University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Mar 23, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023

Rangeland Ecology and Management, B.S.

The Rangeland Ecology & Management major is offered through the Department of Agriculture, Veterinary and Rangeland Sciences (AVRS). The curriculum provides a solid, interdisciplinary foundation for science-based decision making in natural resource management. Students graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to integrate information about plant communities, soils, wildlife species, livestock use, watershed functions, geographical information systems and land use policy to conserve and restore rangeland ecosystems.

The curricula meets U.S. Civil Service requirements for range conservationist and soil conservationist. It is possible, with a few additional courses, to meet U.S. Civil Service requirements for soil scientist and ecologist. Students with such training are generally employed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Natural Resource Conservation Service, U.S. Forest Service, or private companies involved in reclamation, monitoring or management of rangelands.

Contact Information

Dr. Tamzen Stringham, Professor, Department Chair
(775) 784-6755
102 Max Fleischmann Agriculture Building, UNR Main Campus

Dr. Barry Perryman, Associate Professor, Faculty Advisor
(775) 784-1265
232A Max Fleischmann Agriculture Building, UNR Main Campus

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno

Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Print degree planner icon at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.

Graduation Requirements

  • Total Units | 120
  • Cumulative GPA | 2.0
  • University GPA | 2.0
  • Major GPA | 2.0
  • Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
  • Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
  • Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units
  • Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 60 Units

I. University General Education Requirements (26-32 units)

NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3

B. Quantitative Reasoning (3 units minimum) - CO2

C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (8 units) - CO4, CO4L

D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6

E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8

Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog

II. Additional Core Requirements (3 units maximum)

Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these requirements may be satisfied by courses in the major requirements. Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9

B. Diversity & Equity - CO10

C. Global Context - CO11

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO11 courses .

D. Ethics - CO12

The following courses count in the major requirement:

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13

The following courses count in the major requirement:

F. Application - CO14

III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)

IV. Major Requirements (72 units)

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)

VI. Electives (11-17 units)

Students wishing to pursue graduate school or meet US Office of Personnel Management requirements for professional series in addition to GS-454 Rangeland Management Specialist should discuss opportunities and elective choices with their advisor.

VII. Recommended Schedule

A. First Year

B. Second Year

C. Third Year

D. Fourth Year

Fall Semester (14 units)

  • General Elective (6-8 units) 
Even Years