Bachelor of Science with a Comprehensive Major in Rangeland Management

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A student must complete the following Core Requirements in addition to an option and the Essential Studies requirements.

(It is recommended that all students take one of the following to satisfy the Essential Studies Learning Outcome #6 requirement.) A minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 is required in the rangeland management Core Requirements and option. The GPA will be calculated by using all accepted previous college/university coursework used for the rangeland management Core Requirements and option, as well as course work from CSC.)

Select one of the following:3-4
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
and BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE LAB
GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY
and GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY LABORATORY
GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY
and GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY LABORATORY

Core Requirements

Essential Studies
Core Requirements
AGRI 110AGRICULTURE SEMINAR I1
AGRI 132INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL SCIENCE3
AGRI 141INTRO TO PLANT SCIENCE3
AGRI 234PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL NUTRITION3
AGRI 242PRINCIPLES OF RANGELAND AND FORAGE MANAGEMENT3
AGRI 245
245L
PRINCIPLES OF SOIL SCI
and PRIN OF SOIL SCI LAB
4
AGRI 334VEGETATION MANIPULATION PRACTICES3
AGRI 348RANGELAND HYDROLOGY3
AGRI 339
339L
RANGE PLANT IDENTIFICATION
and RANGE PLANT IDENTIFICATION LAB
3
AGRI 350RANGELAND UNGULATE PRODUCTION3
AGRI 410AGRICULTURE SEMINAR II1
AGRI 428
428L
HABITAT INVENTORY & ANALYSIS
and HABITAT INVENTORY AND ANALYSIS LAB
3
AGRI 438A
AGRI 438B
LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLANNING I
and LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLANNING II
3
or AGRI 438C LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLANNING III
Select one of the following options:18-22
Total Credits54-58

Rangeland Ecology Option

A student must complete the following program in addition to the Core and the Essential Studies requirements.

Core Requirements36
AGRI 235INTRODUCTION TO WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT3
AGRI 330AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND AGRIBUSINESS3
AGRI 436RANGELAND & FIRE ECOLOGY3
AGRI 444GRASS SYSTEMATICS3
or BIOL 438 TAXONOMY OF PLANTS
Select one of the following:3-4
AGRI 477
GREAT PLAINS PEDOLOGY 1
INTRODUCTION TO GIS
Select one of the following:3
CRYPTOGAMIC BOTANY
and CRYPTOGAMIC BOTANY LABORATORY
PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
and PLANT PHYSIOLOGY LAB
PLANT PHYLOGENY
and PLANT PHYLOGENY LABORATORY
BIOL 336
336L
GENERAL ECOLOGY
and GENERAL ECOLOGY LAB
3
Total Credits57-58
1

Course offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and accepted for credit by CSC as part of the 3 + 1 agreement.

Recommended Electives

In order to enhance employment opportunities, the following elective courses are recommended:

AGRI 221FARM AND RANCH MANAGEMENT3
AGRI 333
333L
RUMINANT PRODUCTION
and RUMINANT PRODUCTION LAB
4
AGRI 420RANGELAND SHORT COURSE2
AGRI 451HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT3
BIOL 337ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT3
GEOS 321INTRODUCTION TO GPS1
GEOS 322INTRODUCTION TO GIS3
or at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln courses in Natural Resource Policy, Watershed Management, Principles of Forestry, Disturbed Land Reclamation, and Remote Sensing/GIS

Rangeland Fire Management Option

This program is designed for students who will complete two years at Casper College, or other two-year schools with a similar curriculum, and who will then transfer to Chadron State College to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Rangeland Management. A student must complete the following program in addition to the Core and the CSC Essential Studies Requirements. See an agriculture advisor on the Chadron State College campus for the courses to be taken at Chadron State College.

Core Requirements36
FIRE 1810 INTRODUCTION TO WILDLAND FIRE FIGHTING 13
FIRE 1818 WILDLAND LEADERSHIP 13
FIRE 1830 INTERMEDIATE WILDLAND FIRE BEHAVIOR 13
AGRI 436RANGELAND & FIRE ECOLOGY3
Upper Division Electives
Select six credits from the following:6
RANGELAND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
RANGELAND SHORT COURSE
GRASS SYSTEMATICS
GENERAL ECOLOGY
and GENERAL ECOLOGY LAB
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
INTRODUCTION TO GPS
INTRODUCTION TO GIS
Total Credits54
1

Classes with the FIRE prefix here are only available at Casper College.

