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2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management, B.S.

Rangeland occupies 47% of the Earth’s land area. The 50 million acres of rangeland in Wyoming provide diverse opportunities for the multiple uses of livestock and wildlife grazing, recreation, water production and natural beauty. Students are taught to understand and manage complex rangeland ecosystems.

The rangeland ecology and watershed management curriculum is designed for students choosing to study ecology, utilization and management of rangelands and wildland watersheds and related resources of forestry, recreation, wildlife management, soil science, botany, and zoology. Degrees include Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy.

The undergraduate course of study helps students become well prepared for careers in natural resource management (e.g., range management, watershed management, restoration ecology/reclamation of degraded land, wildlife habitat management, ranch management, various types of environmental consulting), or other natural science careers. The curriculum fully meets the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) requirements for Range Conservationist. By appropriate course selection within the elective hours, students will also meet OPM requirements for additional professional work, such as soil conservationist or hydrologist.

Course Requirements

  • First-Year Seminar Credits: 3
  • US and WY Government Credits: 3
  • Electives Credits: 28-29

Choose One From

Physical and Natural World: 8 Hours

Biological Sciences: 7 Hours

Communication Skills: 6 Hours

Quantitative Reasoning: 7 Hours

Human Culture: 6 Hours

Total Hours: 120

*Course must be completed with a C or better.