Natural Resource Ecology & Management: Wildlife Ecology & Management, 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: 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
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 1215Chemical Principles I (LN) 24
or CHEM 1314 Chemistry I (LN)
CHEM 1225Chemical Principles II (LN) 25
or CHEM 1515 Chemistry II (LN)
GEOL 1114Physical Geology (LN)4
or PHYS 1014 Descriptive Physics (N)
PBIO 1404Plant Biology (LN) 24
Written and Oral Communication
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 Subtotal34
Major Requirements
Core Courses
Select one of the following:3
Animal Genetics
General Genetics
Plant Genetics and Biotechnology
BIOL 4174Mammalogy4
NREM 3012Applied Ecology Laboratory2
NREM 3013Applied Ecology and Conservation3
NREM 3503Principles of Wildlife Ecology and Management3
NREM 3523Fish and Wildlife Population Biology3
NREM 4001Issues In Global Change1
NREM 4464Ornithology4
NREM 4524 Wildlife Management Techniques4
NREM 4533Wildlife Management for Game Species3
NREM 4543Wildlife Management for Biodiversity3
Select one of the following:3
Wetland Ecology and Management
Fisheries Management
Biology of Fishes
PBIO 4005Field Botany5
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 6 hours of the following:6
Natural Resource Economics
Environmental Impact Analysis
Environmental Science Applications and Problem Solving
Conservation of Natural Resources (S)
American Environmental History (H)
Natural Resource Administration and Policy
Natural Resource Recreation
Environmental Law And Policy
Natural Resources and Environmental Policy
Environmental Sociology (S)
Select 4 hours of the following:4
Principles of Animal Nutrition
Animal Behavior
Principles of Conservation Biology
Conservation Genetics
Principles of Toxicology
Biology of Fishes
Introduction to Entomology (LN)
Geographic Information Systems: Resource Management Applications
Forest Resource Field Studies
Natural Resource Field Studies
Forest Health and Disturbance Ecology
Wildlife Law Enforcement
Principles of Rangeland Management
Restoration Ecology
Ecology Of Invasive Species
Natural Resource Administration and Policy
Natural Resource Recreation
Natural Resources, People and Sustainable Development (I)
Wetland Ecology and Management
Fisheries Management
Fisheries Techniques
Watershed Hydrology and Water Quality
Pond Management
Rangeland Resources Planning
Prescribed Fire
Advanced Prescribed Fire
Undergraduate Internship
Undergraduate Research
Special Topics in Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Hours Subtotal51
Select 0 hours or hours to complete required total for degree0
Total Hours125

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.