See Essential Studies transfers for electives to take at Casper College to meet the Essential Studies required by CSC. See Applied Sciences transfers for courses at Casper College that would meet some of the core requirements. A maximum total of 66 transfer course credits will be applied towards the CSC Bachelor of Science degree. For further information see the Additional Information for Transfer Students section of the CSC Undergraduate Catalog (www.csc.edu/admissions/transfer/guides.csc).

Rangeland Livestock Management Option

A student must complete the following program in addition to the Core and the Essential Studies requirements.

Core Requirements36
AGRI 333
333L
RUMINANT PRODUCTION
and RUMINANT PRODUCTION LAB
4
AGRI 337APPLIED ANIMAL NUTRITION3
AGRI 440RANGE LIVESTOCK REPRODUCTION3
AGRI 447ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENETICS3
Animal Science Elective
Select one of the following:3-4
WILDLIFE AND LIVESTOCK DISEASE MANAGEMENT
FARM AND RANCH MANAGEMENT
NON-RUMINANT PRODUCTION
LIVESTOCK EVALUATION
ANIMAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
and ANIMAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LAB
Business Elective
Select one of the following:3
ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES I
MACROECONOMICS
MICROECONOMICS
AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND AGRIBUSINESS
AGRICULTURAL POLICY
PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE
Total Credits55-56

Recommended Electives

In order to enhance employment opportunities, the following elective courses are recommended:

AGRI 335HORSE PRODUCTION3
AGRI 420RANGELAND SHORT COURSE2
AGRI 436RANGELAND & FIRE ECOLOGY3
AGRI 451HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT3
GEOS 321INTRODUCTION TO GPS1
GEOS 322INTRODUCTION TO GIS3

Rangeland Wildlife Management Option

A student must complete the following program in addition to the Core and the Essential Studies requirements.

Core Requirements36
AGRI 235INTRODUCTION TO WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT3
AGRI 325RANGELAND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT3
AGRI 426WILDLIFE RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES3
AGRI 435WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM3
AGRI 445
445L
MAMMALOGY
and MAMMALOGY LAB
3
AGRI 451HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT3
BIOL 401
401L
ORNITHOLOGY
and ORNITHOLOGY LAB
3
Total Credits57

Recommended Electives

To enhance employment potential, students are recommended to take courses from the following:

AGRI 324WILDLIFE AND LIVESTOCK DISEASE MANAGEMENT3
AGRI 427
427L
ANIMAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
and ANIMAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LAB
4
AGRI 436RANGELAND & FIRE ECOLOGY3
GEOS 321INTRODUCTION TO GPS1
GEOS 322INTRODUCTION TO GIS3
MATH 138APPLIED CALCULUS3
MATH 232APPLIED STATISTICS3
Recommended Biology Electives
BIOL 139
139L
GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY
and GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 239
239L
ANIMAL CLASSIFICATION
and ANIMAL CLASSIFICATION LAB
4
BIOL 337ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT3
BIOL 343
343L
PARASITOLOGY
and PARASITOLOGY LAB
3
BIOL 427BIOLOGY OF POPULATIONS3
BIOL 431
431L
ENTOMOLOGY
and ENTOMOLOGY LAB
3
BIOL 444
444L
LIMNOLOGY
and LIMNOLOGY LAB
3

Rangeland Equine Management Option

A student must complete the following program in addition to the Core and Essential Studies requirements.

Core Requirements36
AGRI 329AGRICULTURAL MARKETING3
AGRI 221FARM AND RANCH MANAGEMENT3
AGRI 335HORSE PRODUCTION3
AGRI 346
346L
EQUINE COMMUNICATIONS I
and EQUINE COMMUNICATIONS I LAB
3
AGRI 347
347L
EQUINE COMMUNICATIONS II
and EQUINE COMMUNICATIONS II LAB
3
AGRI 429EQUINE INDUSTRY APPLIED FIELD STUDIES3
Animal Science Elective
Select one of the following:3
WILDLIFE AND LIVESTOCK DISEASE MANAGEMENT
NON-RUMINANT PRODUCTION
APPLIED ANIMAL NUTRITION
INTERNSHIP IN AGRICULTURE/RANGE MANAGEMENT
ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENETICS
Total Credits57