Texas A&M University Kingsville

Educational Requirements for Certification by The Wildlife Society
Suggested Major: Range and Wildlife Management
Suggested Concentration: Wildlife Management

Biological Sciences (36 hours)

a) Wildlife Management (6 hours required)

RWSC 2330 Principles of Range and Wildlife Management (3) *
RWSC 3310 Wildlife Management Techniques (3) *
RWSC 4319 Methods in Rangeland Ecology (3) *
RWSC 4382 Large Mammal Management (3) *
RWSC 4380 Wetland & Waterfowl Ecology

b) Wildlife Biology (6 hours required)

BIOL 4425 Ornithology (4)
BIOL 4427 Herpetology (4)
BIOL 4429 Mammalogy (4)

c) Ecology (3 hours required)

RWSC 2331 Wildlife Ecology (3) *
RWSC 4383 Ecology of Arid and Semiarid Lands (3)
RWSC 3390 Landscape Ecology (3)

d) Zoology, Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics (9 hours required)

BIOL 1107 Biology II laboratory (1) *
BIOL 1307 Biology II (3) *
ANSC 3335 Genetics (3) *
RWSC 4325 Grazing Management and Nutrition (3) *

e) Botany (9 hours required)

BIOL 1106 Biology I laboratory (1) *
BIOL 1306 Biology I (3) *
RWSC 3328 Range Plants (3) *
RWSC 3380 Range Improvements (3)
RWSC 4320 Prescribed Fire (3)

f) Additional (3 hours required from any category above to total 36 hours in Biological Sciences)

Not needed because 46 hours must be completed within this category to satisfy TAMUK  curriculum.

Physical Sciences (9 hours required)

CHEM 1111 General Inorganic Chemistry I laboratory (1) *
CHEM 1311 General Inorganic Chemistry I (3) *
CHEM 1112 General Inorganic Chemistry II laboratory (1) *
CHEM 1312 General Inorganic Chemistry II (3) *
PLSS 3410 Principles of Soil Science (4) *

Quantitative Sciences (9 hours required)

a) Statistics (3 hours required)

ANSC 4308 Statistics in Agriculture (3) *

b) Advanced Mathematics (6 hours required)

MATH 1314 College Algebra (3) *
MATH 1325 Math for Business and Economics II (3) *

Humanities and Social Sciences (9 hours required)

HIST 1302 American History I (3) *
HIST 1302 American History II (3) *
POLS 2301 Government and Politics U.S. (3) *
POLS 1302 Government and Politics Texas (3) *
Social/Behavior Criterion Elective (3) *
Visual Performing Arts Criterion Elective (3) *
Literature/Philosophy Criterion Elective (3) *

Communications (12 hours required)

ENGL 1301 Rhetoric & Composition I (3) *
ENGL 1302 Rhetoric & Composition II (3) *
COMS Communication Elective (3) *
RWSC 3395/4395 Elective (3) *

Policy, Administration, and Law (6 hours required)

RWSC 3385 Wildlife Policy, Law, and Public Relations (3) *
RWSC 4385 Wildlife-Human Conflicts (3) *
AGBU 4325 Rangeland Resource Economics (3) *

* Designates a required course in the TAMUK Wildlife Sciences undergraduate program

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