2019-2020 Catalog

Wildlife and Fisheries, Associate of Science

Special Admissions Requirements

Students may need to strengthen math, writing and reading skills with additional coursework upon entering the program, depending on results of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and consultation with each student on an individual basis with their academic advisor.

Career Outlook

Completion of the Associate of Science Degree will provide students a basic background in biological sciences. Students will have the knowledge and skills required for a variety of entry-level positions in natural resources. Students will also have a strong foundation for continuing on to a Bachelor of Science Degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Associate of Science Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries, students will be able to:

  • Understand basic principles of biology, ecology, and taxonomy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of methods and techniques for fish, wildlife, and habitat management and conservation.
  • Communicate knowledge about natural resources and scientific issues within cultural, regional, and global contexts using written, oral, and visual information.
  • Use critical thinking skills to describe solutions related to natural resources management and conservation issues.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge and awareness of place basic wildlife and fisheries issues and their related cultural perspectives.
  • Understand and practice the values of good citizenship, teamwork, and community service.

Curriculum

Fall (First Year)

BIOS101General Biology

4

BIOS102General Biology Laboratory

1

MATH100College Algebra

5

WILD101Ecological Field Methods

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Winter (First Year)

MATH108Advanced Functions & Modeling

3

WILD114Introduction to Zoology

4

WILD115Introduction to Zoology Lab

1

IDST101SKC Seminar

3

ELECTIVEARTD or NASD Art Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Spring (First Year)

ENGL101English Composition I

3

MATH109Trigonometry

3

NASD101History of Indians in the United States

3

NATR170Introduction to Botany

3

NATR171Introduction to Botany Laboratory

2

SVLN250Service to the Environment I

1

Total Credit Hours:15

Fall (Second Year)

ENGL203Technical Writing for STEM Majors

3

GEOG201GIS I

3

HYDR101Introduction to Hydrology

3

MATH241Statistics

5

WILD208Upland Wildlife Habitats

3

OR

WILD210Wetland and Riparian Habitats

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Winter (Second Year)

CHEM110Fundamentals of General Chemistry

4

CHEM111Fundamentals of General Chemistry Laboratory

1

GEOG321GIS II

3

WILD202Introduction to Fisheries/Wildlife

3

ELECTIVEHumanities Intro General Education from List

3

SCID114Scientific Literature

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Spring (Second Year)

NATR270Principles of Ecology

3

NATR271Principles of Ecology Lab

2

SPCH100Basic Communications

3

NASD108Tribal Uses of Wild Plants

3

ELECTIVESocial Science General Education from List

5

Total Credit Hours:16

NASD 108 is required Native American Studies open elective.

Total Credit Hours: 97

Total Credit Hours: 91

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