Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Wildlife Ecology

Students study a broader range of wildlife than other specializations, including recreationally and culturally important game species and ecologically important non-game species. Students participate in a two-week camp off-campus at Lee Memorial Forest. Students are generally preparing for pursuit of advanced degrees.

Career Possibilities: aquaculture specialist, conservation biologist, environmental lawyer (with additional education), wildlife or fisheries biologist or ecologist, wildlife or fisheries veterinarian (with additional education), wildlife law enforcement officer, forester, wetland scientist.


 

Semester 1


CRITICAL: MATH 1021.
AGRI 1001 Introduction to Agriculture (1)
ENGL 1001 English Composition (3)
MATH 1021 College Algebra (3)
BIOL 1201 Biology for Science Majors I (3)
BIOL 1208 Biology Laboratory for Science Majors I (1)
RNR 1010 Introduction to Natural Resource Ecology and Management (4) or
RNR 1071 HONORS: Introduction to Natural Resource Ecology and Management (4)


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 2


CRITICAL: MATH 1431.
BIOL 1202 Biology for Science Majors II (3)
BIOL 1209 Biology Laboratory for Science Majors II (1)
CHEM 1201 General Chemistry I (3)
MATH 1431 Calculus with Business and Economic Applications (3)1
General Education course - Humanities (3)
General Education course - Arts (3)


Total Semester Hours: 16

 

Semester 3


CRITICAL: CHEM 1201.
RNR 2039 Introduction to Renewable Natural Resource Policy (3) or
RNR 2071 HONORS: Introduction to Renewable Natural Resources Policy (4)
RNR 2101 Ecology of Renewable Natural Resources (3) or
RNR 2070 HONORS: Ecology of Renewable Natural Resources (4)
RNR 2102 Natural Resource Measurements and GIS (3)
CHEM 1202 General Chemistry (3)
Free Elective (3)
General Education course - Humanities (3)


Total Semester Hours: 18

Semester 4


CRITICAL: RNR 1010/RNR 1071; BIOL 1201.
ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
CMST 2060 Public Speaking (3)
SOCL 2001 Introductory Sociology (3) or
POLI 2051 American Government (3)
Area of concentration courses (6)3


Total Semester Hours: 15

 

Semester 5


CRITICAL:  RNR 2101/RNR 2001.
RNR 2001 Trees and Woody Plants of the Southeast (2) 4 or
RNR/BIOL 4020 Taxonomy and Ecology of Wetland Plants (4)3or
BIOL 4041 Plant Taxonomy (4)3
ECON 2030 Economic Principals (3) or
POLI 1001 Fundamental Issues of Politics (3) or
POLI 2053 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3) or
POLI 2057 Introduction to International Politics (3)
EXST 2201 Introduction to Statistical Analysis (4)
Free Electives (2-0)
Area of concentration courses (5)2


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 6


RNR 3105 Forest Biology (2)
RNR 3004 Photogrammetry, GPS and GIS (3)
Area of Concentration Courses (11)2
Free Electives (2-1)


Total Semester Hours: 16

 

Semester 7


Area of concentration courses (16)2


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 8


RNR 4101 Integrating Natural Resources Management, Policy and Human Dimensions (4)
Area of Concentration Courses (5)2
Free Electives (7)


Total Semester Hours: 16

 

128 TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS

 


 

1- Students may elect to take MATH 1550/MATH 1551 in place of MATH 1431.
2- Wildlife Ecology area of concentration courses: REQUIRED: CHEM 2060/CHEM 2261/PHYS 2001, RNR 2031/RNR 2072, RNR 3005, RNR 3018, RNR 4011, RNR 4051, RNR 4913, RNR 4103, RNR 4107, BIOL 4015/ENTM 4015. Select 8 hours from: BIOL 4141. BIOL 4142, BIOL 4146, ENTM 4002, ENTM 4005, ENTM 4040, RNR 4012, RNR 4013, RNR 4016, RNR 4037, RNR 4064, RNR 4110, OCS 4012. Select one course from RNR 4023 or RNR 4040.
3- Students seeking federal employment following graduation should consult their academic advisor about federal requirements for animal and plant taxonomy courses.