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A.S. Wildlife & Fisheries Biology Emphasis

Wildlife Biology

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The program course requirements are presented in sequence. Part-time students and others who cannot follow this sequence should check course descriptions in the catalog to determine prerequisites and should consult their academic advisor regarding the order in which they take courses. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.

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    Associate of Science
    Wildlife & Fisheries
    Biology Emphasis

    This transfer degree prepares students to further their education in a Wildlife and Fisheries Biology major. This degree is designed for potential transfer to Montana State University, the University of Montana, the University of Wyoming, the University of Idaho, or North Dakota State University. Graduates from a four-year program or who hold an advanced degree may find positions in resource management and conservation biology. A student graduating in this field with a four-year degree may become a wildlife disease specialist; law enforcement agent for the fish and game department; wildlife refuge manager; waterfowl biologist; fisheries biologist; or naturalist in a national, state or municipal park; hatchery manager; or environmental consultant for the energy industry. Most fish and wildlife biologists find employment with federal or state agencies. Competition for these jobs is intense, and most professional-level positions require an advanced degree. Other career opportunities exist with private resource groups and private industry such as environmental consulting firms, and oil, coal, mineral, or chemical companies.

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    Required Core - 67 Total Credits

    First Year - Fall Semester     (18) Credits
    Natural Resource Conservation  (3)
    Montana Range Plants  (1)
    College Writing I  (3)
    Principles of Living Systems  (3)
    Principles of Living Systems Laboratory  (1)
    Intro to Ag & Env Resources   (1)
    Intro to Computers  (3)
    *Humanities Core Requirement  (3)
    First Year - Spring Semester     (16) Credits
    College Algebra  (4)
    Intro to Public Speaking  (3)
    Leadership Dev for Agriculture  (3)
    Principles of Biological Diversity  (3)
    Principles of Biological Diversity Laboratory  (1)
    Intro to Technical Writing (preferred)  (3)
    College Writing II  (3)
    Careers in Wildlife Biology  (2)
    Second Year - Fall Semester     (17) Credits
    Intro to General Chemistry  (3)
    Intro to General Chemistry Lab  (1)
    Principles of Microeconomics  (3)
    Survey of Calculus  (4)
    Natural Resource Ecology  (3)
    Soils  (3)
    Second Year - Spring Semester     (16) Credits
    Intro to Organic & Biochemistry  (3)
    Intro to Organic & Biochemistry Laboratory  (1)
    Introduction to GIS Science and Cartography  (3)
    Intro to Statistics  (3)
    *Humanities/Diversity Core Requirement  (3)
    *Social Science Core Requirement  (3)
    Upon completion of this program
    graduates will be able to:
    • Transfer into a four-year program in Biology, Zoology, Natural Resources, or Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and complete upper-division work;

    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;

    • Complete upper-level science courses in Biology, Ecology, Zoology, and Chemistry;

    • Calculate and complete statistical analysis of migrating patterns and animal census for population.