Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 preliminary edition, April 2014

Wildlife Conservation and Management

Major(s)

Wildlife Conservation and Management (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

This major is offered in cooperation with the Biology Department.

  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
    Specific General Education Requirements: BIO 121(4); GLG 110(4), GRY 100(3); MTH 135 or 138(5)

  2. Major Requirements

    1. Agriculture Requirements:

      1. AGN 115(3) or AGP 103(3); AGN 143(3), 215(3), 335(3); AGP 365(3) or 375(3); AGR 383(3); AGR 490(1);  GEP 101(2) or UHC 110(2) or AGR 301(1)

      2. Select two courses (4-6 hours) from: AGB 354(2); AGN 351(2); AGP 333(3), 485(3), 583(3)

    2. Biology Requirements:

      1. BIO 121(4)*, 122(4)*, 334(3), 339(2), 373(3)

      2. Select one course from: BIO 369(4), 436(4), 562(4)

      3. Select two courses from: BIO 573(3), 575(3), 577(3)

        *Students who have prior credit for BIO 134 and 167 combination are not required to take BIO 121 and 122; BIO 121 and 122 cannot count as degree credit if BIO 134 and 167 are counted as credit.

    3. Complete CHM 116(4) and 117(1); or CHM 160(4)
    4. Select ten additional hours in Agriculture and/or Biology

  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Accelerated Master of Natural and Applied Science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students in a major in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Master of Natural and Applied Science program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours from approved graduate-level courses may be counted toward both the graduate and undergraduate degrees (Mixed Credit). This option offers an opportunity for CNAS majors whose goals, academic capabilities, and career planning include graduate work, to complete the requirements for the master’s degree in less time than would otherwise be possible. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.

Accelerated master's degree in plant science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students majoring in Agriculture, Biology, and Chemistry may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Plant Science program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours from approved graduate-level courses may be counted towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees (Mixed Credit). The courses must be in the area of economic botany, plant physiology, plant genetics, crop management systems, plant nutrition, soils, chemistry, ecology, fruit production, viticulture, enology, or ornamental plants and landscaping.

This option is tailored to those undergraduates who have acquired considerable plant science-related research experience in a laboratory through the departments of Agriculture, Biology or Chemistry at Missouri State. Courses to be counted toward both degrees must be identified jointly in agreement with the undergraduate advisor, the student’s research mentor, and the Plant Science Program Director. This option will enable Agriculture, Biology, or Chemistry majors to potentially meet the requirements for the M.S. degree in Plant Science degree within two semesters following the completion of the undergraduate degree. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.