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Animal Ecology Core Requirements and Options
Listed here are the required curriculum for both the current and previous years. These courses are required for all Animal Ecology students no matter which of the below options they choose. These courses act as a foundation for which the classes within the desired option are built upon.
- 2020-2021 Animal Ecology Core Curriculum.pdf
- 2019-2020 Animal Ecology Core Curriculum.pdf
- 2018-2019 Animal Ecology Core Curriculum.pdf
- 2017-2018 Animal Ecology Core Curriculum.pdf
- 2016-2017 Animal Ecology Core Curriculum.pdf
In addition to the core curriculum for Animal Ecology, students choose an option, or specialty area. Students declare their chosen option during their sophomore year at ISU.
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
This option combines a fisheries concentration with aquatic sciences. Focus is on basic fish biology, aquatic ecology, fisheries management, and aquatic ecosystems. Students learn about fish culture, fish diseases, nutrition, aquaculture, societal and cultural concerns as well as the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of a variety of aquatic environments. Students also learn about watershed management.
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences careers can include: Fisheries Biologist, Hatchery Manager, Fish & Wildlife Specialist, Aquaculture Specialist, Lake Manager, Aquatic Biologist, Wetland Scientist, Restoration Ecologist, Environmental Consultant, Water Quality Technician
- 2020-2021 Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences.pdf
- 2019-2020 Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences.pdf
- 2018-2019 Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences.pdf
- 2017-2018 Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences.pdf
- 2016-2017 Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences.pdf
Interpretation of Natural Resources
The Interpretation option concentrates on natural history, earth science, and communication techniques. Students in this option will also study the natural environment and learn how to teach others about natural resource-related topics.
Interpretation careers can include: Environmental Educator, Naturalist, Interpreter, Park Ranger, Extension Educator, Natural Resources Policy or Public Relations worker, Spokesperson
- 2020-2021 AECL Interpretation of Natural Resources.pdf
- 2019-2020 AECL Interpretation of Natural Resources.pdf
- 2018-2019 AECL Interpretation of Natural Resources.pdf
- 2017-2018 AECL Interpretation of Natural Resources.pdf
- 2016-2017 AECL Interpretation of Natural Resources.pdf
Pre-Veterinary and Wildlife Care
The Pre-vet/Wildlife Care option is suited for two groups of people. The first group is interested in continuing their education in the veterinary field. Students take courses to meet admission requirements for veterinary school. The second group is interested in pursuing careers in the field of wildlife care. Courses cover animal physiology, animal disease detection and prevention, animal behavior, and advanced animal ecology.
Animal Care careers can include: Zookeeper, Wildlife Rehabilitator, Veterinarian, Animal Trainer
- 2020-2021 Pre-vet & Wildlife Care.pdf
- 2019-2020 Pre-Vet & Wildlife Care.pdf
- 2018-2019 Pre-Vet & Wildlife Care.pdf
- 2017-2018 Pre-Vet & Wildlife Care.pdf
- 2016-2017 Pre-Vet & Wildlife Care.pdf
The Wildlife option concentrates on wildlife habitats, interactions within and among populations, and wildlife management. In addition to in-depth study of wildlife, the option offers courses in policy, administration and law in order to prepare students for the public decision-making process that is necessary in most areas of wildlife management.
Wildlife careers can include: Ornithologist, Fish & Wildlife Specialist, Park Ranger, Wildlife Biologist, Conservation Law Enforcement, Ecologist, Natural Resources Technician, Habitat Manager
- 2020-2021 Wildlife.pdf
- 2019-2020 Wildlife.pdf
- 2018-2019 Wildlife.pdf
- 2017-2018 Wildlife.pdf
- 2016-2017 Wildlife.pdf