Online Fisheries and Wildlife (BS)

Oregon State University

Date Posted: Sept. 5, 2019
Submitted by: Genevieve LaMarr LeMee
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree
Distance: Distance Education


If you are looking for a flexible opportunity to complete your first or second (post baccalaureate) BS degree, without sacrificing experiential learning, the Ecampus Fisheries and Wildlife (FW) Sciences degree may be a perfect fit for you. The Extended Campus degree program is similar to the Corvallis campus program and allows you the opportunity to earn your degree from anywhere you can access the internet.

The undergraduate curriculum is composed of a Baccalaureate Core, Fisheries and Wildlife Core including two internships, and a specialization. The specialization is a 24 credit plan of study which you design along with your advisor according to your interests and career goals. In the degree program, you'll get outside, take field courses, gain work experience, and in some cases, conduct independent research projects.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Student will understands the physical and ecological elements and processes sustaining ecosystems, and recognize the implications of altering those components.
  2. Student will be able to apply conservation principles in developing conservation approaches for ecosystems or organisms within ecosystems.
  3. Student will learn the need to incorporate social information in fisheries and wildlife management.
  4. Student will understand the biology, ecology, and evolution of at least one major vertebrate taxon, and can explain how the structure, behavior, and physiology of animals in that taxon adapts them to their environment and influences their ecology.
  5. Student will learn how to interprets, represent, and present data in figures and tables accordance with professional standards.
  6. Student will learn to recognize biases and assumptions in published and unpublished scientific writing.
  7. Student will learn the use of logic, reasoning, analysis, and synthesis to arrive at defensible conclusions.
  8. Students will demonstrate the capacity to clearly and effectively express themselves in written communication.
  9. Students will demonstrate the capacity to clearly and effectively express themselves in oral presentations.
  10. Students will develop and learn about the importance of professional collegiality and team building.
  11. Students will demonstrate good interpersonal communication skills in interactions with their peers and FW faculty and staff.

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