Stephen F. Austin State University

Educational Requirements for Certification by The Wildlife Society
Suggested Major: Forest Wildlife Management

1. Biological Sciences: (36 hours) Note: several courses may be used in other subcategories.
(a) Wildlife Management (6 hours) Choose 6 or more hours from the following courses:
FOR 152 Introduction to Wildlife Management
FOR 305 Wildlife Techniques
FOR 466 Urban Wildlife Management
FOR 464 Wetland Wildlife
FOR 350 Forest Wildlife Management
FOR 450 Wildlife Habitat Management

(b) Wildlife Biology (6 hours) Choose 6 or more hours from the following courses:
BIO 433 Ornithology
BIO 436 Mammalogy
BIO 437 Herpetology

(c) Ecology (3 hours) Choose 3 or more hours from the following courses:
FOR 209 Forest Ecology

(d) Zoology, Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics (9 hours) Choose 9 or more hours from the following courses:
BIO 133 Zoology
BIO 241 Comparative Vertebrate Zoology
BIO 341 Genetics
FOR 313 Forest Insects & Diseases

(e) Botany (9 hours) Choose 9 or more hours from the following courses:
BIO 131 Introductory Botany
FOR 219 Dendrology
FOR 310 Field Silviculture
FOR 347 Silviculture

2. Physical Sciences: (9 hours) Choose 9 or more hours from the following courses:
CHE 133 General Chemistry I
CHE 134 General Chemistry II
FOR 349 Forest Soils
FOR 409 Forest Hydrology

3. Quantitative Sciences: (9 hours)
(a) Statistics (3 hours) Choose 3 or more hours from the following courses:
MTH 220 Probability and Statistics

(b) Advanced Mathematics (6 hours) Choose 6 or more hours from the following courses:
MTH 144 Elements of Calculus
FOR 205 Forest Biometrics I

4. Humanities and Social Sciences: (9 hours) Choose 9 or more hours from the following courses:
HIS 133 US History Survey 1000-1877
HIS 134 US History Survey 1877-Present
PSC 141 Intro to American Government: Theory
PSC 142 Intro to American Government: Structure

5. Communications: (12 hours) Choose 12 or more hours from the following courses:
ENG 131 Composition: Rhetoric & Argument
ENG 132 Composition: Critical & Analytical
ENG 273 Technical Writing

6. Policy, Administration, and Law: (6 hours) Choose 6 or more hours from the following courses:
FOR 111 Introduction to Forestry
FOR 337 Introduction to Fire Management
FOR 348 Natural Resource Policy
FOR 458 Forest Resource Management
FOR 335 Nontimber Resource Management

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