What You Will Learn
Student Learning Objectives

Our Curriculum

  

Fisheries & Wildlife (Bachelor’s Degree)

  • Graduates will consider the program to be of high quality at the time of and following graduation.
  • Students will have a solid foundation in basic biological principles.
  • Students will be proficient in identification and knowledge of taxonomy and life history characteristics of regional mammals, birds, or fish.
  • Students will be able to produce a high quality oral presentation.
  • Students will be able to produce a high quality written report.
  • Students will be proficient in word processing, production of graphs for reports, use of basic spreadsheets, preparation of presentations, and basic statistical applications.
  • Students will have a working knowledge of general ecological principles.
  • Students will have a working knowledge of forest ecology and management, wetlands ecology, or limnology.
  • Students will have acceptable interpersonal skills.
  • Students will be able to recognize important components of state and federal laws that regulate use of natural resources.
  • Students will have a working knowledge of basic fisheries and wildlife management principles.
  • Students will understand how habitat manipulations can be used to manage fish and wildlife.
  • Students will understand how the human dimension influences the fisheries and wildlife professions.
  • Students will understand basic statistical concepts.
  • Students will have a working knowledge of population dynamics principles.
  • Students will have a working knowledge of methods used to estimate abundance of fish and wildlife.
  • Students will be able to integrate information from several sources to produce a cogent report or presentation.
  • Students will have a working knowledge of the methods used to age, sex, capture, and mark fish and wildlife.
  • Students will demonstrate a basic ability to use GPS equipment, aerial photographs, and maps for fish and wildlife management purposes.

Fisheries & Wildlife (Master’s Degree)

  • Students will be proficient at oral and written communications.
  • Students will be able to properly collect original field data.
  • Students will be able to effectively analyze data.
  • Students will be able to cogently integrate information to produce a quality report.
  • Students will be sufficiently proficient in subject areas to qualify as fisheries or wildlife biologists.
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