Range Ecology & Management
- Visit rangelands with professors to monitor landscapes and collect data related to cutting edge research in rangeland management.
- Gain real life knowledge and get a global perspective on range management by studying abroad.
- Work part-time during the school year as a Rangeland Center Intern.
- Network and compete at the International Society of Rangeland Management conference as a member of the award-winning Range Club.
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Your Rangeland Ecology & Management degree has a number of course electives that will expand your knowledge and meet your goals.
Your degree may also be enhanced with a minor in one of our other programs. Many of our classes cross over and help you build minor credits.
For detailed information, please visit the catalog description for this degree and its options.
BIOL 115 Cells and the Evolution of Life (4 cr)
CHEM 275 Carbon Compounds (3 cr)
COMM 101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2 cr)
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr)
FOR 235 Society and Natural Resources (3 cr)
NR 101 Exploring Natural Resources (1 cr)
REM 151 Rangeland Principles (2 cr)
SOIL 205 The Soil Ecosystem (3 cr)
SOIL 206 The Soil Ecosystem Lab (1 cr)
STAT 251 Statistical Methods (3 cr)
BIOL 213 Principles of Biological Structure and Function (4 cr)
PLSC 205 General Botany (4 cr)
CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry I (4 cr)
CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I (4 cr)
MATH 143 Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry (3 cr)
MATH 160 Survey of Calculus (4 cr)
FOR 221 Ecology (3 cr)
REM 221 Ecology (3 cr)
CSS 383 Natural Resource and Ecosystem Service Economics (3 cr)
FOR 375 Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Natural Resource Management (3 cr)
FISH 430 Riparian Ecology and Management (3 cr)
REM 252 Wildland Plant Identification Field Studies (3 cr)
REM 341 Systematic Botany (3 cr)
REM 410 Principles of Vegetation Measurement and Assessment (2 cr)
REM 411 Ecological Monitoring and Analysis (2 cr)
REM 440 Wildland Restoration Ecology (3 cr)
REM 456 Integrated Rangeland Management (3 cr)
REM 459 Rangeland Ecology (2 cr)
REM 460 Rangeland Ecology Current Topics and Field Studies (1 cr)
SOIL 454 Pedology (3 cr)
AVS 474 Beef Cattle Science (3 cr)
AVS 476 Sheep Science (3 cr)
ENGL 313 Business Writing (3 cr)
ENGL 317 Technical Writing (3 cr)
REM 429 Landscape Ecology (3 cr)
REM 452 Western Wildland Landscapes (2 cr)
Here are just a few of the jobs you can get with this degree.
Manage public land by implementing vegetation and livestock management plans. Improve habitat by addressing endangered species and invasive species impacts. Collaborate with others to solve complex ecosystem issues around the world.
Help ensure that environmental regulations are upheld in areas such as construction, land-use change, urban sprawl and agriculture. Make a difference in this fast-growing field by combining your knowledge of regulations with your communication skills.
A branch of ecology, in this field you will focus specifically on renewing and restoring damaged or destroyed ecosystems. A strong background in social science will help you understand the human impact on these ecosystems.
Wildland soil specialist
Study the science of why soil conditions have changed—over years or as a result of fire or human impact—and provide solid information to planners and decision makers about land use, restoration efforts and conservation planning.
Study the effect of environmental changes on plants and the ability to provide a safe and abundant food supply for humans and animals. Your research could impact policy and land-use practices and help with restoration after fire.
Rangeland livestock manager
Balance factors such as environmental regulations, cattle prices and range policies to manage livestock herds at a financial and environmental profit.
Help land investors by providing sound land appraisal, rural development strategies and economic impact data. Understanding of how land-use affects ecology and long-term profitability will enable you to provide accurate and valuable decision-making data to developers and landowners.
Wildlife habitat manager
Animals cannot thrive by themselves. Knowing how changes in the land effects animals, as well as how to restore and conserve land is vital to sustaining animal habitat. Work with animal biologists and other specialists to provide a balanced and sustainable living environment.