With more than 7,500 wildlife strikes reported a year in the United States alone, aircraft and airport wildlife issues have captured national media attention and illuminated the risk of unmitigated wildlife. Students who have interest in wildlife biology, environmental science, and working in the outdoors should explore this growing, rewarding, and promising career field.
Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus offers the only undergraduate Environmental Science degree in North America with an aviation and aerospace focus. The aviation and aerospace industry has the greatest need of professionals who are trained to manage the increasingly complex web of problems associated with environmental issues. The Wildlife Science program at Prescott is designed to give graduates the knowledge and technical skills needed to confront the wildlife issue that affect airport and flight safety.
The core curriculum and program requirements in Wildlife Science are designed to give students fundamental science knowledge and demonstrate the ways in which business, economics, and geography integrate with environmental aspects of their future careers.
Wildlife Science students will also gain hands-on experience through the completion of a co-op in the aviation and environmental industry. Students also have the option of completing independent research under faculty guidance in a special area of interest.
The Wildlife Science program requires 120 credits to complete. Students in the program will complete 40 credit hours in biology, eight credit hours in chemistry, and seven credits in Physics. The remaining credit hours will be completed with courses from the general education offerings, including several courses in math and communication.
|HU 14X lower level||3|
|BIO 104||Foundations of Biology I||4|
|BIO 105||Foundations of Biology II||4|
|CHM 105||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHM 106||General Chemistry II||4|
|COM 122||English Composition||3|
|MA 220||Quantitative Methods II||3|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|UNIV 101||College Success||1|
|BA 201||Principles of Management||3|
|COM 222||Business Communication||3|
or COM 221
|Technical Report Writing|
|BIO 220||Wildlife Management||4|
|IT 109||Introduction to Computers and Applications||3|
or CS 118
|Fundamentals of Computer Programming|
|PS 113||Introductory Physics I||3|
|PS 114||Introductory Physics II||4|
|SS 110||World History||3|
|BIO 309||Principles of Ecology||3|
|BIO 312||Plant Identification||3|
|MA 222||Business Statistics||3|
|SIS 200||Introduction to the U.S. Legal System||3|
|BA 408||Airport Management||3|
|BIO 400||Molecular and Cell Biology||4|
|BIO 403||Wildlife and Airports||3|
|HU 330||Values and Ethics||3|
|SIS 411||Procedural Laws and Evidence||3|
|SS 320||Government of the U.S.||3|
|Choose 3 of the following:||9-12|
|BIO 142||Intro to Environmental Science||3|
|BIO 240||Natural History of the Region||4|
|CHM 200||Organic Chemistry I||4|
|CHM 201||Organic Chemistry II||4|
|SS 360||Environmental Law||3|
|WX 321||Atmospheric Environmental Studies||3|
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