Graduate Specialization - Graduate Specialization in Fish and Wildlife Disease Ecology and Conservation Medicine

Program:
Graduate Specialization in Fish and Wildlife Disease Ecology and Conservation Medicine
Program Code:
5256 Fish&Wld Dis Ecol&Conserv Med
Program Level:
Graduate
Award Type:
Specialization Graduate - Doctoral
Start Term:
SS05
College:
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Requirements as represented in Degree Navigator are not available for this program.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Graduate Study

Graduate Specialization in Fish and Wildlife Disease Ecology and Conservation Medicine

The Specialization in Fish and Wildlife Disease Ecology and Conservation Medicine is designed to provide students with improved understanding of the likely consequences of increased contact between fish and wildlife, domestic animals and human populations for emergence and spread of infectious diseases. Students will gain a sound understanding of the basis of fish and wildlife disease, and an appreciation of the diagnostic and surveillance tools needed to move toward effective disease control among wild populations and ecosystems. Students will also obtain the skills that will enable them to work effectively within interdisciplinary and interagency teams to develop disease surveillance, control, and prevention plans.

The specialization which is administered by the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is available as an elective to master’s and doctoral students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the College of Natural Science, and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Students enrolled in Plan A (thesis) master’s programs are encouraged to develop thesis topics which integrate their chosen discipline with the interdisciplinary focus integral to this specialization. It is designed for students who are interested in combining study in their disciplines with the study of fish and wildlife disease ecology and in applying their knowledge to the management of emerging and recurring disease in fish and wildlife populations and in ecosystems.

With the approval of the department or school and college that administers the student’s degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the specialization may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the graduate degree program. The student’s program of study must be approved by the student’s academic advisor for the specialization.

Requirements for the Specialization in Fish and Wildlife Disease Ecology and Conservation Medicine

The student must:

               
1. Complete all of the following courses (10 credits):  
  FW 423 Principles of Fish and Wildlife Disease 3
  FW 423L Principles of Fish and Wildlife Disease Laboratory 1
  FW 463 Wildlife Disease Ecology 3
  FW 821 Conservation Medicine 3
2. Students must provide evidence of background and/or education in epidemiology and or quantitative methods. Typically, this background or education will be in the form of successful completion of one semester-long course in each of these areas. Course work taken prior to entering the graduate specialization can be used to satisfy this requirement. Waiver of this requirement requires review by the advisor for the specialization.  
3. Master’s and doctoral students will complete a thesis or dissertation reflecting the integration of the student’s discipline.