May 27, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Catalog

Wildlife Biology Program (BS)


Biology Department information  


Wildlife biology is a continuously expanding field, in which individuals will have the opportunity to study the dynamics of animal and plant communities of terrestrial and aquatic environments. The program provides students with a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare them for a career in this exciting area of biology. Students in this program will be exposed to wildlife management methods, field techniques and theoretical studies of wildlife species, populations and communities. Wildlife biologists will ultimately be responsible for the study and management of animal and plant populations within state, national and possibly international borders. Wildlife biologists may also be responsible for the study and management of non-game, endangered species or game animals and plants. This program is intended to prepare students for entry-level positions with state and federal agencies and private companies, and for the pursuit of higher academic degrees. The Program in Wildlife Biology is designed to produce well-rounded students; thus, we require our students to enroll in disciplines such as mathematics and statistics, chemistry, physics, communication, social sciences, and humanities. By using specifically identified coursework areas and mentoring, we will aid students in developing their intellectual capabilities in working with natural resources and people within that discipline.

Requirements


A. Core Wildlife Biology Courses (33 credits)


At least 40 credits in Biology, with no more than 16 below the 300-level, to include:

C. Physics (4-5 credits)


One of the following:

D. Mathematics (0-4 credits)


One of the following:

E. Concentration of Choice


Concentration A, General Wildlife Biology


This option is recommended for the student for a number of potential careers within Wildlife Biology for entry-level employment or graduate and professional training. The courses provide a wide breadth of preparation for more advanced coursework chosen by students to meet their individual needs and interests.

Concentration B, Associate Wildlife Biologist


This option is intended to prepare the student for entry-level positions with state and federal agencies and private companies, and for the pursuit of higher academic degrees. This option was designed for a student to meet the educational requirements for certification as an Associate Wildlife Biologist® by The Wildlife Society. Students completing this option should complete an application to The Wildlife Society for certification as an Associate Wildlife Biologist® with a Certified Wildlife Biologist as a sponsor (some UM-Flint faculty qualify to serve as a sponsor).

Concentration C, Pre-Veterinary


This option is intended to prepare the student for entry into veterinary school.

F. Additional Requirements


All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Science degree, including General Education requirements, and all University of Michigan-Flint graduation requirements.