Study and learn from rangeland experts. Explore rangeland ecology and management science in real world settings at Idaho

B.S. Rangeland Ecology & Management

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Promoting Rangeland Stewardship

Study the management, conservation, and restoration of diverse rangeland environments which include grasslands, shrublands, woodlands and desert, to prepare for a career with government agencies, conservation groups and private landowners. This program provides a solid understanding of ecological restoration and the many issues facing natural resource management.

Fast Facts

  • Accredited by the Society for Range Management
  • Extensive field trip experiences
  • Faculty and staff who know students on a first name basis
  • Award-winning participation at the Society for Range Management national student competition
  • Ranch Manager
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Land Reclamation
  • Agricultural Appraisal and Lending Agent
  • Graduates are employed by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, USDA (Natural Resource Conservation Service), and the National Park Service.


Potential salaries are based
upon mid-career national averages.
Degree Roadmap


credits required to graduate

Sample plan: Rangeland Ecology & Management

12 credits required in a career track

  • Restoration Ecology
  • Field Botany
  • Spatial Ecology
  • Watershed Science

Earn a minor in Rangeland Ecology and Management.

Degree Prep

The most prepared Rangeland Ecology & Management students have completed high-school courses such as:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Math
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Algebra
  • English
Lab Fees


Average cost per semester
Through the course of the degree, students participate
in required labs and field trips. Actual cost per semester will vary by classes.

Thanks to the generous support of numerous individual and organizational donors and benefactors, students in the College of Natural Resources have access to 89 private, state, and continuing education funds.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

Get Involved
Get Involved
Hands-On Learning Most courses in rangeland ecology will include field trips and discussions with rangeland professionals. Four of the rangeland ecology and management core courses include extensive field trips, creating opportunities for students to interact with rangeland managers and gain a deeper understanding of real-world issues.

Field study and undergraduate research opportunities through industry partners and our Taylor Wilderness Research Station internships are plentiful.
  • Range Club
  • CNR Living, Learning Community (College of Natural Resources residence hall)
Internships The University of Idaho Rangeland Center offers internships to qualified students.

Internships are available to students at Taylor Wilderness Research Station, the Rangeland Center, and through our industry partners.