Exploring the Forest
Type: 
Major
Level: 
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Class Location: 
EOU Campus
Department: 
OSU Ag & Natural Resources Program

Benefits of our program include small class sizes with tremendous faculty interaction at a lower cost.

Rangeland is a diverse and dynamic set of ecosystems that range from high mountain meadows to lowland deserts.  Rangelands produce a wide variety of products including beautiful recreational scenery, sustainable and productive forage, clean and adequate water, and improved wildlife habitat to name a few.  With ~80% of the western U.S. classified as rangeland and over 40% of the world considered Rangelands OSU’s Rangeland Science degree provides diverse and in-demand professional opportunities.

The Rangeland Sciences degree provides an opportunity to emphasize areas such as rangeland restoration, habitat, watershed landscape, soils and grazing management.  Students will also improve their communication and problem solving skills required to succeed in the field of Rangeland Science.

Rangeland Sciences curriculum revolves around field-based, applied courses and laboratories.  Students will be exposed to various ecosystems and practices of multi-use rangeland management.  Completion of the Rangeland Sciences degree will satisfy current minimal federal requirements for Range Conservationist positions.

Career Paths: 

Rangeland Science students are qualified for, but not limited to:

  • Fire prevention specialist
  • Ranch manager
  • Fish & game enforcement
  • Range conservationist (Federal & State)
  • Land manager (Federal, State & Private)
  • Remote sensing technician
  • Natural resource manager
  • Soil & water conservationist
  • Park naturalist
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Private range manager