Wildlife Management

Description
The wildlife management concentration is designed for students at interested in biology, conservation, sustainability and management of natural resources. The concentration provides students with professional credentials to qualify for many positions offered by the state (e.g. Arizona Game and Fish Department) and federal agencies (e.g., US Forest Service, US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Land Management). The concentration will provide students with application-based and hands-on experience in the field and allow them to engage with wildlife professionals. Students completing this concentration may give a hiring edge to those in the growing field of environmental careers for agencies and non-government organizations.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 22 credit hours including 12 upper division hours for this concentration.
  • At least 9 hours must be upper-division courses offered by the Applied Biological Sciences program and selected with the approval of an advisor.
  • Students are required to complete BIO 181 and BIO 182 OR BIO 281 and BIO 282 prior to enrollment in concentration courses.

Required courses (13 credit hours)

ABS 274 Introduction to Wildlife Management (4) (Prerequisite: BIO 182 (or BIO 187))
ABS 376 Wildlife Ecology (3) (Pre/Co-requisites: ABS 274; ABS 370)
ABS 475 Habitat Management for Small Wildlife (3) (Prerequisite: ABS 376)
ABS 476 Big Game Habitat Management (3) (Prerequisites: Minimum junior standing)

Elective certificate courses (9 credit hours; choose three courses)

ABS 377 International Wildlife Conservation (3)
ABS 380 Restoration and Wildlife Plants (3) (Prerequisite: ABS 207) 
ABS 470 Life History of Mammals (3) (Prerequisite: ABS 355)
ABS 472 Applied Herpetology (3) (Prerequisite: ABS 355 or BIO 370; Credit is allowed for only ABS 472 or 498 (Applied Herpetology))
ABS 473 Applied Ornithology (3)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Polytechnic

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

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DARs Code

DARs Code

LSWLMEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

480‐965-4464
cisaadvising@asu.edu
Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA), Second floor