Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Educational Requirements for Certification by The Wildlife Society
Suggested Major: Range and Wildlife Management
Suggested Concentration: Wildlife Management

1.Biological Sciences: (36 hours) Note: several courses may be used in other subcategories.
(a) Wildlife Management (6 hours) Choose 6 or more hours from the following courses:
RWSC 2330 Principles of Wildlife Management (2)
RWSC 3310 Wildlife Management Techniques (3)
RWSC 4382 Big Game Management (3)
RWSC 4380 Wetland Ecology and Management (3)
RWSC 4319 Methods in Rangeland Ecology (3)

(b) Wildlife Biology (6 hours) Choose 6 or more hours from the following courses:
BIOL 4425 Ornithology (4)
BIOL 4429 Mammalogy (4)
BIOL 4427 Herpetology (4)

(c) Ecology (3 hours) Choose 3 or more hours from the following courses:
RWSC 1301 Range and Wildlife Ecology (3)
RWSC 4382 Ecology of Arid and Semiarid Lands (3)
BIOL 3301 Evolutionary Theory (3)
BIOL 3407 Ecology (4)

(d) Zoology, Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics
(9 hours) Choose 9 or more hours from the following courses:
BIOL 1113 Introductory Zoology Laboratory (1)
BIOL 1313 Introductory Zoology (3)
ANSC 3335 Genetics of Livestock Improvements (3) or BIOL 3402 Genetics (4)
ANSC 4307 Animal Nutrition (3)
BIOL 3405 Vertebrate Zoology (4)
BIOL 3408 Animal Physiology (4)
ANSC 4303 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals (3)

(e) Botany (9 hours) Choose 9 or more hours from the following courses:
BIOL 1111 Introductory Botany Laboratory (1)
BIOL 1311 Introductory Botany (3)
BIOL 3403 Plant Taxonomy (4)
BIOL 4411 Plant Physiology (4)
BIOL 4412 Plant Growth and Development (4)
BIOL 4413 Non-flowering Plants (4)
RWSC 3328 Rangeland Plants (3)

(f) Additional (3 hours) Choose 3 or more additional hours from courses above.

2. Physical Sciences
: (9 hours) Choose 9 or more hours from the following courses:
CHEM 1311 General Inorganic Chemistry I (4)
CHEM 1312 General Inorganic Chemistry II (4)
CHEM 2421 Elementary Organic Chemistry (4)
PLSS 3410 Principles of Soil Science (4)

3. Quantitative Sciences
: (9 hours)
(a) Statistics (3 hours) Choose 3 or more hours from the following courses:
STAT 1342 Elementary Statistics (3)
STAT 4301 Biometry (3)

(b) Advanced Mathematics (6 hours) Choose 6 or more hours from the following courses:
MATH 1314 College Algebra (3)
MATH 1325 Math for Business and Economics II (3)
CISA 1301 Personal Computer Applications I (3)
CSEN 2304 Introduction to Computer Science (3)

4. Humanities and Social Sciences: (9 hours) Choose 9 or more hours from the following courses:
HIST 1301 American History (3)
HIST 1302 American History (3)
POLS 2301 Government & Politics U.S. (3)
POLS 2302 Government & Politics Texas (3)
Social/Behavior Science Elective
Visual Performing Arts Elective
Literature/Philosophy Elective

5. Communications
: (12 hours) Choose 12 or more hours from the following courses:
ENGL 1301 Rhetoric & Composition I (3)
ENGL 1302 Rhetoric & Composition II (3)
COMS 1315 Business & Professional Communication (3)
ENGL 2314 Technical Writing (3)

6. Policy, Administration, and Law: (6 hours) Choose 6 or more hours from the following courses:
RWSC 3385 Wildlife Policy, Law, & Public Relations (3)
AGBU 4325 Rangeland Resource Economics (3)