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Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Sciences - Pre-Veterinary Option

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Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Sciences - Pre-Veterinary Option (120 Credits)

A student may be admitted to the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Sciences major upon making their intention known to the School of the Environment.

A student maintains eligibility for the major by completing each of the following courses with a C or better by the end of the fourth semester in the major: Math 106, Math 108, Biology 106, Biology 107, Chemistry 105, SOE 204 and SOE 300. In addition, admitted students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

A student who does not meet these minimum requirements for maintaining eligibility in the major may be released by the School of the Environment after two semesters of failing to meet minimums. A student may be eligible to re-enter into the same major when minimum requirements are met.
First Year
First TermCredits
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
MATH 106 or Electives12- 3
SOE 1001
Second TermCredits
CHEM 1064
COM 102 [COMM] or H D 205 [COMM]3 or 4
MATH 10810 - 2
Second Year
First TermCredits
CHEM 3454
SOE 2044
SOE 300 or BIOLOGY 372 3 or 4
SOE 301 3
Second TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
MATH 140 [QUAN], 171 [QUAN], or STAT 212 [QUAN]4
MBIOS 3034
SOE 3023
Foreign Language, if needed20 - 4
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
SOE 3104
STAT 412 3
Foreign Language, if needed20 - 4
Second TermCredits
Advanced Wildlife Elective33
SOE 312 [DIVR]3
SOE 435 4
Water Science Course43
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Advanced Wildlife Elective33
Animal Systematics Course54
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
Plant Course63
SOE 4414
Second TermCredits
Humanities [HUM]3
Integrative Capstone73
SOE 2104
SOE 4383
SOE Experiential Requirement80-3
Exit Survey9

1MATH 106 and 108 are required courses. However, if students have tested into or taken MATH 140, 171, 172, STAT 212, or ALEKS with an 80% or better, MATH 106 and 108 will be waived. If waived, students may need to take additional credits to meet the University minimum requirement of 120 credits.
2Two years of high school foreign language or at least two semesters of college-level foreign language are required by the College of Arts and Sciences for graduation.
3Advanced Wildlife Elective (6 credits): Choose from SOE 318, 431, 446 [M], 450 [M], and 464 [M]. Selecting at least one [M] course is recommended. The School of the Environment requires students to take three [M] courses.
4Choose one of the following three Water Science courses: SOE 275 (fall), 411 (fall), or 461 (spring).
5Choose one of the following Animal Systematics Courses: BIOLOGY 423, 428, or 432 [M].
6Choose one of the following two plant courses: SOE 305 (Fall), or 306 (Spring).
7Choose one of the following two integrated capstone courses: SOE 471 [CAPS] (spring), or 454 [CAPS] [M] (fall).
8SOE Experiential Requirement: Students in the School of the Environment are required to fulfill the SOE Experiential Requirement before graduation. This requirement is designed to give students experience they will not receive in the traditional classroom-oriented course, and to better prepare them for a successful career after graduation. Students may choose 3 credits of coursework from SOE 492 or 495, or as approved by advisor. As an alternative to coursework, students may meet the requirement by documenting at least 135 hours of relevant practical experience. Students choosing the practical experience option may need an additional 3 credits of electives to meet the University requirement of 120 total credits.
9Students must complete a School of the Environment exit survey, administered during the final semester.

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