Academic Programs Catalog

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Marine Ecosystem Management

The Minor in Marine Ecosystem Management is designed to provide students with a fundamental background in ecosystem management of marine natural resources. Students gain insight and experience in marine management issues relative to estuarine, coastal, and open-water marine ecosystems from the perspective of habitat, biota and human resource users. Students are also exposed to the management skills necessary to recognize and use effective techniques to conserve, preserve and restore marine ecosystem integrity for the benefit of society. This unique management emphasis serves the career interests of students well as they pursue positions in the marine sciences.

The Minor in Marine Ecosystem Management is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in Bachelor of Science degree programs with majors in Fisheries and Wildlife, and Zoology. The minor is administered by the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the marine ecosystem management minor should contact the undergraduate advisor for fisheries and wildlife in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

Requirements for the Minor in Marine Ecosystem Management

The student must complete:

               
Marine Ecosystem Management  
All of the following courses (14 credits):  
FW 110 Conservation and Management of Marine Resources 3
FW 416 Marine Ecosystem Management 3
ZOL 303 Oceanography     4
ZOL 353 Marine Biology (W)     4
Biodiversity            
One of the following courses (4 credits):  
FW 471 Ichthyology       4
PLB 424 Algal Biology     4
ZOL 306 Invertebrate Biology 4
Experiential Learning in Marine Ecosystem Management  
One of the following courses which must contain a marine emphasis (2 to 4 credits):  
FW 480 International Studies in Fisheries and Wildlife 3
FW 493 Professional Internships in Fisheries and Wildlife 2 or 3
ZOL 496 Internship in Zoology 4
ZOL 498 Internship in Zoo and Aquarium Science 4