The Marine Conservation Management Minor focuses on marine vertebrates, conservation science, and management of living marine resources. This minor packages existing Fisheries and Wildlife course offerings in a well-structured minor, aiming to increase student interest and participation in course offerings by Fisheries and Wildlife and other degree programs at Hatfield Marine Science Center
The minor is divided between a core requirement of 14 credits and a selected list of electives of 13 credits. The core is organized around three main themes: healthy planet, healthy economy, and healthy people. The elective section is broken into two groups of courses, one on species and habitats, the other one experiential learning and skills. The minor is available online as well as on-campus, with “on-campus” course offerings occurring in both Corvallis and at HMSC. In addition, several courses are offered in hybrid formats (for example- FW469, FW426, FW498) that permit both on-campus and Ecampus students to visit the Hatfield Marine Science Center for short, intensive experiential learning opportunities during summer and early fall. Students are strongly encouraged to spend a term in residence at Hatfield to interact with faculty in Newport and to take advantage of the considerable training opportunities available through collaborative governmental agencies and institutions at the coast (such as, NOAA, USFWS, ODFW, Oregon Aquarium).
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