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Lake Superior State University

Fisheries and Wildlife Management: Bachelor of Science

Program Description


Fisheries and Wildlife Management programs place a strong emphasis on understanding the relationship between organisms and their habitats by blending a conceptual understanding of fish and wildlife ecology and population dynamics with practical skills obtained during laboratory and field exercises. Students graduating from this rigorous, applied curriculum can meet the qualifications of state and federal natural resource management agencies as technicians and biologists.

Program Learning Outcomes:


Scientific Literature -
Students in the Fisheries and Wildlife Management program will thoroughly research and synthesize the primary literature for information relevant to a current scientific investigation.

Scientific Investigation - Students in the Fisheries and Wildlife Management program will design and conduct a scientific investigation of a testable hypothesis or methodology using appropriate tools and techniques.

Communication - Students in the Fisheries and Wildlife Management program will effectively communicate the results or outcomes of their scientific investigation in multiple formats.

External Validity - Graduates of the Fisheries and Wildlife Management concentrations will be prepared to meet certification requirements of the American Fisheries Society or The Wildlife Society.

Professionalism - Graduates of the Fisheries and Wildlife Management program will have developed and demonstrate a sense of professionalism/work ethic.


Available degrees (see specific degree requirements further down the page):



Degree Requirements


Bachelor of Science Fisheries and Wildlife Management

Departmental Requirements

Support Courses

  • CHEM115 General Chemistry I 5
  • CHEM116 General Chemistry II 5
  • CHEM208 Survey of Organic Chemistry with Biological Apps 4
    or
  • PHYS221 Principles of Physics I 4
  • EVRN131 Introduction to GIS and GPS 2
  • MATH111 College Algebra 3
  • MATH112 Calculus for Business & Life Sciences 4

Free Electives - 10-11 credits

General Education: All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.

A minimum of 125 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.

 

Bachelor of Science Fisheries and Wildlife Management, Conservation Officer Concentration

Departmental Requirements

Support Courses

Conservation Officer Concentration Requirements (18 - 21 credits)

Free Electives to total 125 credits

General Education: All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.

A minimum of 125 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.



Bachelor of Science Fisheries and Wildlife Management, Fisheries Management Concentration

Departmental Requirements

Support Courses

  • CHEM115 General Chemistry I 5
  • CHEM116 General Chemistry II 5
  • CHEM208 Survey of Organic Chemistry with Biological Apps 4
    or
  • PHYS221 Principles of Physics I 4
  • EVRN131 Introduction to GIS and GPS 2
  • MATH111 College Algebra 3
  • MATH112 Calculus for Business & Life Sciences 4

Human Dimensions - 3 credits from:

  • ECON307 Environmental Economics 3
  • EVRN311 Environmental Law 3
  • NRES304 The Human Environment 3
  • POLI342 International Environmental Policy 3

Free Electives - 12 credits

General Education: All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.

A minimum of 125 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.

 

Bachelor of Science Fisheries and Wildlife Management, Wildlife Management Concentration

Departmental Requirements

Support Courses

Physical Science* - 3-4 credits from:

  • NRES230 Introduction to Soil Science 4
  • NRES286 Principles of Watersheds 3
  • PHYS221 Principles of Physics I 4

Policy/Admin/Law - 9 credits from:

Free Electives - 10 credits

*
Students considering graduate school should select PHYS221

General Education: All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.

A minimum of 125 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.


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