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Curriculum in Animal Ecology

Cr. Degree Requirements
15.5 Interpersonal and public communication skills
Engl 150 and 250; Sp Cm 212; Lib 160; two additional 3-cr. courses in written or oral communication from an approved list; and communications-intensive requirement
9-10 Mathematical sciences
Math 140 and 142; Stat 101 or 104
16 Physical sciences
Chem 163, 163L, 164; or 177, 177L, 178; 231, 231L; Phys 106
20 Biological sciences
A Ecl 312, 365; Biol 211, 211L, 212, 212L; NREM 110, 120, 211
15 Humanities, ethics, and social science
3 cr. in humanities; 3 cr. in social sciences; from approved lists: 3 cr. in ethics, 3 cr. in U.S. diversity, and 3 cr. in international perspectives; and environmental-intensive and problem-solving intensive requirements
R Practical experience requirement (NREM 104)

Students majoring in Animal Ecology are required to choose one of the following options by the end of their sophomore year: Aquatic Sciences, Fisheries, Interpretation of Natural Resources, Preveterinary and Wildlife Care, or Wildlife.

Options
Cr. Degree Requirements
31 Aquatic Sciences
A Ecl 418, 486, 486L, Math 160 or 165, or 181, NREM 407; remaining credits to complete 31 total from approved list
30 Interpretation of Natural Resources
A Ecl 312, Biol 366, Ent 370, NREM 303, 330, 430; one course from Biol 356, 474; three courses from
A Ecl 361, 362, 363, 364; one course from Agron 154, 206, Astro 120, Geol 100, 101, Geol 108/Env S 108; 5 credits from approved list.
30 Preveterinary and Wildlife Care
A Ecl 312; An S 214, 336; NREM 330; one course from Anthr 438, BMS 329, 415, 416, Biol 155, 330, 352, 434; one course from An S 331, Biol 305, 305L, 313, Gen 320, three courses from A Ecl 361, 362, 363, 364; one course from A Ecl 401, 442, An S 319, 493, Micro 201 and 201L, Biol 353; 3 credits of A Ecl coursework at 300 level or above; remaining credits to complete 30 total from approved lists
39 Wildlife
A Ecl 371, 451; Biol 313 or Gen 320, Biol 366; Math 160 or 165, or 181; 3 credits from A Ecl 362, 363, 364; 6 credits from NREM 386/585, NREM 532, Env S 293, 482; 6 credits from A Ecl 515, 531, 551, Biol 315, 354, 354L, Ent 370, EEOB 507; 5 credits from Biol 355, 356, 454, 456, 474, EEOB 564; additional credits from management, ecology, biology, plant taxonomy group lists to complete 30 total credits
13.5-23.5 Free electives
128 Total Credits
Typical Program for the First Year
Cr. Fall
4 Principles of Biology—Biol 211, 211L
R Orientation in Natural Resouce Ecology and Management: NREM 110
3 First-Year Composition—Engl 104
3 College Algebra—Math 140
5 General Chemistry—Chem 163, 163L
Cr. Spring
4 Principles of Biology: Biol 212, 212L
3 Introduction to Renewable Resources—NREM 120
3 First-Year Composition— Engl 105
0.5 Library Instruction—Lib 160
3 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry—Math 142
3 General Chemistry - Chem 164

Preveterinary Studies

Preparation for admission to veterinary medicine may be accomplished through the animal ecology curriculum. The Preveterinary and Wildlife Care option has been designed for this purpose.