Rangeland Conservation and Management 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 2015

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
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 
NR 193FRS First Year Seminar 1
Arts and Humanities3B6
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Elective 3
 Total Credits 28
Sophomore
 
Select one course from the following: 3
Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)3C 
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C 
BZ 223Plant Identification 3
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  
RS 300Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship 3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
STAT 301 or 307Introduction to Statistical Methods
Introduction to Biostatistics
 3
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
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 
F 310/RS 310Forest and Rangeland Ecogeography 3
GR 304/WR 304Sustainable Watersheds3A3
Select one course from the following: 4
Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources  
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  
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
SOCR 440 or 442Pedology
Forest and Range Soils
 4
 Total Credits 32
Summer 
RS 329Rangeland Assessment 1
 Total Credits 1
Senior
 
Select one course from the following: 3
Sheep Systems  
Beef Systems  
AREC 3053Agricultural and Resource Enterprise Analysis 3
Select one course from the following: 3-4
Global Change Ecology, Impacts and Mitigation  
Plant Ecology  
Stream Biology and Ecology  
Ecology of Landscapes  
Select one course from the following: 3
Public Relations in Natural Resources  
Group Decision Making in Natural Resources  
Environmental Conflict Management  
NR 420Integrated Ecosystem Management4C4
RS 452Rangeland Herbivore Ecology and Management4B3
RS 478Ecological Restoration 3
Electives4 4-6
 Total Credits 27-28
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

Students planning to take LIFE 320 in the sophomore year should take MATH 141 in the freshman year.

2

Students planning to take either NRRT 360 or NRRT 362 in the senior year should choose NRRT 262 in the sophomore year.

3

Students will need an appropriate override from the department of Agricultural and Resource Economics to take this course.

4

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)X 3A4
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 
NR 193FRS First Year Seminar   1
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
Select one course from the following:X  3
Fundamentals of Ecology (GT-SC2)  3A 
Ecology    
RS 300Rangeland Conservation and StewardshipX  3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil ScienceX  4
 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
Public Speaking    
Principles of Environmental Communication    
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
Select one course from the following:   4
Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources    
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems    
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
 Total Credits   16
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 440Plant Physiology   3
GR 304/WR 304Sustainable Watersheds  3A3
NR 320Natural Resources History and PolicyX 3D3
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Pedology    
Forest and Range Soils    
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
Select one course from the following:   3
Sheep Systems    
Beef Systems    
AREC 305Agricultural and Resource Enterprise Analysis   3
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Global Change Ecology, Impacts and Mitigation    
Plant Ecology    
Stream Biology and Ecology    
Ecology of Landscapes    
Select one course from the following:X  3
Public Relations in Natural Resources    
Group Decision Making in Natural Resources    
Environmental Conflict Management    
Elective   3
 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