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B.S. Major Requirements:

 
UNITS
Written/Oral Expression
7-8
University Writing Program 1 4
Communication 1, 3 or Dramatic Art 10 3-4
Completing University Writing Program 1 and Communication 1 will simultaneously satisfy the College requirements.
Preparatory Subject Matter
50-51
Biological Sciences 2A, 2B, 2C 15
Chemistry 2A, 2B, 8A, 8B 16
Mathematics 16A, 16B 6
Physics 1A, 1B 6
Statistics 100, 102, or Plant Sciences 120 4
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 10, 11, or 50 3-4
Depth Subject Matter
45-50
Students graduating with this major are required to attain at least a C average (2.000) in all courses taken at the university in depth and area of specialization subject matter.
Environmental Science and Policy 100 or Evolution and Ecology 101 4
Evolution and Ecology 100 4
Biological Sciences 101 4
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 121 or 130 4
Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 102 or Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 141 3-4
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 122 4
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 154 4
Choose three lecture courses and two (laboratory) courses from: Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 110, (110L), 111, (111L), 120, (120L), or 134, (134L) 14-15
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 100, or 101 & 101L, or 102 & 102L 4-7
Strongly recommended, but not required, Statistics 104, 106, or 108 4
Strongly recommended, but not required, Landscape Architecture 150 3
Strongly recommended, but not required, Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology 100 4
Restricted Electives
12-24
Choose one from the four Areas of Specialization shown below. No course can be used to simultaneously satisfy the Depth Subject Matter and the Area of Specialization.
Areas of Specialization
(1) Wildlife and Conservation Biology: Complete Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 151.
Choose one course from: Plant Sciences 102, 131,144,147 & 147L, 178, Plant Biology 102, 108, 117, 119, 148.
Choose one course from: Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 110, 111, 120, 134, 136, 141, 144, 152, 155 & 155L, 156, 157 or 160.
Choose one course from: Animal Science 103, 104, 170, Environmental Horticulture 160, Entomology 156, Environmental Science and Policy 121, 127, 155, 161, 162, 166N, 170, 171, Evolution and Ecology 107, 115, 138, 147, Environmental Toxicology 101, Plant Sciences 130, 135, or 162.
Note: Students interested in certification as a Wildlife Biologist from The Wildlife Society should consider additional courses in plant sciences.
(2) Fish Biology: Complete Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 120 & 120L.
Choose one course from: Entomology 116, Evolution and Ecology 112 & 112L or 114.
Choose three courses including at least one course from each of the following two groups:
(a) Aquatic Systems
Animal Science 118, Environmental Science and Policy 116N, 150C, 151, 151L,152, 155, Evolution and Ecology 115, Environmental Science and Management 100, Hydrology 143, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 144, 155 & 155L, 157, or 160.
(b) Water Policy/Law
Choose one course from: Hydrology 150, Environmental Science and Policy 161,162, 166N or 169.
(3) Wildlife Health: Complete Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 151.
Complete either Biological Sciences 102 and 103 or Animal Biology 102 and 103.
Choose one course from: Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 110, 111, 120, 134, 136, 141, 144, 152, 155 & 155L or 160.
Choose one course from: Animal Science 103, 104, 170, Anatomy, Physiology, and Cell Biology 100, Microbiology 101, 104 Molecular and Cell Biology 150, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101, 140, or Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology 158.
Note that this AOS recommends additional preparatory courses; prerequisites for admission to Veterinary Medicine vary among schools and students should confirm the specific requirements of the school(s) to which they wish to apply.
Additional Preparatory (recommended, not required): Chemistry 2C, 118A, 118B, 118C, Physics 7A, 7B, 7C.
(4) Individualized: Students may, with prior approval of their adviser and the curriculum committee, design their own individualized specialization within the major. The specialization will consist of at least four upper division courses with a common theme.
Total Units for the Degree
114-133
Major Adviser. N.A. Fangue
Students transferring to UC Davis from another institution or new students declaring the major of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology must consult the Master Adviser so that their program can be evaluated and a faculty adviser assigned. Contact the Department in 1086 Academic Surge Building or telephone 530-754-9796.

Minor Program Requirements:

The minor in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology is designed for students interested in basic training and understanding of the ecology and conservation of wild terrestrial and aquatic vertebrates, emphasizing birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and fish, but with relevance and application to all life forms.
 
UNITS
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology
20-31
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 100, 151, and 154, and one course from: 110, 111, 120 or 134 15
Two to four upper division elective courses chosen from the Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology curriculum, excluding Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 190, 191, 192, 195, 197T, 198, & 199 5-16
Minor Adviser. N.A. Fangue
Graduate Study. Faculty in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology are active members of several graduate programs, including the Ecology, Population Biology, Genetics, Animal Behavior, and Avian Science graduate groups. Students interested in graduate studies should see Graduate Studies, on page 121.
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