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Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Areas of Emphasis: Fisheries Science, Wildlife Science
Pathway: Agriculture and Natural Sciences

If you’re passionate about the outdoors and the conservation of natural resources and animal habitats, this major is for you.

Academics

Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • WMAN 100 The Tradition of Hunting
    3
  • WMAN 175 Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    BIOL 101 General Biology or
    BIOL 115 Principles of Biology
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day or
    MATH 126B College Algebra 4-Day or
    MATH 126C College Algebra 3-Day
17
Spring
  • WMAN 150 Principles of Conservation Ecology Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    BIOL 102 General Biology or
    BIOL 117 Introductory Physiology
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Area of Emphasis Course
    3
13
Summer
  • WMAN 205 Wildlife-Fisheries Camp
    3
3
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • New international students: Find a mentor who is an upperclassman

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend Monday Night Lights
  • Get a selfie with the Mountaineer
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Donate surplus items from your room before leaving for home
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Climb at the SRC climbing wall
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall

Academics

Fall
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    CHEM 111 Survey of Chemistry or
    CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • FOR 205 Dendrology Exclamation Point
    3
  • STAT 211 Elementary Statistical Inference Exclamation Point
    3
  • WMAN 224 Vertebrate Natural History Exclamation Point
    3
13
Spring
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • FOR 240 Introduction to Computing in Natural Resources
    3
  • CSAD 270 Effective Public Speaking Exclamation Point
    3
  • WMAN 234 Forest Wildlife Management Exclamation Point
    3
  • AGRN 202 Principles of Soil Science Exclamation Point
    3
  • AGRN 203 Principles of Soil Science Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
16
Summer
  • WMAN 491 Professional Field Experience
    1-18
1
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Find a faculty mentor
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail
  • Participate in liveWELL programs

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Join a club sport team

Academics

Fall
  • WMAN 300 Wildlife and Fisheries Techniques Exclamation Point
    3
  • WMAN 421 Renewable Resources Policy and Governance
    3
  • WMAN 491 Professional Field Experience
    1-18
  • FOR 310 Elements of Silviculture Exclamation Point
    3
  • Area of Emphasis Course
    3
13
Spring
  • WMAN 313 Wildlife Ecosystem Ecology Exclamation Point
    4
  • WMAN 330 Conservation Genetics
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    BIOL 433 Herpetology or
    WMAN 425 Mammalogy or
    WMAN 426 Ornithology
  • Area of Emphasis Course
    3
13
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more

Academics

Fall
  • WMAN 445 Introduction to Fisheries Management
    3
  • RESM 440 Foundations of Applied Geographic Information Systems
    3
  • RESM 441 Introduction Geographic Information Systems Natural Science
    2
  • Policy and Administration Course
    3
  • Area of Emphasis Course
    3
  • Area of Emphasis Course
    3
17
Spring
  • WMAN 446 Freshwater Ecology
    4
  • WMAN 450 Advanced Wildlife and Fisheries Management
    4
  • Area of Emphasis Course
    3
  • Area of Emphasis Course
    3
14
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Check all of your degree requirements

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a football game
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Become a TIPS (Training Intervention Program) trainer and help prevent alcohol misuse
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Exercise daily

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Sign up for an interview

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