Natural Resource Ecology & Management: Wildlife Biology & Preveterinary Science, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 130

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 2103Business Calculus (A) 13
STAT 2013Elementary Statistics (A) 13
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN) 14
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
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
NREM 1012Introduction to Natural Resource Ecology and Management2
SOIL 2124Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)4
Natural Sciences
BIOL 1604Animal Biology4
CHEM 1314Chemistry I (LN) 24
CHEM 1515Chemistry II (LN) 25
MICR 2123Introduction to Microbiology3
MICR 2132Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory2
PBIO 1404Plant Biology (LN) 24
PHYS 1114College Physics I (LN) 24
PHYS 1214College Physics II (LN) 24
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:3
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S) 4
Introduction to Speech Communication (S) 4
Elements of Persuasion (S) 4
Hours Subtotal43
Major Requirements
Core Courses
ANSI 3543Principles of Animal Nutrition3
Select one of the following:3
Survey of Biochemistry
Biochemistry I
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory
BIOL 3023General Genetics3
Select one of the following:5
Survey of Organic Chemistry
and Survey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
BIOL 3204Physiology4
NREM 3012Applied Ecology Laboratory2
NREM 3013Applied Ecology and Conservation3
NREM 3503Principles of Wildlife Ecology and Management3
NREM 4001Issues In Global Change1
NREM 4524 Wildlife Management Techniques4
Select two of the following:7
Biology of Fishes
Related Courses
Select courses from among the options, or other courses in consultation with a faculty advisor for additional breadth, or to create a specialty emphasis area 59
Select an option
Hours Subtotal47
Select 0 hours or hours to complete required total for degree0
Total Hours130


Option 1

Select two of the following:7
Biology of Fishes
Select 2 hours of the following:2
Internships in Agriculture
Introduction to the Animal Sciences
Animal Reproduction
Applied Animal Nutrition
Basic Nutrition for Pets
Biochemistry I 3
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Biochemistry II
Vertebrate Zoology
Animal Behavior
Environmental Biology
Principles of Conservation Biology
General Parasitology
Conservation Genetics
Mammalian Physiology
Mammalian Physiology Capstone Laboratory
Environmental Physiology
Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
Organismal Ecotoxicology
Principles of Toxicology
Introduction to Entomology (LN)
Livestock Entomology
Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Geographic Information Systems: Resource Management Applications
Cell and Molecular Biology
Medical Mycology
Field Applications of Geospatial Technologies for Natural Resources
Forest Resource Field Studies
Natural Resource Field Studies
Forest Biology
Forest Health and Disturbance Ecology
Wildlife Law Enforcement
Principles of Rangeland Management
Restoration Ecology
Ecology Of Invasive Species
Natural Resources, People and Sustainable Development (I)
Wetland Ecology and Management
Fisheries Management
Fisheries Techniques
Pond Management
Wildlife Management for Game Species
Wildlife Management for Biodiversity
Rangeland Resources Planning
Prescribed Fire
Advanced Prescribed Fire
Undergraduate Internship
Undergraduate Research
Special Topics in Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Field Botany
Introduction to Plant and Soil Systems

Option 2

Complete the first year of professional program.

With the approval of the advisor, department head, and dean, a maximum of 9 hours from an accredited dental, medical, optometry, osteopathic, pharmacy, podiatry, or veterinary medical school may be used to complete hours.

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.
  • A 2.00 GPA or higher in upper-division hours.

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 2026.