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Minor

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences  Minor

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College of Agricultural Sciences|Fisheries and Wildlife



Also available via Ecampus.



A sequence in general biology equivalent to BI 211, BI 212, BI 213, *Principles of Biology (4,4,4) or BI 204, BI 205, BI 206, *Introductory Biology (4,4,4) is a prerequisite to the Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences minor.

A minimum of 27 credits is required with a combination of the following courses. Double counting restrictions, when applicable, are listed in each section. Double counting towards baccalaureate core is permitted.

Section 1: Foundation 

Both courses required, can be double counted. (6 credits)
BI 370. Ecology (3)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)

Section 2: Species 

Two courses in this section may be double counted.

Species Evolution and Biology

Select one course from below, 3–4 credits:
FW 302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4)
   or BI 302. Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals (4)
FW 311. Ornithology (3)
FW 315. Ichthyology (3)
FW 317. Mammalogy (3)
FW 331. Ecology of Marine and Estuarine Birds (4)
Z 473. Herpetology (3)

Systematics

Select one course from below, 2–3 credits:
FW 312. Systematics of Birds (2)
FW 316. Systematics of Fishes (3)
FW 318. Systematics of Mammals (2)
Z 474. Systematic Herpetology (2)

Section 3: Electives 

Select a minimum of 14–16 credits from the following courses or from Section 2:
None of these courses may be double counted.
FES 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
FW 301. Field Techniques for Marine Mammal Conservation (1)
FW 303. Survey of Geographic Information Systems in Natural Resources (3)
FW 320. Introductory Population Dynamics (4)
FW 321. Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology (3)
FW 323. Management Principles of Pacific Salmon in the Northwest (3)
FW 324. *Food from the Sea (3)
FW 325. *Global Crises in Resource Ecology (3)
FW 326. Integrated Watershed Management (3)
FW 328. Wildlife Capture and Immobilization (2)
   or VMB 328. Wildlife Capture and Immobilization (2)
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (3)
FW 341. Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement (2)
FW 345. *Global Change Biology (3)
FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society, and Sustainability (3)
FW 356. *Citizen Science (3)
FW 360. *Origins of F&W Management-Evolution, Genetics, and Ecology (3)
FW 366. Environmental Contaminants in Fish and Wildlife (3)
FW 370. Conservation Genetics (4)
FW 415. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3)
FW 419. The Natural History of Whales and Whaling (3)
FW 421. Aquatic Biological Invasions (4)
   or BI 421. Aquatic Biological Invasions (4)
FW 422. Introduction to Ocean Law (3)
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5)
FW 427. Principles of Wildlife Diseases (4)
FW 431. Dynamics of Marine Biological Resources (4)
FW 434. Estuarine Ecology (4)
   or OC 434. Estuarine Ecology (4)
FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
FW 439. ^Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management (3)
FW 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
   or FES 445. Ecological Restoration (4)
FW 451. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
   or FES 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FW 454. ^Fishery Biology (4)
FW 456. Freshwater Ecology and Conservation (5)
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
FW 462. Ecosystem Services (3)
FW 464. Marine Conservation Biology (3)
FW 465. Marine Fisheries (4)
FW 467. Antarctic Science and Conservation (4)
FW 469. Methods in Physiology and Behavior of Marine Megafauna (3)
FW 470. *Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin (3)
FW 471. Environmental Physiology of Fishes (4)
FW 473. Fish Ecology (4)
FW 474. Early Life History of Fishes (4)
FW 475. Wildlife Behavior (4)
FW 476. Fish Physiology (4)
FW 479. Wetland and Riparian Ecology (3)
FW 481. Wildlife Ecology (3)
FW 488. Problem Solving in Fisheries and Wildlife Science (3)
FW 489. Effective Communications in Fisheries and Wildlife Science (3)
FW 491. Fish Diseases in Conservation Biology and Aquaculture (3)
   or MB 491. Fish Diseases in Conservation Biology and Aquaculture (3)
FW 493. Field Methods for Marine Research (3)
FW 496. Fish Diseases in Conservation Biology and Aquaculture Lab (2)
   or MB 496. Fish Diseases in Conservation Biology and Aquaculture Lab (2)
FW 497. ^Aquaculture
FW 498. Aquaculture Laboratory (3)
FW 499. Special Topics in Fisheries and Wildlife (1–4)

Total=27


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Minor Code: 734


 
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