Wildlife and Conservation Science B.S.

Learn to preserve and maintain biodiversity and the integrity of natural systems by earning your Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Conservation at Texas A&M University-Commerce. In our program, you will gain tools to help restore and maintain the earth’s wildlife legacy while learning to protect its ecosystems. Through hands-on research in our university wetland, practical exercises, field trips, internships, and personal instruction in the classroom, you will gain marketable expertise in soils, ecology, botany and zoology – all of the knowledge and skills necessary to protect our planet.

Our graduates pursue careers as wildlife managers, park rangers, urban biologists, game wardens, ecologists, conservation planners, and more. They are prepared to excel in positions with governmental agencies and private organizations such as: Texas Parks and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Forest Service, the Nature Conservancy and the Audubon Society. Opportunities on private game ranches and nature centers are also available to graduates.

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required Common Courses in the Major (27)27
AG 201Biological Literature 3
or BSC 201 Biological Literature
BSC 307Ecology3
BSC 337Field Methods in Wildlife and Conservation Science4
AG 404Vertebrate Biology3
or BSC 404 Vertebrate Biology
AG 316Becoming a Wildlife Professional3
or BSC 316 Becoming a Wildlife Professional
PLS 309Soil Science3
PLS 329Soil Science Laboratory1
PLS 460Plant Taxonomy3
AG 440Human Dimensions of Wildlife3
or BSC 440 Human Dimensions of Wildlife
Required Courses in the Major – Biology Majors (28 sch)28
BSC 111Introduction to Biology1
BSC 1411Botany4
BSC 1413Zoology4
BSC 335Wildlife Management I3
BSC 336Wildlife Management II3
BSC 315Ecological Genetics3
BSC 314Comparative Vertebrate Physiology3
BSC 405Wildlife Internship4
BSC 436Plant Diversity & Conservation3
Required Courses in the Major – Agriculture Majors (32 sch)32
AG 300Professional Agricultural Communications1
AG 1131Intro To Agriculture1
BSC 1411Botany4
OR
Introduction to Plant Science (&)
Introduction to Plant Science Lab
OR
Introduction to Horticulture (&)
Introduction to Horticulture Laboratory
BSC 1413Zoology4
AG 335Wildlife Management I3
AG 336Wildlife Management II3
ANS 310Animal Genetics3
ANS 1319Introduction to Animal Science3
AG 405Internship Agri-Industries6
AEC 360Agricultural Law3
AG 400Seminar1
Upper Level Electives – Biology Majors (22 sch)22
Select upper level electives from the following:
BSC 338Wildlife Management Techniques3
BSC 438Wetland Ecology and Management4
BSC 402Ornithology3
BSC 406Mammalogy3
BSC 412Quantitative Biology3
BSC 415Upland Game Bird Ecology and Management3
BSC 416Wildlife Population Biology3
BSC 417Geospatial Mapping3
BSC 435Wildlife Habitat Ecology and Management3
BSC 462Agroecology3
BSC 463Landscape Ecology3
BSC 464Principles of Sustainability3
AG 423Natural Resources Management3
ENVS 403Environmental Ethics and Law3
Upper Level Electives – Agriculture Majors (18 sch)18
Select upper level electives from the following:
AG 435Wildlife Habitat Ecology and M3
AG 338Wildlife Management Techniques3
AG 438Wetland Ecology and Management 4
AG 402Ornithology3
AG 406Mammalogy 3
AG 417Geospatial Mapping 3
ENVS 403Environmental Ethics and Law3
BSC 412Quantitative Biology3
AG 415Upland Bird Ecology and Management3
AG 462Agroecology3
AG 463Landscape Ecology3
AG 464Principles of Sustainability 3
AG 436Plant Diversity & Conservation3
AG 423Natural Resources Management3
AG 416Wildlife Population Biology3
Required support courses
US-College Algebra *
Pre-Calculus *
Survey of General Chemistry *
CHEM 1105Experimental Survey of General Chemistry: Laboratory Section1
Survey of Organic and Biochemistry *
CHEM 1107Experimental Survey of Organic and Biochemistry: Laboratory Section *1
Total120
*

 This course can be used to satisfy the Common Core Requirements.

 A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all courses in this Major with the exception of the Support Course a grade of “D” is acceptable.

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