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What will I learn in a rangeland ecology and management degree program?

With a bachelor's degree in rangeland ecology and management, you'll learn how to use science to guide decision-making in natural resource management. Graduates of the program have the knowledge and skills for a career working to conserve and restore rangeland ecosystems.

During your first year, you'll take classes in basic sciences, such as biology, chemistry and math. You'll also take an introduction course in natural resources and environmental science. As you move through the major, you'll take courses addressing critical issues in water resource management, sustainability and restoration of rangeland resources, soils, and rangeland animals, among other topics. 

Your major will also take you out of the classroom into labs and field research in places such as the Main Station Field Lab in Reno, which contains more than 800 acres of farmland and is home to herds of cattle and sheep. A range of field sites and outdoor labs provide you with diverse environments to learn and experiment in real-world settings, preparing you for a hands-on career when you graduate.

Learn more about the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

In the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources, you'll receive valuable hands-on experience that prepares you for a successful career in high-demand industries.  With four departments and nearly 200 courses in agriculture, veterinary and rangeland sciences; biochemistry and molecular biology; natural resources and environmental science; and nutrition, we're ready to help you grow your future.

Options in the rangeland ecology and management program

  • Minor in rangeland ecology and management

    A minor in rangeland ecology and management is ideal for students in related majors, such as environmental sciences, biology and wildlife ecology, to gain experience in the unique characteristics and qualities of rangelands. In addition to gaining a foundation in the field, you'll have the flexibility to select coursework that complements your major or matches up with your personal interests and career goals, whether you want to study livestock and animals, water resource management, or plants and vegetation. 

Careers with a degree in rangeland ecology and management

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