B.S., Wildlife Biology and Conservation

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
As part of the general education requirements, complete:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Public Context
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Calculus I
Calculus Essentials with Applications
B.S. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.S. degree requirements.
As part of the B.S. degree requirements, complete:
Fundamentals of Biology I
Fundamentals of Biology II
Elementary Probability and Statistics
Statistics
Program Requirements
BIOL F239Introduction to Plant Biology4
BIOL F260Principles of Genetics4
BIOL F310Animal Physiology4
BIOL F331Systematic Botany3-4
or BIOL F488 Arctic Vegetation Ecology: Geobotany
BIOL F371Principles of Ecology4
ENGL F314Technical Writing3
or ENGL F414 Research Writing
PHYS F103XCollege Physics I4
or GEOS F101X The Dynamic Earth
or NRM F380 Soils and the Environment
STAT F401Regression and Analysis of Variance4
WLF F101Survey of Wildlife Science1.5
WLF F301Design of Wildlife Studies3
WLF F322Principles and Techniques of Wildlife Management3
WLF F410Wildlife Populations and Their Management3
Select one from the following:3
Population Ecology
Wildlife Diseases
Conservation Genetics
Wildlife Nutrition
Landscape Ecology and Wildlife Habitat
Select three from the following:9
Mammalogy
Ornithology
Ecology and Management of Birds
Ecology and Management of Large Mammals
Select two from the following:6
Introduction to Natural Resource Economics
Environmental History
Public Lands Law and Policy
Environmental Decision-Making
Environmental Law
U.S. Environmental Politics
Select at least two additional courses at the F300 level or higher (3 or 4 credits) in biology, wildlife biology, fisheries or natural resources management6-8
Complete the baccalaureate capstone requirement as determined by the program.
Total Credits64.5-67.5

Note: B.S. degree candidates are strongly urged to obtain work experience in wildlife-related positions with public resource agencies or private firms. Faculty members can help students contact potential employers.

Requirements for biology teachers (grades 7-12)

We strongly recommend that prospective secondary science teachers seek advising from the UAF School of Education early in your undergraduate degree program so that you can be appropriately advised of the State of Alaska requirements for teacher licensure. You will apply for admission to the UAF School of Education’s postbaccalaureate teacher preparation program, a one-year intensive program, during your senior year. The above requirements apply to all candidates who apply to the UAF School of Education for licensure in biology.

Complete all the requirements of the wildlife biology B.S. degree.
All prospective biology teachers must complete the following:
BIOL F342Microbiology4
BIOL F481Principles of Evolution4
CHEM F321
and CHEM F325
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry II
8
All prospective science teachers must complete the following:
PHIL F481Philosophy of Science3
Total Credits19