Fisheries and Wildlife Minor

The Fisheries and Wildlife Minor enables students in other majors to develop an understanding of the principles and practices of fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology. An overview of fish and wildlife biology and natural history and the general principles applied to managing their populations and habitats is provided.

A total of 16-18 credits are required among the following groups of courses.

Minor Application (.pdf)

Ecology Course

  • BIOL 3407/3408W (3 cr), FR 3104 (4 cr), or any ecology course

Select one Intro to Fisheries and Wildlife Course

  • FW 2001 Introduction to Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology (3 cr)
  • FW 2003 Introduction to Marine Biology (3 cr)
  • FW 4102 Principles of Conservation Biology (3 cr)
  • FW 4103 Principles of Wildlife Management (3 cr) 

Select one Human Dimensions Course:

  • ESPM 3001 Treaty Rights & Natural Resources (3 cr)
  • ESPM 3003 Sustainable People, Sustainable Planet (3 cr)
  • ESPM 3011W Environmental Ethics & Natural Resources (3 cr)
  • ESPM 3202W Envt. Conflict Mgmt, Leadership, and Planning (3 cr)
  • ESPM 3241W Natural Resource & Env. Policy (3 cr)
  • ESPM 3245 Sustainable Land Use Planning and Policy (3 cr)
  • ESPM 3271 Environmental Policy, Law & Human Behavior (3 cr)

Select one Taxonomic Course:

  • EEB 4129 Mammalogy (4 cr)
  • FW 4101 Herpetology (4 cr)
  • EEB 4134 Introduction to Ornithology (4 cr)
  • FW 3136 Biology of Fishes (4 cr)

Select one Advanced FW Course:

  • FW 5051 Analysis of Populations (4 cr)
  • FW 5601 Fisheries Population Analysis (3 cr)
  • FW 5603W Habitats and Regulation of Wildlife (3 cr)
  • FW 5604W Fisheries Ecology and Management (3 cr)