Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Wildlife Habitat Conservation & Management

Students in this concentration are interested in managing habitats to promote wildlife. Students in this concentration may take two paths. One focuses on wetland wildlife habitat, and the other offers greater experience with forest management including an 8-week forestry camp off-campus at Lee Memorial Forest.

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 - Arts (3)
General Education course - Humanities (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)
Area of concentration courses (2)2


Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 4


CRITICAL: RNR 1010/RNR 1071; BIOL 1201.
ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
CMST 2060 Public Speaking (3)
POLI 2051 American Government (3) or
POLI 1001Fundamental Issues of Politics (3) or
POLI 2051 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3) or
POLI 2057 Introduction to International Politics (3) or
SOCL 2001 Introductory Sociology (3)
General Education course - Humanities (3)
Area of Concentration Courses (4)2


Total Semester Hours: 16

 

Semester 5


CRITICAL: RNR 2101/RNR 2001.
AGEC 2003 Introduction to Agricultural Economics (3)
RNR 3004 Photogrammetry, GPS and GIS (3)
EXST 2201 Introduction to Statistical Analysis (4)
Free Electives (3)
Area of concentration courses (3)2


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 6


Free Elective (1)
Area of concentration courses (14)2, 3


Total Semester Hours: 15

 

Semester 7


Area of concentration courses (13)2
Free Electives (3)


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 8


RNR 4101 Integrating Natural Resources Management, Policy and Human Dimensions (4)
Area of Concentration Courses (9-11)2
Free Elective (4-2)


Total Semester Hours: 17

 

128 TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS

 


 

1- Students may elect to take MATH 1550/MATH 1551 in place of MATH 1431.
2- Wildlife Habitat Conservation & Management area of concentration courses: REQUIRED: CHEM 2060/CHEM 2261/PHYS 2001, RNR 2001, RNR 3002, RNR 3034, RNR 3036, RNR 3040, RNR 3041*, RNR 3103, RNR 3105, RNR 3018, RNR 4001, RNR 4033, RNR 4036, RNR 4038, RNR 4103, RNR 4107, RNR 4150. Select one course from the following: RNR 3108 or AGRO 2051. Select one course from RNR 3106, RNR 3107, RNR 4032. *Take one hour of RNR 3041.
3– The 6th semester is intended to include the 8 week field camp experience (RNR 3034, RNR 3036, RNR 3037, RNR 3040, RNR 3041) preceded by 8 week on-campus courses (RNR 3103, RNR 3105). Students shall only enroll in 8 week area of concentration and 8 week elective courses during this semester and shall expect to be off campus extended periods of time, including overnight trips, during the second 8 weeks.