Rangeland is a fundamental, renewable natural resource. Throughout the western U.S., it offers a wide-range of opportunities for the multiple uses of livestock and wildlife grazing, recreation, water production and natural beauty. The rangeland ecology and watershed management curriculum is designed for students wishing to study ecology, utilization and management of rangelands and wildland watersheds, and related resources including forestry, recreation, wildlife management, soil science, botany and zoology. The curriculum is designed so that students can transfer to four-year institutions and prepare for careers in natural resource management as Range Conservationists, Soil Conservationists, and Range or Forest Hydrologists.

Students must complete all program requirements, including approved electives, with a ā€œCā€ or better.

Freshman Year – Fall Semester

Class Credit Hours
AGRI 1000 – Issues in Agriculture 3
BIOL 1010 – General Biology I 4
CHEM 1000 – Intro to Chemistry 4
MATH 1400 – College Algebra 4
Total Credit Hours: 15

Freshman Year – Spring Semester

Class Credit Hours
BIOL 2020 – General Biology II 4
ECON 1020 – Microeconomics 3
ENGL 1010 – English Composition 3
REWM 2000 – Principles of Range Management 3
Arts & Humanities 3
Total Credit Hours: 16

Sophomore Year – Fall Semester

Class Credit Hours
AGEC 2020 – Farm-Ranch Management 3
REWM 2500 – Rangeland Plant Identification 2
STAT 2050 – Fundamentals of Statistics 4
Constitutional Requirements 3
Approved Electives 3
Total Credit Hours: 15

Sophomore Year – Spring Semester

Class Credit Hours
COMM 2010 – Public Speaking 3
SOIL 2010 – Intro to Soil Science 4
Physical Education Activity 1
Approved Electives 5
Outcomes Assessment:
AGEC 2395 – Ag Capstone Project 2
Total Credit Hours: 15
Approved Electives: Take any course at the 1000 or above level with the following prefixes: AECL, ANSC, BIOL, CHEM, CROP, REWM, RNEW, SOIL or ZOO.