Texas A&M University

Educational Requirements for Certification by The Wildlife Society
Suggested Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Science

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:
WFSC 201 Wildlife Conservation Management (2)
WFSC 406 Conservation Biology and Wildlife Habitat Management (2)
WFSC 408 Techniques of Wildlife Management (2)

(b) Wildlife Biology (6 hours) Choose 6 or more hours from the following courses:
WFSC 302 Natural History of Vertebrates (3)
WFSC 401 General Mammalogy (3)
WFSC 402 General Ornithology (3)
WFSC 315 Herpetology (3)

(c) Ecology (3 hours) Choose 3 or more hours from the following courses:
RENR 205 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)
WFSC 403 Animal Ecology (3)

(d) Zoology, Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics (9 hours) Choose 9 or more hours from the following courses:
BIOL 113 Introductory Biology (3)
BIOL 123 Introductory Biology Lab (1)
GENE 301 Genetics (4)
WFSC 302 Natural History of Vertebrates (3)
WFSC 311 Ichthyology (3)
WFSC 335 Natural History of Vertebrates (4)
WFSC 416 Adaptational Biology (4)

(e) Botany (9 hours) Choose 9 or more hours from the following courses:
BOTN 101 Botany (4)
BOTN 301 Taxonomy of Flowering Plants (4)
FRSC 203 Dendrology (3)

2. Physical Sciences: (9 hours) Choose 9 or more hours from the following courses:
CHEM 101 Fundamentals of Chemistry I (4)
CHEM 102 Fundamentals of Chemistry II (4)
CHEM 222 Elements of Organic and Biologic Chemistry (4)
PHYS 201 College Physics (4)
AGRO 301 Soil Science (4)
GEOL 101 Principles of Geology (4)

3. Quantitative Sciences: (9 hours)
(a) Statistics (3 hours) Choose 3 or more hours from the following courses:
STAT 302 Statistical Methods (3)

(b) Advanced Mathematics (6 hours) Choose 6 or more hours from the following courses:
MATH 131 Mathematical Concepts – Calculus (3)
RENR 201 Computer Application in Agriculture (3)

4. Humanities and Social Sciences: (9 hours) Choose 9 or more hours from the following courses:
POLS 206 American National Government (3)
POLS 207 State and Local Government (3)
HIST 105 History of the U.S. (3)
HIST 106 History of the U.S. (3)
AGEC 350 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (3)
ENGL Any literature course

5. Communications: (12 hours) Choose 12 or more hours from the following courses:
ENGL 104 Composition & Rhetoric (3)
SCOM 203 Public Speaking (3)
ENGL 210 Scientific and Technical Writing or ENGL 301 Technical Writing (3)
ENGL Any literature course

6. Policy, Administration, and Law: (6 hours) Choose 6 or more hours from the following courses:
WFSC 201 Wildlife Conservation and Management (1)
WFSC 303 Fish and Wildlife Laws and Administration (3)
WFSC 406 Conservation Biology and Wildlife Habitat Management (1)
WFSC 408 Techniques in Wildlife Management (1)

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