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.

Requirements

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 Agriculture3
Introduction to Communication
Area II: Mathematics 2
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra3
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
CHEM 1215GGeneral Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
CHEM 1225GGeneral Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Select one from the following:3
Survey of Economics3
Macroeconomic Principles3
Microeconomics Principles3
Area V: Humanities
PHIL 1145GPhilosophy, Law, and Ethics3
or PHIL 2110G Introduction to Ethics
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
BIOL 2610GPrinciples of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution3
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Range Science Core
RGSC 1110The Range Science Profession1
RGSC 2110Introduction to Rangeland Management3
RGSC 316Rangeland Plants3
RGSC 317Rangeland Communities3
RGSC 318Watershed Management3
RGSC 325Rangeland Restoration Ecology3
RGSC 357Grass Taxonomy and Identification3
RGSC 402Seminar1
or RGSC 402 H Range Science Seminar
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 1170Introduction to Animal Metabolism3-4
or CHEM 2115 Survey of Organic Chemistry and Laboratory
BIOL 2110GPrinciples of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology3
EPWS 314Plant Physiology3
FWCE 2110Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management3
Select one from the following:4
Cartography and Geographic Information Systems4
GIS for Natural Resource Scientists
A 300/400-level GIS Course
SOIL 2110Introduction to Soil Science3
SOIL 2110LIntroduction to Soil Science Laboratory1
SOIL 472Soil Morphology and Classification4
Natural Resource Management
Choose two courses from the following: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
Introduction to Animal Science3
Introduction to Animal Science Honors
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 120 412-13
Total Credits120

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1220G College Algebra and ENGL 1110G Composition I . The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
MATH 1220G College Algebra 3
RGSC 1110 The Range Science Profession 1
RGSC 2110 Introduction to Rangeland Management 3
ACES 1120 Freshman Orientation 1
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 2 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
AXED 2120G Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture 3
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 4
CHEM 1121 General Supplemental Instruction I 1
Choose from one of the following Area I courses: 2 3
Advanced Composition  
Professional & Technical Communication 1  
Professional and Technical Communication Honors  
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science 1  
Choose from one of the following Area IV courses: 2 3
Philosophy, Law, and Ethics  
Introduction to Ethics  
Elective Course 1
 Credits15
Second Year
Semester 1
BIOL 2610G
BIOL 2610L
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory 1
4
CHEM 1225G General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 4
CHEM 1122 General Supplemental Instruction II 1
Choose from one of the following Area IV General Education Courses: 2 3
Survey of Economics  
Macroeconomic Principles  
Microeconomics Principles  
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory 1
4
Choose from one of the following: 3-4
Introduction to Animal Metabolism (Spring Only) 1  
Survey of Organic Chemistry and Laboratory (Fall and Spring) 1  
A ST 311 Statistical Applications 1 3
RGSC 317 Rangeland Communities (Spring Only) 3
Elective Course 2
 Credits15-16
Third Year
Semester 1
RGSC 452 Vegetation Measurements for Rangeland Assessment (Fall Only) 1 4
RGSC 316 Rangeland Plants (Fall Only) 3
RGSC 325 Rangeland Restoration Ecology (Fall Only) 3
SOIL 2110
2110L
Introduction to Soil Science
and Introduction to Soil Science Laboratory 1
4
Elective Course 2
 Credits16
Semester 2
RGSC 357 Grass Taxonomy and Identification (Spring Only) 3
RGSC 318 Watershed Management (Spring Only) 3
Choose from one of the following: 3-4
Cartography and Geographic Information Systems  
Any 300-level or 400-level GIS Course
 
Choose from one of the following Animal Science courses: 3
Introduction to Animal Science  
Feeds and Feeding  
Agricultural Animals of the World  
Animal Nutrition  
Beef Production: Cow-Calf Management  
Sheep and Wool Production  
Livestock Behavior, Welfare and Handling  
Elective Course 3
 Credits15-16
Fourth Year
Semester 1
RGSC 402 Seminar 1
RGSC 440
440 L
Rangeland Resource Ecology
and Rangeland Resource Ecology Lab (Fall Only)
4
SOIL 472 Soil Morphology and Classification (Fall Only) 1 4
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
Choose from one of the following Natural Resource Management courses: 3-4
World Agriculture and Food Problems (Fall Only)  
Water Resource Economics (Spring Only)  
Applied Production Economics (Fall Only)  
Case Studies in Food and Agribusiness Management (Spring Only)  
Introduction to Natural Resources Management  
Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management  
Wildlife Damage Management  
Forestry and Society  
Elective Course 1
 Credits16-17
Semester 2
RGSC 460 Rangeland and Natural Resource Planning and Management (Spring Only) 4
EPWS 314 Plant Physiology (Spring Only) 1 3
Choose from one of the following Natural Resource Management courses: 3-4
World Agriculture and Food Problems (Fall Only)  
Water Resource Economics (Spring Only)  
Applied Production Economics (Fall Only)  
Case Studies in Food and Agribusiness Management (Spring Only)  
Introduction to Natural Resources Management  
Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management  
Wildlife Damage Management  
Forestry and Society  
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3
 Credits13-14
 Total Credits120-124