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Rangeland Sciences Undergraduate Major (BS, CRED, HBS) Major/Option offered thru Ecampus - Distance Ed

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College of Agricultural Sciences | Animal and Rangeland Sciences


Also available via Ecampus.



Departmental requirements may be utilized to satisfy baccalaureate core and non-departmental minor requirements.

Baccalaureate Core (51)1


Skills Courses (15 credits)

Fitness (3)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
HHS 241. *Lifetime Fitness (1)
  or approved Physical Activity Course (PAC)

Mathematics (4)
Met with Rangeland Sciences General Sciences, Math and Statistics.

Speech (3)
COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
COMM 114. *Argument and Critical Discourse (3)
COMM 218. *Interpersonal Communication (3)

Writing I
WR 121. *English Composition (3) (Must be taken in first 45 credits.)

Writing II
WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)

Perspective Courses (24 credits)

No more than two courses (or lecture/lab combinations) from any one department may be used by a student to satisfy the Perspectives category of the core. Please reference the baccalaureate core catalog for further clarification: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx.

Biological Science (Lecture/Lab)
Met with Rangeland Sciences General Sciences, Math and Statistics.

Cultural Diversity (CD) (3)
Please reference the baccalaureate core course catalog for a list of approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx.

Literature and the Arts (LA) (3)
Please reference the baccalaureate core course catalog for a list of approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx.

Physical Science (Lecture/Lab or Lab) (1)
Met with Rangeland Sciences General Sciences, Math and Statistics.

Social Processes and Institutions (SPI) (3)
Met with Rangeland Sciences Economics and Natural Resources Section.

Western Culture (WC) (3)
Please reference the baccalaureate core course catalog for a list of approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx.

Difference, Power, and Discrimination Courses (DPD) (3 credits)

Please reference the baccalaureate core course catalog for a list of approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx.

Synthesis Courses (6 credits)

The two courses used to fulfill the Synthesis requirement may not be in the same department.

Contemporary Global Issues (CGI) (3)
Please reference Baccalaureate Core course catalog for approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx

Science, Technology, and Society (STS) (3)
Please reference Baccalaureate Core course catalog for approved courses: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/bcc.aspx

Writing Intensive Course (WIC) (3 credits)

Select one course from below (3 cr):
AG 421. ^Leadership Development (3)
ANS 420. ^Ethical Issues in Animal Agriculture (3)
ENSC 479. ^Environmental Case Studies (3)
FW 435. ^Wildlife in Agricultural Ecosystems (3)
GEOG 323. ^Climatology (4)

Rangeland Sciences (32 credits)

RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)
RNG 351. Range Ecology I-Grasslands (3)
RNG 352. Range Ecology II-Shrublands (3)
RNG 353. Wildland Plant Identification (4)
RNG 355. Desert Watershed Management (3)
RNG 421. Wildland Restoration and Ecology (4)
RNG 441. Rangeland Analysis (4)
RNG 442. Rangeland-Animal Relations (4)
RNG 490. Rangeland Management Planning (4)

Plants, Soil and Animals (30 credits)

ANS 313. Applied Animal Nutrition: Feeds and Ration Formulation (4)
   or ANS 312. *Feedstuffs and Ration Formula (4)
ANS 436. Sheep Production Systems (3)
   or ANS 446. Grazing Livestock Production (4) Ecampus Only
   or ANS 445. Beef Production Systems (4)
BI 370. Ecology (3)
   or BOT 341. Plant Ecology (4)
BOT 321. Plant Systematics (4)
BOT 331. Plant Physiology (4)
   or BOT 488. Environmental Physiology of Plants (3)
BOT 414. Agrostology (4)
CROP 310. Forage Production (4)
FW 251. Principles of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (3)
SOIL 205. *Soil Science (3)
   and SOIL 206. *Soil Science Laboratory for SOIL 205 (1)
   or CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4)
SOIL 466. Soil Morphology and Classification (4)
   or SOIL 366. Ecosystems of Wildland Soils (3) Ecampus Only

Economics and Natural Resources (10 credits)

FES 251. Recreation Resource Management (4)
FOR 111. Introduction to Forestry (3)
ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)
   or AEC 250. *Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
AEC 351. *Natural Resource Economics and Policy (3)
  or AEC/ECON 352. *Environmental Economics and Policy (3)

General Science, Math and Statistics (45 credits)

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
   or BI 204, BI 205, BI 206. *Introductory Biology I,II,III (4,4,4)
CH 121. General Chemistry (5)
CH 122. *General Chemistry (5)
CH 130. General Chemistry of Living Systems (4)
GEO 102. *The Surface of the Earth (4)
   or GEOG 102. *Physical Geography (4)
MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)


Free electives (12 maximum)


Total Credits=180


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
1 Certain classes may be used to satisfy both the baccalaureate core and the rangeland ecology and management core.


Major/Option offered thru Ecampus - Distance Ed - Signifies that the Major/Option can be completed thru Ecampus - Distance Ed

Major Code: 292

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