Range and Forest Management prepares students in multiple-use principles to manage and administer both rangeland and forest resources for federal and state government agencies or private business.

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
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B3
NR 193FRS First Year Seminar 1
Arts and Humanities3B6
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Electives 3
 Total Credits 28
Sophomore
 
AREC 202 or ECON 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)
3C3
BZ 223Plant Identification 3
F 310/RS 310Forest and Rangeland Ecogeography 3
F 312Dendrology Lab 1
RS 300Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship 3
RS 312Rangeland Plant Identification Lab 1
LIFE 320Ecology 3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
STAT 301Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
 Total Credits 27
Summer 
F 230Forestry Field Measurements 2
NR 220Natural Resource Ecology and Measurements 5
 Total Credits 7
Junior
 
F 311Forest Ecology 3
F 321Forest Biometry 3
F 322Economics of the Forest Environment 3
F 325Silviculture 3
GR 304/WR 304Sustainable Watersheds3A3
Select one from the following: 3
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)2 
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)2 
NR 319 or 322Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
 4
NR 320Natural Resources History and Policy3D3
RS 351Wildland Ecosystems in a Changing World4A,4B3
 Total Credits 28
Summer 
RS 329Rangeland Assessment 1
 Total Credits 1
Senior
 
ANEQ 472 or 478Sheep Systems
Beef Systems
 3
NR 420Integrated Ecosystem Management4C4
RS 432Rangeland Measurements and Monitoring 2
RS 452Rangeland Herbivore Ecology and Management4B3
Select one from the following: 3-4
Plant Physiology  
Fire Effects and Adaptations  
Pedology  
Forest and Range Soils  
Environmental Soil Sciences  
Select one from the following: 3-4
Ecology and Management of Weeds  
Integrated Tree Health Management  
Timber Harvesting and the Environment  
Forest Stand Management  
Quantitative Methods in Forest Management  
Wildland Fire Behavior and Management  
RS 478Ecological Restoration 3
Electives1 6-8
 Total Credits 29
 Program Total Credits: 120
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Enough elective credits must be taken to bring the program to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).

 Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
Th curriculum for Rangeland Ecology - Range and Forest Management concentration assumes students enter the program calculus ready. Please see the advisor in the department about any un-met prerequisites. 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)X 3A4
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)X 1B3
NR 193FRS First Year Seminar   1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
 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
 Total Credits   14
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 223Plant Identification   3
F 310/RS 310Forest and Rangeland EcogeographyX  3
F 312Dendrology LabX  1
LIFE 320EcologyX  3
RS 300Rangeland Conservation and StewardshipX  3
RS 312Rangeland Plant Identification LabX  1
STAT 301 or STAT 307 must be completed by the end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   14
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:X  3
Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C 
SOCR 240Introductory Soil ScienceX  4
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
STAT 301Introduction to Statistical MethodsX  3
 Total Credits   13
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
NR 220Natural Resource Ecology and MeasurementsX  5
F 230Forestry Field MeasurementsX  2
 Total Credits   7
Junior
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
F 311Forest EcologyX  3
F 321Forest Biometry   3
Select one course from the following:   4
Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources    
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems    
NR 320Natural Resources History and PolicyX 3D3
RS 351Wildland Ecosystems in a Changing World  4A,4B3
F 312 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
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 322Economics of the Forest EnvironmentX  3
F 325SilvicultureX  3
GR 304/WR 304Sustainable Watersheds  3A3
 Total Credits   12
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
RS 329Rangeland AssessmentX  1
 Total Credits   1
Senior
Semester 9CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following: X 3
Sheep Systems    
Beef Systems    
RS 432Rangeland Measurements and MonitoringX  2
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Ecology and Management of Weeds    
Integrated Tree Health Management    
Timber Harvesting and the Environment    
Forest Stand Management    
Quantitative Methods in Forest Management    
Wildland Fire Behavior and Management    
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Plant Physiology    
Fire Effects and Adaptations    
Pedology    
Forest and Range Soils    
Environmental Soil Sciences    
Elective   3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 10CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
NR 420Integrated Ecosystem ManagementX 4C4
RS 452Rangeland Herbivore Ecology and ManagementX 4B3
RS 478Ecological RestorationX  3
ElectivesX  5
The benchmark courses for the 10th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120