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Conservation Sciences Minor

Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Contact Information
Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, 135 B Skok Hall, 2003 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108 (612-624-7751)
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 7
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The conservation sciences (CS) program has two complementary objectives leading to a unique multidisciplinary program. The first is to provide students with sound graduate training in the biological sciences relevant to the global conservation of plants, animals, and ecosystems. The second objective promotes the study of social, political, and economic sciences that relate to recognition and solution of conservation problems. Students may select a named track, fisheries and aquatic biology, which offers an aquatic specialization. Students may also pursue a joint degree in law and conservation biology through the joint law degree program. The overall goal of the program is to prepare students to develop solutions or approaches to address problems that are scientifically and environmentally sound and likely to be acted upon or implemented within their social and political context.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Masters
Core Course
FW 8452 - Conservation Biology (3.0 cr)
Seminar
CONS 8001 - Conservation Biology Seminar (1.0 cr)
Electives
Three credits of electives in consultation with the director of graduate studies.
Doctoral
Core Course
FW 8452 - Conservation Biology (3.0 cr)
Seminar
2 credits required including at least one credit of CBIO 8001.
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CONS 8001 - Conservation Biology Seminar (1.0 cr)
· FW 8200 - Seminar (1.0-4.0 cr)
Electives
7 credits of electives in consultation with the director of graduate studies.
 
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FW 8452 - Conservation Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Seminar examining population- to system-level biological issues (genetics; demographic processes; community, ecosystem, and landscape scale interaction; restoration ecology; ex situ strategies for restoration and recovery) and societal issues (social, economic, cultural perspectives; sustainable development strategies; roles of institutions; international and U.S. policies).
CONS 8001 - Conservation Biology Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics vary. prereq: instr consent
FW 8452 - Conservation Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Seminar examining population- to system-level biological issues (genetics; demographic processes; community, ecosystem, and landscape scale interaction; restoration ecology; ex situ strategies for restoration and recovery) and societal issues (social, economic, cultural perspectives; sustainable development strategies; roles of institutions; international and U.S. policies).
CONS 8001 - Conservation Biology Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics vary. prereq: instr consent
FW 8200 - Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Oral and written student reports on selected topics from current literature in fisheries biology and management and wildlife. Lectures by and discussions with faculty and visiting specialists.