The Rangeland Conservation and Management concentration in the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship major emphasizes interdisciplinary study, research, and management of the world’s rangelands. More specifically, this concentration focuses on the stewardship of rangelands for multiple uses. These uses include both consumptive and non-consumptive activities such as recreation, preservation of wildlife habitat, providing for aesthetic beauty, livestock grazing, and ranching. 

Effective Fall 2018

Freshman
AUCCCredits
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)3A4
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
NR 193FRS First Semester Seminar 1
Select 3 credits from the following: 3
College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)1B 
College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B 
Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)1B 
Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B 
Arts and Humanities3B6
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Elective 3
 Total Credits 28
Sophomore
 
BZ 223Plant Identification 3
RS 300Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship 3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
Select one course from the following: 3
Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)3C 
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C 
Select one course from the following: 3
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (GT-SC2)3A 
Biological Diversity  
Select one course from the following: 3
Fundamentals of Ecology (GT-SC2)3A 
Ecology  
Select one course from the following: 3
Principles of Environmental Communication  
Public Speaking  
Select one course from the following: 3
Introduction to Statistical Methods  
Introduction to Biostatistics  
Elective 2
 Total Credits 27
Summer 
NR 220Natural Resource Ecology and Measurements 5
 Total Credits 5
Junior
 
BSPM 308Ecology and Management of Weeds 3
BZ 440Plant Physiology 3
F 310/RS 310Forest and Rangeland Ecogeography 3
F 311Forest Ecology 3
GR 304/WR 304Sustainable Watersheds3A3
NR 320Natural Resources History and Policy3D3
RS 312Rangeland Plant Identification Lab 1
RS 351Wildland Ecosystems in a Changing World4A,4B3
RS 432Rangeland Measurements and Monitoring 2
Select one course from the following: 3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)2 
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)2 
Select one course from the following: 4
Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources  
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  
 Total Credits 31
Summer 
RS 329Rangeland Assessment 1
 Total Credits 1
Senior
 
AREC 3053Agricultural and Resource Enterprise Analysis 3
F 326Wildland Fire Behavior and Management 3
NR 420Integrated Ecosystem Management4C4
RS 452Rangeland Herbivore Ecology and Management4B3
RS 478Ecological Restoration 3
Select one course from the following: 3
Sheep Systems  
Beef Systems  
Select one course from the following: 3-4
Global Change Ecology, Impacts and Mitigation  
Plant Ecology  
Stream Biology and Ecology  
Ecology of Landscapes  
Pedology  
Forest and Range Soils  
Select one course from the following: 3
Public Communication in Natural Resources  
Group Decision Making in Natural Resources  
Environmental Conflict Management  
Electives4 3-4
 Total Credits 28-30
 Program Total Credits: 120
Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)X 3A4
NR 193FRS First Semester Seminar   1
Select one group from the following:   3
Group A:    
College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)  1B 
College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)X 1B 
Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)  1B 
Group B:    
Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)  1B 
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Take MATH 141 if planning to take LIFE 320.    
 Total Credits   14
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)X 3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)  3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)X 1A3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Elective   3
AUCC 1B (MATH) must be completed by the end of Semester 2.    
 Total Credits   14
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 223Plant Identification   3
RS 300Rangeland Conservation and StewardshipX  3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil ScienceX  4
Select one course from the following:X  3
Fundamentals of Ecology (GT-SC2)  3A 
Ecology    
 Total Credits   13
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
AREC 202/ECON 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
Select one course from the following:   3
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (GT-SC2)  3A 
Biological Diversity    
Select one course from the following:   3
Principles of Environmental Communication    
Public Speaking    
Select one course from the following:X  3
Introduction to Statistical Methods    
Introduction to Biostatistics    
Elective   2
Take NRRT 262 if planning to take NRRT 360 or NRRT 362.    
 Total Credits   14
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
NR 220Natural Resource Ecology and MeasurementsX  5
 Total Credits   5
Junior
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BSPM 308Ecology and Management of Weeds   3
F 310/RS 310Forest and Rangeland EcogeographyX  3
RS 312Rangeland Plant Identification LabX  1
RS 351Wildland Ecosystems in a Changing World  4A,4B3
RS 432Rangeland Measurements and Monitoring   2
Select one course from the following:   4
Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources    
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems    
 Total Credits   16
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 440Plant Physiology   3
F 311Forest Ecology   3
GR 304/WR 304Sustainable Watersheds  3A3
NR 320Natural Resources History and PolicyX 3D3
Select one course from the following:   3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)  2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)  2 
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)  2 
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
RS 329Rangeland AssessmentX  1
 Total Credits   1
Senior
Semester 9CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
AREC 305Agricultural and Resource Enterprise Analysis   3
F 326Wildland Fire Behavior and ManagementX  3
Select one course from the following:   3
Sheep Systems    
Beef Systems    
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Global Change Ecology, Impacts and Mitigation    
Plant Ecology    
Stream Biology and Ecology    
Ecology of Landscapes    
Pedology    
Forest and Range Soils    
Select one course from the following:X  3
Public Communication in Natural Resources    
Group Decision Making in Natural Resources    
Environmental Conflict Management    
 Total Credits   15
Semester 10CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
NR 420Integrated Ecosystem ManagementX 4C4
RS 452Rangeland Herbivore Ecology and ManagementX 4B3
RS 478Ecological RestorationX  3
ElectiveX  3
The benchmark courses for the 10th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   13
 Program Total Credits:   120