL 201/201L Botany/Lab 4
    BIOL 202/202L Zoology/Lab 4
    BIOL 350 Mendelian and Population Genetics 2
    BIOL 352 Evolutionary Biology and Ecology 3
    BIOL 441/441L Freshwater Invert Ecology/Lab 4
    BIOL 443/443L Limnology/Lab 4
    BIOL 453/453L Ecology/Lab 4
    BIOL 479/479/L Ichthyology/Lab 3
    BIOL 493 Senior Seminar 1
    TOTAL 38

    Support Courses

    Dept.CoursesTitleCredits
    CHEM 121/121L General Chemistry I/Lab 4
    CHEM 211 Intro to Organic Chemistry/Lab 4
    PHYS 201/201L Principles of Physics/Lab 4
    GEOL 101/101L Earth Science/Lab 4
    MATH 156 Intro to Statistics 3
    MATH 221 Applied Calculus 4
    TOTAL 24

    Wildlife and Natural Resources Courses

    Dept.CoursesTitleCredits
    WANR 401/401L Fisheries Science 3
    WANR 303 Natural Resources Policy and Administration 3
    WANR 304 Human Dimensions in Natural Resources 3
    TOTAL 9
    Additional Approved Upper Division Electives (6 Credits)
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    Terrestrial Emphasis

    General Education Courses 

    Dept.CoursesTitleCredits
    ENG 101 English Composition I 3
    ENG 102 English Composition II 3
    COMR 103 Speaking and Listening 3
    COMR 221 Interpersonal Communication 3
    HIST 1 course Elective 3
    Humanities/Social Sciences 3 courses Elective 9
    TOTAL 27
    Additional General Electives (15 credits)

    Biology Courses 

    Dept.CoursesTitleCredits
    BIOL 171 Career Planning 1
    BIOL 181/181L College Biology I/Lab 4
    BIOL 182/182L College Biology II/Lab 4
    BIOL 201/201L Botany/Lab 4
    BIOL 202/202L Zoology/Lab 4
    BIOL 321/321L Comparative Vertebrae Anatomy/Lab 5
    BIOL 352 Evolutionary Biology and Ecology 3
    BIOL 443/443L Limnology/Lab 4
    BIOL 453/453/L Ecology/Lab 4
    BIOL 485/485L Plant Taxonomy/Lab 4
    BIOL 486 Field Botany 3
    BIOL 493 Senior Seminar 1
    At least two of the following three courses:
    BIOL 483/483L Mammology/Lab 3
    BIOL 484/484L Ornithology/Lab 3
    BIOL 4XX/4XXL Herpetology/Lab 3
    TOTAL 46

    Support Courses

    Dept.CoursesTitleCredits
    CHEM 121/121L General Chemistry I/Lab 4
    CHEM 211 Intro to Organic Chemistry/Lab 4
    PHYS 201/201L Principles of Physics/Lab 4
    GEOL 101/101L Earth Science/Lab 4
    MATH 156 Intro to Statistics 3
    MATH 221 Applied Calculus 4
    TOTAL 24

    Wildlife and Natural Resources Courses

    Dept.CoursesTitleCredits
    WANR 302 Principles of Wildlife Management 3
    WANR 402 Management of Endangered Species 3
    WANR 303 Natural Resources Policy and Administration 3
    WANR 304 Human Dimensions in Natural Resources 3
    TOTAL 24

College of Science and Mathematics

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