The Rangeland and Forest Management concentration in the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship major emphasizes interdisciplinary study, research, and management of the world’s rangelands. More specifically, this concentration 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 Spring 2021

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
F 101Intro to Forest and Rangeland Stewardship 1
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)1B3
NR 193FRS First Semester Seminar 1
Arts and Humanities3B6
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 29
Sophomore
 
AREC 202 or ECON 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)
3C3
BZ 223Plant Identification 3
F 209Introduction to Forest and Rangeland Ecology 3
F 310/RS 310Forest and Rangeland Ecogeography 3
F 312Dendrology 2
RS 300Rangeland Conservation and Stewardship 3
RS 312Rangeland Plant Identification Lab 1
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
STAT 301Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods 3
 Total Credits 28
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 204/WR 204Sustainable Watersheds (GT-SC2)3A3
NR 319 or 322Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
 4
NR 320Natural Resources History and Policy 3
RS 351Wildland Ecosystems in a Changing World4A,4B3
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 28
Summer 
RS 329Rangeland Assessment 1
 Total Credits 1
Senior
 
ANEQ 472 or 478Sheep Systems
Beef Systems
 3
F 326Wildland Fire Behavior and Management 3
NR 420Integrated Ecosystem Management4C4
RS 432Rangeland Measurements and Monitoring 2
RS 452Rangeland Herbivore Ecology and Management4B3
RS 478Ecological Restoration 3
Select one course from the following: 3-4
Plant Physiology  
Fire Effects and Adaptations  
Pedology  
Forest and Range Soils  
Select one course from the following: 1-4
Ecology and Management of Weeds  
Integrated Tree Health Management  
Timber Harvesting and the Environment  
Forest Stand Management  
Quantitative Methods in Forest Management  
Electives1 3
 Total Credits 25-29
 Program Total Credits: 120

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
The curriculum for Forest and Rangeland Stewardship - Rangeland 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
F 101Intro to Forest and Rangeland Stewardship   1
MATH 141Calculus in Management Sciences (GT-MA1)X 1B3
NR 193FRS First Semester Seminar   1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Diversity and Global Awareness  3E3
 Total Credits   15
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
Historical Perspectives  3D3
 Total Credits   14
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 223Plant Identification   3
F 209Introduction to Forest and Rangeland EcologyX  3
F 310/RS 310Forest and Rangeland EcogeographyX  3
F 312DendrologyX  2
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   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
SOCR 240Introductory Soil ScienceX  4
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
STAT 301Introduction to Applied Statistical MethodsX  3
Select one course from the following:X  3
Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C 
 Total Credits   13
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
F 230Forestry Field MeasurementsX  2
NR 220Natural Resource Ecology and MeasurementsX  5
 Total Credits   7
Junior
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
F 311Forest EcologyX  3
F 321Forest Biometry   3
NR 320Natural Resources History and PolicyX  3
RS 351Wildland Ecosystems in a Changing World  4A,4B3
Select one course from the following:   4
Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources    
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems    
F 312 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
F 322Economics of the Forest EnvironmentX  3
F 325SilvicultureX  3
GR 204/WR 204Sustainable Watersheds (GT-SC2)  3A3
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   12
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
RS 329Rangeland AssessmentX  1
 Total Credits   1
Senior
Semester 9CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
F 326Wildland Fire Behavior and ManagementX  3
RS 432Rangeland Measurements and MonitoringX  2
Select one course from the following: X 3
Sheep Systems    
Beef Systems    
Select one course from the following:   1-4
Ecology and Management of Weeds    
Integrated Tree Health Management    
Timber Harvesting and the Environment    
Forest Stand Management    
Quantitative Methods in Forest Management    
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Plant Physiology    
Fire Effects and Adaptations    
Pedology    
Forest and Range Soils    
 Total Credits   12-16
Semester 10CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
NR 420Integrated Ecosystem ManagementX 4C4
RS 452Rangeland Herbivore Ecology and ManagementX 4B3
RS 478Ecological RestorationX  3
ElectivesX  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