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Option Rangeland Science Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Animal Sciences - College of Agricultural Sciences



The Rangeland Sciences option provides students with foundational knowledge and skills relevant to rangeland ecology and management. This option is for students seeking to understand the structure and function of rangelands. Landscape dynamics, including the effects of stress and disturbance, are integral to course work which includes rangeland plant identification, rangeland ecosystem types, rangeland health assessment, hydrology, effects of fire and herbivory, resource inventory, restoration and management planning. Rangeland Sciences courses complement Animal Sciences courses to provide students with an integrated understanding of rangeland stewardship and livestock production.



28 credits are required for the option; 15 of which must be at the upper-division level.

Required:


Animal Sciences (10 credits):

ANS 435. Applied Animal Behavior (3)
ANS 436. Sheep Production Systems (3)
ANS 445. Beef Production Systems (4)

Rangeland Science (18 credits):

RNG 341. Rangeland Ecology and Management (3)
RNG 355. Desert Watershed Management (4)
RNG 421. Wildland Restoration and Ecology (4)
  or RNG 441. Rangeland Analysis (4)
RNG 442. Rangeland-Animal Relations (4)
RNG 490. Rangeland Management Planning (4)

Prerequisites and/or Other Recommended Course Work:
ANS 215. Beef/Dairy Industries (3) (Prerequisite for ANS 445)
ANS 216. Sheep/Swine Industries (3) (Prerequisite for ANS 436)
RNG 353. Wildland Plant Identification (4)
RNG 455. Riparian Ecohydrology and Management (4)
RNG 470. Pastoral Systems of the World (4)

Total=28

 


Option Code: 712




 
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