Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Department: Environmental Science and Studies
Course Number   Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ESS 100   Environmental Systems I
3

 

N

 

ESS 110   Environmental Systems II
3
 ESS POE
N
 CW
BI 105   Biological Diversity and Ecology 3 Co-requisite BI 121 N  
BI 121   Biology Lab I 1 Co-requisite BI 105 N QS
BI 106   Functions of Cells and Organisms 3 BI 105 N  
BI 122   Biology Lab II 1 BI 105 and BI121 N  QS
CH 142   Integrated Chemistry: Principles I 3 Co-requisite CH 143 N  
CH 143   Integrated Chemistry: Principles I Lab 1 Co-requisite CH 142 N QS
CH 144   Integrated Chemistry: Principles II
3
CH 142, Co-requisite CH 145
N
 
CH 145   Integrated Chemistry: Principles II Lab 1 CH 143, Co-requisite CH 144 N QS
ESS 310   Water Resources I
3
ESS 100
N
QM
ESS 400   Senior Capstone (Fisheries)
3
Senior in ESS
N,S
 
ESS 345   Icthyology
4
BI 105, BI 121, or permission
N
QS
ESS 445   Fishery Science and Management 4 ESS 325 or permission N, H QS
CORE COURSES   36 credits hours        


Fisheries and Aquatic Science Courses: Choose 1 of the Following (4 Credit Hours)
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ESS 328 Limnology
4
BI 105, BI 121, ES 100
N
 
ESS 346 Freshwater Invertebrates
4
BI 105, BI 121
N
 
Additional Biological Science Course: Choose 1 of the Following (3-4 Credit Hours)
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ESS 224 Wildlife Management
3
ESS 100, BI 105, BI 121
N
 
ESS 325 Conservation Biology
3
ESS 100, BI 105
NS
 
BI 300 General Ecology
3
BI 105, BI 121
N
 
BI 301 General Ecology Lab
1
Co-Requesite BI 300
N
 
BI 321 Ecological Genetics
3
BI 105, BI 106, BI 305
N
QS
BI 360 Vertebrate Zoology
3
BI 105
N
 
Physical Sciences - Choose 2 of the Following: 7 or 8 Credit Hours
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
GL 100 Introduction to Physical Geology 3  
N
 
GL 101 Physical Geology Lab 1  
N
 
ESS 330 Geographical Information Systems 4 ESS 100
N
 
ESS 410 Water Resources II 3 ESS 310, MA 130
N
QS
PC 211 & PC 211L Environmental Physics 4  
N
 
Math and Statistics Courses: Choose 2 of the Following (7-8 Credit Hours)
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ESS 230 Environmetrics 3  
N
QS 
BI 305 Biostatistics 4 BI 106, or ESS 100 
N
QS 
MA 130 Calculus I 4     QM 
MA 220 Intro to Probability and Statistics 4 MA 130
N
QS
Human Dimensions and Policy Courses: Choose 2 of the Following (6 Credit Hours)
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ESS 305 Environmental Economics 3  
S
 
ESS 324 Natural Resources Management 3 ESS 100, BI 105, BI 121
N
 
ESS 380 Sense of Place Seminar 3 ESS 100   CA, CW
Take 3 more courses in Communication for AFS Certification
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
EN 110 College Writing Seminar 3  
 
 
EN 315 Technical Writing 3  
H
 
CM 200 The Art of Public Speaking 3   H CW, CS
  Others by Approval    
 
 
Total credit hours: 61 ( 62 if Capstone option is taken)

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