Texas A&M University - Commerce

Educational Requirements for Certification by The Wildlife Society
Suggested Major: Wildlife and Conservation Science

1. Biological Sciences: (38 hours)
(a) Wildlife Management: (6 hours)
AG/BSC 335 Wildlife Management I
AG/BSC 336 Wildlife Management II

Wildlife Biology
: (6 hours)
BSC 402 Ornithology
BSC 404 Vertebrate Biology

Ecology
: (4 hours)
BSC 307 Ecology

Zoology: (10 hours)
BSC 102 General Zoology
ANS 310 Genetics of Livestock Improvement
ANS 319 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals

Botany: (10 hours)
BSC 101 General Botany
BSC 436 Plant Diversity and Conservation
PLS 460 Plant Taxonomy

2. Physical Sciences: (11 hours)
CHEM 111 General and Quantitative Chemistry
CHEM 108 Survey of Organic and Biochemistry
PLS 309 Soil Science

3. Quantitative Sciences: (16 hours)
Basic Statistics: (4 hours)
PSY 302 Psychological Statistics

Quantitative Sciences and Methodolgy: (15 hours)
MATH 141 College Algebra
MATH 142 Pre-Calculus
BSC 412 Quantitative Biology
BSC 337 Field Methods in Wildlife and Conservation Science

4. Humanities and Social Sciences: (12 hours)
HIST 121 American Heritage
HIST 122 American Heritage
PSCI 220 U.S. Government
PSCI 221 Texas, the Federal System, and the Nation

5. Communications: (12 hours)
ENG 101 College Reading and Writing
ENG 102 Written Argument and Research
SPCH 111 Fundamentals of Speech
ENG 341 Technical Writing

6. Policy, Administration, and Law: (6 hours)
AEC 360 Agricultural Law
ENVS 403 Environmental Ethics, Law, and Environmental Impact Statements

Additional Wildlife and Conservation Courses: (not required for Associate Wildlife Biologist Certification) (3 hours)
AG/BSC 417 Geospatial mapping (GIS/GPS)