Wildlife and Conservation Biology Minor

Students interested in Wildlife and Conservation Biology minor must complete at least 5 courses with a minimum of 20 credits in the following designated courses with a grade of C- or better.  Four credits can be used to satisfy both major and minor requirements and only one course outside the Department of Natural Resources can be used toward the minor.  Appropriate course substitutes from study-abroad programs may be used to satisfy the requirements (with permission).                           

Required courses:

Choose 1 of the following:   

NR 433 - Wildlife Ecology - 4 credits - fall
OR
NR 650 a - Principles of Conservation Biology - 4 credits - spring       

Choose one of the following:

NR 425 - Field Dendrology - 4 credits - fall
NR 506 - Forest Entomology - 4 credits - fall
NR 655 - Vertebrate Biology - 4 credits - spring (alt, O)
NR 712 - Mammalogy - 4 credits - spring (alt, E)
ZOOL 542 - Ornithology - 4 credits - spring
ZOOL 628 - Marine Invertebrates - 4 credits - spring
ZOOL 710 - Ichthyology - 4 credits - fall (alt)
ZOOL 745 - Biodiversity of Insects - 4 credits - spring 

The remaining 12 credits may be chosen from the following:

(many have pre requisites, so be sure you check)
 

NR 615b - Wildlife Habitats - 4 credits - fall
NR 625 - Physiological Ecology - 4 credits - spring
NR 640 - Wildlife Population Ecology - 4 credits - fall
NR 603 - Landscape Ecology - 4 credits - fall   or  NR 642c - Biogeography - 4 credits spring (alt, O)
NR 650f   - Principles of Conservation Biology - 4 credits - spring
NR 664 - Conservation Genetics - 4 credits - fall
NR 6## - Ecology/Sustainability – Oaxaca Mexico - 4 credits - J-Term
NR 711 - Wetlands Ecology and Management - 4 credits - fall
NR 734 - Tropical Ecology - 4 credits - fall
NR 740b, d - Inventory & Monitoring - 4 credits - fall
NR 750b - Sustaining Biol. Diversity (Capstone) - 4 credits - spring
NR 765 - Community Ecology  -  4 credits - spring (alt, E)
NR 795- Investigations in Natural Resources - 2- 4 credits -  fall/spring
ZOOL 613 - Animal Behavior - 4 credits - fall or ZOOL 733 - Behavioral Ecology - 4 credits - spring

 

a NR 661, UNH-EcoQuest is considered an appropriate equivalent
b Enrollments are capped and admission is not guaranteed to those pursuing a minor.
c NR 660, UNH-EcoQuest is considered an appropriate equivalent
d NR 663, UNH-EcoQuest is considered an appropriate equivalent
e NR 795 requires working with an individual WCB faculty member on a special problem/issue.
f NR 650 can only count towards either Category 1 or Category 3.

Questions? Contact:

Jennifer Purrenhage, Ph.D.

Lecturer
James Hall, Room 156
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 
603-862-3915

Wendy F. Rose

Academic Department Program Manager
James Hall 114B
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 
(603) 862-3933