Natural Resource Ecology & Management: Fisheries & Aquatic Ecology, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2022-2023. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 125

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1513College Algebra (A) 13
STAT 2013Elementary Statistics (A) 13
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
Select four hours from the following:4
Introductory Biology (N)
and Introductory Biology Laboratory (LN) 1
Introductory Biology (LN) 1
Course designated (N)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 13
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)6
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College Requirements
CHEM 1215Chemical Principles I (LN)4
or CHEM 1314 Chemistry I (LN)
Written and Oral Communications
Select one of the following:3
Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Written Communication
Technical Writing 3
Select one of the following: 43
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S)
Introduction to Speech Communication (S)
Elements of Persuasion (S)
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
Select one of the following: 4
Aquatic Entomology
Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)
NREM 3013Applied Ecology and Conservation3
Departmental Requirements
Select one of the following: 4
Animal Biology
NREM 1012Introduction to Natural Resource Ecology and Management2
NREM 2083Geospatial Technologies for Natural Resources3
NREM 3012Applied Ecology Laboratory2
NREM 3503Principles of Wildlife Ecology and Management3
NREM 4001Issues In Global Change1
NREM 4043Natural Resource Administration and Policy3
PBIO 1404Plant Biology (LN)4
Hours Subtotal40
Major Requirements
Core Courses
Select one of the following:3
Animal Genetics
General Genetics
Plant Genetics and Biotechnology
BIOL 4413Biology of Fishes3
BIOL 4434Limnology4
CHEM 1225Chemical Principles II (LN)5
or CHEM 1515 Chemistry II (LN)
Select one of the following: 24
Physical Geology (LN)
Descriptive Physics (N)
NREM 3523Fish and Wildlife Population Biology3
NREM 4414Fisheries Management4
NREM 4424Fisheries Techniques4
NREM 4443Watershed Hydrology and Water Quality3
NREM 4452Pond Management2
NREM 4453Aquaculture3
STAT 3013Intermediate Statistical Analysis3
or STAT 4013 Statistical Methods I (A)
Related Courses
Select courses from among the following or other courses in consultation with a faculty advisor for additional breadth, or to create a specialty emphasis area. 5
Select one of the following:2
Natural Resource Economics
Introduction to National Environmental Policy Act
Conservation of Natural Resources (S)
American Environmental History (H)
Wildlife Law Enforcement
Natural Resource Recreation
Environmental Law And Policy
Natural Resources and Environmental Policy
Environmental Sociology (S)
Select 2 hours of the following:2
Principles of Animal Nutrition
Vertebrate Zoology
Animal Behavior
Principles of Conservation Biology
Conservation Genetics
Organismal Ecotoxicology
Principles of Toxicology
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
Geographic Information Systems: Resource Management Applications
Field Applications of Geospatial Technologies for Natural Resources
Forest Resource Field Studies
Natural Resource Field Studies
Forest Biology
Wildlife Law Enforcement
Principles of Rangeland Management
Restoration Ecology
Ecology Of Invasive Species
Natural Resource Recreation
Natural Resources, People and Sustainable Development (I)
Wetland Ecology and Management
Wildlife Management Applications and Planning
Wildlife Management Techniques
Wildlife Management for Game Species
Wildlife Management for Biodiversity
Undergraduate Internship
Undergraduate Research
Special Topics in Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Field Botany
Hours Subtotal45
Select 0 hours or hours to complete required total for degree0
Total Hours125

College & Departmental requirements that may be used to meet General Education requirements.


If used as (N) course above, then hours are reduced by course hours.


If ENGL 3323 Technical Writing is used to satisfy ENGL 1213 Composition II above; hours in this block are reduced by 3.


If used as (S) course above, then hours are reduced by three.


May not use a course used above in Core Courses. Also may not use the same class for credit in both groups below.

Other Requirements

  • Students must earn minimum grades of “C” or “P” in each course listed in Major Requirements.
  • A minimum of 40 semester credit hours and 100 grade points must be earned in courses numbered 3000 or above.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2028.