Nov 17, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Rangeland Ecology and Management - BS


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S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources

Department of Wildland Resources

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  • For more information about Rangeland Ecology and Management, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor for help with semester by semester planning, connections to co-curricular experiences, understanding of USU policies, and accessing USU resources. 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link

NOTES:

The highest Math Requirement for this degree is STAT 2000: Statistical Methods (QI)  OR STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI) .

All courses required for the major must be taken on an A-B-C-D-F basis. A grade of C- or better is required for all courses taken in the major department. The grade point average for all courses taught by the Quinney College of Natural Resources must be 2.5 or higher.

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.5 GPA

First Year

(29 credits)

 Fall Semester

 (16 credits)


 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

(13 credits)


 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BIOL 1610: Biology I /BIOL 1615: Biology I Laboratory   3 /1    BIOL 1620: Biology II (BLS) /BIOL 1625: Biology II Laboratory    3 /1    
Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course  (APEC 1600 recommended) 3     MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     WATS 2220: General Ecology   3    
Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3     Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course   3    
WILD 2000: Natural Resources Professional Orientation    1           
Comments

 

Comments

Second Year

(31-33 credits)

 Fall Semester

 (15 credits)


 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

(16-18 credits)


 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

APEC 3012: Introduction to Natural Resource and Regional Economics (DSS)   3     ADVS 2080: Beef and Dairy Herd Health and Production Practices  OR ADVS 2090: Sheep Production Practices * 3   See comment below
CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I (BPS)  OR CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I     4     CHEM 1120: General Chemistry II (BPS)  OR CHEM 1220: Principles of Chemistry II (BPS)   4    
MATH 1100: Calculus Techniques (QL)   3     CHEM 1125: General Chemistry II Laboratory  OR CHEM 1215: Chemical Principles Laboratory I   1     
WILD 2400: Wildland Resource Techniques   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
Electives* 2-3 See comment below

STAT 2000: Statistical Methods (QI)  OR STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI) *

4    See comment below
      WILD 1800: Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences  OR GEOG 1800: Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences   3    
Comments

*The variable number of credits for ADVS 2080 and ADVS 2090, as well as STAT 2000 and STAT 3000, requires students to adjust the number of elective credits taken in their program.

Comments

*The variable number of credits for ADVS 2080 and ADVS 2090, as well as STAT 2000 and STAT 3000, requires students to adjust the number of elective credits taken in their program.

Third Year

(29 credits)

 Fall Semester

 (15 credits)


 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

(14 credits)


 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENVS 3010: Fundamentals of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy   3     WATS 3700: Fundamentals of Watershed Science (CI)   3    
ENVS 4000: Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management (DSS)   3     WILD 3810: Plant and Animal Populations   3    
PSC 3000: Fundamentals of Soil Science   4     WILD 3850: Vegetation and Habitat Management   3    
WILD 3800: Wildland Plants and Ecosystems   4     WILD 4000: Principles of Rangeland Management   3    
WILD 3830: Range Plant Taxonomy and Function   3     Electives* 2 See comment below
Comments

 

Comments

*The variable number of credits for ADVS 2080 and ADVS 2090, as well as STAT 2000 and STAT 3000, requires students to adjust the number of elective credits taken in their program.

Fourth Year

(30 credits)

 Fall Semester

 (15 credits)


 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

(15 credits)


 

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

PSC 5130: Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification   4     Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course     3    
Resource Management Course: WILD 5300 or ENVS 3300 or PSC 4320 or WILD 4500 3     WILD 4910: Assessment and Synthesis in Natural Resource Science (CI)   3    
WILD 4750: Monitoring and Assessment in Natural Resource and Environmental Management   4    Electives* 6 See comment below
Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Course   3   Plant Science Course: BIOL 4400 or PSC 3500 or PSC 5550 3  
Electives* 2 See comment below      
Comments

*The variable number of credits for ADVS 2080 and ADVS 2090, as well as STAT 2000 and STAT 3000, requires students to adjust the number of elective credits taken in their program.

Comments

*The variable number of credits for ADVS 2080 and ADVS 2090, as well as STAT 2000 and STAT 3000, requires students to adjust the number of elective credits taken in their program.

Rangeland Ecology and Management Required Courses


All courses required for the major must be taken on an A-B-C-D-F basis. A grade of C- or better is required for all courses taken in the major department. The grade point average for all courses taught by the Quinney College of Natural Resources must be 2.5 or higher.

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