WILDLIFE SCIENCE MS AND PHD CURRICULUM STRUCTURE

The following courses are suggested to complete the MS or PhD degree in Wildlife Science. See also, common course work structure (requirements) for MS and PhD degrees.

Orientation
Title Credits
SEFS 500 Graduate Orientation Seminar 1
Disciplinary Knowledge
ESRM 441 Landscape Ecology 5
ESRM 456 Biology and Conservation of Birds 3
ESRM 452 Field Ornithology 3
ESRM 458 Management of Endangered, Threatened, and Sensitive Species 5
SEFS 501 Forest Ecosystems - Community Ecology 5
Research Design / Quantitative Methods
QSCI 482 Statistical Inference in Applied Research I 5
QSCI 483 Statistical Inference in Applied Research II 5
QSCI 458 Modeling and Estimation in Conservation and Resource Management* 4
QSCI/STAT 480 Sampling Theory for Biologists* 3
QSCI/STAT 486 Experimental Design* 4
STAT 403 Introduction to Resampling Inference* 4
STAT 492 Stochastic Calculus for Option Pricing* 3
STAT 516 Stochastic Modeling of Scientific Data* 4
CS &SS 564 Bayesian Statistics for the Social Sciences* 4
CS &SS 565 Inequality: Current Trends and Explanations* 3
CS &SS 567 Statistical Analysis of Social Networks* 4
Social & Natural Science
SEFS 509 Analysis of Research Problems 3
Current Topics
SEFS 554 Wildlife Seminar** 1-2
Research
SEFS 700 Master's Thesis 9
SEFS 800 Doctoral Dissertation 27

*PhD level course
**for MS, taken twice; for PhD, taken three times