Jul 15, 2019
College of Natural Resources
Department of Wildland Resources
Students must complete the General Education Requirements :
Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :
- and will fulfill the Communication Intensive (CI) requirement
- or will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
- Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Social Sciences (DSS). (DSS) and (DSS) may be used toward the depth course requirement. (DHA) is recommended.
General Science Foundation Courses, Departmental Common Courses, and all courses listed as major subject courses must be taken on an A-B-C-D-F basis. A grade of C- or better is required for all WILD courses used to meet the requirements for a major or minor in the department. The grade point average for all courses taught by the College of Natural Resources must be 2.5 or higher.
In addition to completing the University Studies course requirements , all students earning an undergraduate degree in the Department of Wildland Resources must complete the General Science Foundation Courses and the Departmental Common Courses, as listed below. Some of these courses may be used toward the University Studies requirements, as indicated by the University Studies designations listed in the course descriptions.
A. General Science Foundation Courses (30-31 credits)
B. Departmental Common Courses (24 credits)
Bachelor of Science in Rangeland Resources
Students in the Rangeland Resources major must meet the course requirements for University Studies, as well as complete the General Science Foundation Courses and the Departmental Common Courses listed above. They must also complete 21-22 credits of Degree Program Courses and 13 credits of Degree Program Electives, including the following:
A. Degree Program Courses (24-25 credits)
B. Degree Program Electives (13 credits)
Students must meet with their advisor to plan a program of study for their 13 credits of degree program electives. Program option areas may include: agribusiness management, animal science, geographic information science, soil science, watershed science, and wildlife science. Students wanting to pursue employment with the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and other federal land management agencies should review the suggested electives listed below.
Suggested Electives for Federal Employment
Students wanting to qualify as a rangeland management specialist or soil conservationist with a federal land management agency should check the U.S. Office of Personnel Management website.
Rangeland Management Series:
A listing of required coursework for the Rangeland Management Series (GS-454) is shown at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/gs0400/0454.htm
In addition to several of the courses listed under the General Science Foundation, Departmental Common Courses, and Degree Program Courses sections, students must also take the following courses to meet the minimum requirements for the Rangeland Management Series:
Directly Related Plant Science Courses (select 1 course)
Related Resource Management Courses (select 1 course)
Soil Conservation Series:
A listing of required coursework for the Soil Conservation Series (GS-457) is shown at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/gs0400/0457.htm
In addition to several of the courses listed under the General Science Foundation, Departmental Common Courses, and Degree Program Courses sections, students must also take the following course to meet the minimum requirements for the Soil Conservation Series:
C. General Electives
Students may take the remainder of the 120 credits from any department. Courses which meet General Education “Breadth Requirements” and University Studies “Depth Education Requirements” should be included to ensure meeting University Studies Requirements.
Minimum University Requirements