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Option Conservation Law Enforcement Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Natural Resources - College of Forestry



Also available via Ecampus.


Students will be prepared to enter careers in conservation law enforcement with an understanding of the criminal justice system, environmental law and policy, human dimensions and sustainable resource management.



Minimum of 40 credits is required with at least 20 upper-division credits.

Measurements

Select 1 course from below (2–3 credits)
FW 255. Field Sampling of Fish and Wildlife (3)
FW 328. Wildlife Capture and Immobilization (2)
   or VMB 328. Wildlife Capture and Immobilization (2)

Foundational Courses (16 credits)

COMM 318. Advanced Interpersonal Communication (3)
   or COMM 326. Intercultural Communication (3)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
SOC 241. Introduction to Crime and Justice (3)
TRAL 251. Recreation Resource Management (4)
WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)
   or WR 362. *Science Writing (3)

Resource Management 

Select 2 courses from below (6–9 credits)
FES 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
   or FW 452. Biodiversity Conservation in Managed Forests (3)
FW 426. Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (5)
FW 451. Avian Conservation and Management (3)
FW 458. Mammal Conservation and Management (4)
RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)
TRAL 352. Wilderness Management (3)
   or TRAL 357. Parks and Protected Areas Management (3)

Human Dimensions

Select 1 course from below (3–4 credits)
FW 340. *Multicultural Perspectives in Natural Resources (3)
FW 439. ^Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management (3)
HDFS 201. *Contemporary Families in the U.S. (3)
HDFS 444. Family Violence and Neglect (4)
PSY 360. Social Psychology (4)
SOC 312. *Sociology of the Family (4)
SOC 381. Social Dimensions of Sustainability (4)
SOC 441. Criminology and Penology (4)
SUS 420. Social Dimensions of Sustainability (3)

Fisheries, Wildlife, and Environmental Law

Select 1 course from below (2–4 credits):
AEC 253. *Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics (4)
AEC 432. Environmental Law (4)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FW 341. Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement (2)
FW 415. Fisheries and Wildlife Law and Policy (3)
FW 422. Introduction to Ocean Law (3)

Electives (11 credits minimum)

Students will choose a minimum of 11 credits of appropriate course work approved by an advisor from related fields such as criminal justice, fish and wildlife, forestry, recreation, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and natural resources.

Note: Up to 6 credits of appropriate internships, projects, or study abroad may be used to fulfill requirements in this option as approved by petition.

Total=40–47


Footnotes:

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


Major/Option offered thru Ecampus - Distance Ed - Signifies that the Major/Option can be completed thru Ecampus - Distance Ed

Option Code: 787




 
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