Range Science - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

The following course work prepares you for study and management of rangelands through an integrated ecological approach with special emphasis on rangeland plants, livestock, wildlife, soils and watersheds. The course work is also well designed for those who want to continue study in graduate school. Any undergraduate student majoring in Range Science must earn a grade of C- or higher in Range Science (RGSC prefix) courses to satisfy degree requirements. Students earning a D or F in a Range Science (RGSC prefix) course will be expected to repeat that course until the student earns a grade of C- or higher.


Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
Principles of Human Communication
Area II: Mathematics 2
MATH 121GCollege Algebra3
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I4
CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II4
Select one from the following:3
Introduction to Economics3
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Principles of Microeconomics3
Area V: Humanities
PHIL 100GPhilosophy, Law and Ethics3
or PHIL 223G Ethics
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
BIOL 111GNatural History of Life3
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Range Science Core
RGSC 150Rangeland Science Profession1
RGSC 294Rangeland Resource Management3
RGSC 302VForestry and Society3
RGSC 316Rangeland Plants3
RGSC 317Rangeland Communities3
RGSC 318Watershed Management3
RGSC 325Rangeland Restoration Ecology3
RGSC 357Grass Taxonomy and Identification3
RGSC 402Seminar1
RGSC 440Rangeland Resource Ecology3
RGSC 440 LRangeland Resource Ecology Lab1
RGSC 452Vegetation Measurements for Rangeland Assessment4
RGSC 460Rangeland and Natural Resource Planning and Management4
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
Other Required Courses
A ST 311Statistical Applications3
ANSC 261Introduction to Animal Metabolism3-4
or CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry
BIOL 211GCellular and Organismal Biology3
EPWS 314Plant Physiology3
FWCE 255Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management3
Select one from the following:4
Cartography and Geographic Information Systems4
A 300/400-level GIS Course
SOIL 252Soils3
SOIL 252 LSoils Laboratory1
SOIL 472Soil Morphology and Classification4
Natural Resource Management 6
Natural Resource Economics3
Water Resource Economics3
Applied Production Economics3
Case Studies in Food and Agribusiness Management3
Introduction to Natural Resources Management4
Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management3
Wildlife Damage Management3
Forestry and Society3
ANSC Elective3
Introductory Animal Science3
Feeds and Feeding3
Agricultural Animals of the World3
Animal Nutrition3
Beef Production: Cow-Calf Management3
Sheep and Wool Production3
Livestock Behavior, Welfare and Handling3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 410-9
Total Credits120