Texas Tech University

Educational Requirements for Certification by The Wildlife Society
Suggested Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Management
Suggested Concentration: 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:
RWFM 2301 Introduction to Wildlife Management
RWFM 3303 Range Management Principles and Practices
RWFM 3304 Principles of Range Management
RWFM 2305 Freshwater Ecology and Fisheries
RWFM 4407 Wildlife Investigational Techniques
RWFM 4309 Range-Wildlife Habitat Management
RWFM 4310 Principles of Waterfowl Management
RWFM 4304 Fire Ecology and Management

(b) Wildlife Biology (6 hours) Choose 6 or more hours from the following courses:
ZOOL 4308 General Ornithology
ZOOL 4306 Introduction to Mammalogy

(c) Ecology (3 hours) Choose 3 or more hours from the following courses:
RWFM 2302 Ecology & Conservation of Natural Resources
RWFM 4305 Big Game Ecology
RWFM 4306 Upland Game Ecology
BIOL 4406 Principles of Ecology

(d) Zoology, Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics (9 hours) Choose 9 or more hours from the following courses:
BIOL 1403 Biology I
BIOL 1404 Biology II
BIOL 3416 Genetics
ZOOL 2406 Comparative Anatomy of Game Animals

(e) Botany (9 hours) Choose 9 or more hours from the following courses:
RWFM 3501 Range, Forest, Wetland Plants, and Plant Identification
RWFM 3302 Range Plant Ecology
BOT 3401 Plant Physiology
PSS 3421 Principles of Genetics

(f) Additional (3 hours) Choose 3 or more additional hours from courses above.

2. Physical Sciences: (9 hours) Choose 9 or more hours from the following courses:
CHEM 1307 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 1308 Principles of Chemistry II
CHEM 2303 Introduction to Organic Chemistry
PSS 2432 Principles & Pract. Soils

3. Quantitative Sciences: (9 hours)
(a) Statistics (3 hours) Choose 3 or more hours from the following courses:
AAEC 3401 Agricultural Statistics
AAEC 4302 Statistical Methods in Agriculture

(b) Advanced Mathematics (6 hours) Choose 6 or more hours from the following courses:
MATH 1330 Introduction to Math. Anal. I
MATH 1331 Introduction to Math. Anal. II
MATH 1350 Analytical Geometry
MATH 1351 Calculus I
AGSC 2300 Computer in Agriculture
RWFM 4408 Wildlife Population Dynamics and Analysis

4. Humanities and Social Sciences: (9 hours) Choose 9 or more hours from the following courses:
HIST 2300 History of U.S. to 1877
HIST 2301 History of U.S. since 1877
POLS 1301 American Government Org.
AAEC 2305 Fund. Ag. & Appl. Economics

5. Communications: (12 hours) Choose 12 or more hours from the following courses:
ENGL 1301 Ess. College Rhetoric
ENGL 1302 Advanced College Rhetoric
COMS 2300 Public Speaking
ENGL 2311 Technical Writing
JOUR 3309 Writing for Mass Media

6. Policy, Administration, and Law: (6 hours) Choose 6 or more hours from the following courses:
RWFM 4320 Natural Resource Policy
POLS 2302 American Public Policy
RWFM4314 Watershed Management
RWFM 4303 Range Analysis and Plannning

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