Wildlife Ecology and Society B.A.

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Minimum Requirements for Wildlife Ecology and Society B.A.: 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.35-40
As part of the general education requirements, complete the following:
Complete one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Group Context
Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Public Context
Natural Sciences
Complete the following:
Fundamentals of Biology I
Fundamentals of Biology II
Social Sciences
Complete two of the following:
Indigenous Cultures of Alaska
Individual, Society and Culture
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Business
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduction to Natural Resource Economics
History of Alaska Natives from Contact to the Present
Introduction to Justice
Political Economy
Introduction to Psychology
Rural Development in the North
Introduction to Sociology
B.A. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.A. degree requirements.37
Wildlife Ecology and Society Program Requirements
Complete the following:
BIOL F371Principles of Ecology4
WLF F101Survey of Wildlife Science2
WLF F104XNatural History of Alaska4
WLF F322Principles and Techniques of Wildlife Management3
WLF F470Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management3
Complete one of the following:3-4
World Prehistory
Basic Digital Photography
Introduction to Plant Biology
Wilderness Emergency Care
Arctic Survival
Introduction to Environmental Science
Natural Resources Conservation and Policy
Our Changing Climate: Past, Present, Future
Wilderness Leadership Education
Introduction to Social Science Research Methods
Complete one of the following:3
Ecology and Management of Large Mammals
Ecology and Management of Birds
Complete one of the following:2-3
Cross-cultural Communication: Alaska Perspectives
Intercultural Communication
Communicating Science
Complete one of the following:3
Introductory Human Resources Management
Principles of Marketing
Entrepreneurship in Outdoor Recreation Industries
Seafood Business
Complete one of the following:3
Salmon, People and Place
Human Dimensions of Environmental Systems
Environmental Law
U.S. Environmental Politics
Social Psychology
Culture and Psychology
Community Psychology
Global Change Biology
Complete one of the following:3
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Principles of Outdoor Recreation Management
Resource Management Planning
Survey Research in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
Any F300- or F400-level WLF course3
General Electives5-12
Total Credits120

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes are measurable statements that describe knowledge or skills achieved by students upon completion of the program.

Students graduating from this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge of wildlife ecology that includes an understanding of wildlife populations and how they affect and are affected by people. They also will be able to apply their knowledge to manage wildlife, and effectively integrate ecology with the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
  • Effectively engage diverse interest groups (cross-cultural) and communicate across and within social and ecological disciplines to address wildlife issues.
  • Understand modern mixed-methods (quantitative and qualitative) approaches to examine questions pertaining to wildlife ecology and the cultural, policy, economic, and social-science dimensions of the wildlife field. They should be able to recognize an appropriate method or disciplinary approach required and have the competence to address complex social-ecological problems related to wildlife. They should be able to summarize and articulate how people affect and are affected by wildlife.