Recommended Academic Plan for Wildlife and Fisheries Science/Fisheries Option (W F S/FISH) University Park

Effective Summer 2008

Semester 1 (fall)

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 110 (GN) Biology: Basic Concepts and BiodiversityNotes for: BIOL 110

BIOL 110

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
MATH 110 (GQ) Techniques of Calculus INotes for: MATH 110

MATH 110

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 140 (GQ) Calculus with Analytic Geometry INotes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030 (GWS) Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030

ENGL 030

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
First Year SeminarNotes for: First Year Seminar

First Year Seminar

For campuses that do not require a first-year seminar and offer an alternative first-year engagement plan, this first-year seminar requirement will be waived. A student must, however, still meet the minimum number of credits required for graduation from this major, which may require the student to take an additional elective.
1-3
Total credits 15-17

Semester 2 (spring)

Course DetailsCredits
CHEM 110 (GN) Chemical Principles INotes for: CHEM 110

CHEM 110

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
MATH 111 (GQ) Techniques of Calculus IINotes for: MATH 111

MATH 111

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 141 (GQ) Calculus with Analytic Geometry IINotes for: MATH 141

MATH 141

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
2-4
BIOL 220W (GN) Biology: Populations and CommunitiesNotes for: BIOL 220W

BIOL 220W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CHEM 111 (GN) Experimental Chemistry INotes for: CHEM 111

CHEM 111

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
3
3
Total credits 16-18

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
3-4
3
3-4
W F S 209 (GN) Wildlife and Fisheries ConservationNotes for: W F S 209

W F S 209

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
STAT 240 (GQ) Introduction to BiometryNotes for: STAT 240

STAT 240

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 250 (GQ) Introduction to BiostatisticsNotes for: STAT 250

STAT 250

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 301 (GQ) Statistical Analysis INotes for: STAT 301

STAT 301

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15-17

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
4
4
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
3
3
3
Total credits 17

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
W F S 300 The VertebratesNotes for: W F S 300

W F S 300

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
W F S 301 Vertebrate LaboratoryNotes for: W F S 301

W F S 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
W F S 310 Wildlife and Fisheries MeasurementsNotes for: W F S 310

W F S 310

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
2
Natural Resource Policy, Planning, Law, Administration (PPLA) and Human Dimensions (HD) CourseNotes for: Natural Resource Policy, Planning, Law, Administration (PPLA) and Human Dimensions (HD)

Natural Resource Policy, Planning, Law, Administration (PPLA) and Human Dimensions (HD)

All supporting course selections are listed on the department’s website (http://ecosystems.psu.edu) in the Wildlife and Fisheries Science Handbook (under Student Resources, Student Handbooks).
3
Elective
0-4
Total credits 12-16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
3
3
Wildlife Selection courseNotes for: Wildlife Selection

Wildlife Selection

All supporting course selections are listed on the department’s website (http://ecosystems.psu.edu) in the Wildlife and Fisheries Science Handbook (under Student Resources, Student Handbooks).
3
ECON 104 (GS) Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 104

ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Resource Policy, Planning, Law, Administration (PPLA) and Human Dimensions (HD) CourseNotes for: Natural Resource Policy, Planning, Law, Administration (PPLA) and Human Dimensions (HD)

Natural Resource Policy, Planning, Law, Administration (PPLA) and Human Dimensions (HD)

All supporting course selections are listed on the department’s website (http://ecosystems.psu.edu) in the Wildlife and Fisheries Science Handbook (under Student Resources, Student Handbooks).
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
3
2
3
3
1.5
Physical Science Selection CourseNotes for: Physical Science Selection

Physical Science Selection

All supporting course selections are listed on the department’s website (http://ecosystems.psu.edu) in the Wildlife and Fisheries Science Handbook (under Student Resources, Student Handbooks).
3
Total credits 15.5

Additional Notes

Scheduling patterns for courses not taught each semester: Many W F S classes are only taught once per year, in the fall OR the spring, please plan your schedule accordingly.
 
Course Scheduling Tips: All Wildlife and Fisheries students should change their campus location to University Park by the start of their junior year (fifth semester).
 
When a required course has both a lecture and practicum portion, such as PHYS 250L and PHYS 250R, students are required to take both portions.
 
 
Program Notes: All supporting course selections are listed on the department’s website (http://ecosystems.psu.edu) in the Wildlife and Fisheries Science Handbook (under Student Resources, Student Handbooks).
 
We will accept STAT 200 as a substitute for “STAT 240, 250, or 301.” It is important to complete STAT before the start of your fifth semester.
 
Academic Advising Notes: US and IL cultures may count twice with GA, GH, or GS course.
 
Please contact Ms. Ellen A. Manno with any scheduling questions (exr2@psu.edu or 814-863-0362).

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

ENGL 030
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
First Year Seminar
For campuses that do not require a first-year seminar and offer an alternative first-year engagement plan, this first-year seminar requirement will be waived. A student must, however, still meet the minimum number of credits required for graduation from this major, which may require the student to take an additional elective.
CAS 100
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
Natural Resource Policy, Planning, Law, Administration (PPLA) and Human Dimensions (HD)
All supporting course selections are listed on the department’s website (http://ecosystems.psu.edu) in the Wildlife and Fisheries Science Handbook (under Student Resources, Student Handbooks).
Wildlife Selection
All supporting course selections are listed on the department’s website (http://ecosystems.psu.edu) in the Wildlife and Fisheries Science Handbook (under Student Resources, Student Handbooks).
Natural Resource Policy, Planning, Law, Administration (PPLA) and Human Dimensions (HD)
All supporting course selections are listed on the department’s website (http://ecosystems.psu.edu) in the Wildlife and Fisheries Science Handbook (under Student Resources, Student Handbooks).
Physical Science Selection
All supporting course selections are listed on the department’s website (http://ecosystems.psu.edu) in the Wildlife and Fisheries Science Handbook (under Student Resources, Student Handbooks).