Natural Resource Ecology & Management: Rangeland Ecology & Management, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 125

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1513College Algebra (A) 13
STAT 2013Elementary Statistics (A) 13
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
Select four hours from the following:4
Introductory Biology (N)
and Introductory Biology Laboratory (LN) 1
Introductory Biology (LN) 1
Course designated (N)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 13
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)6
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College Requirements
CHEM 1215Chemical Principles I (LN) 24
or CHEM 1314 Chemistry I (LN)
Natural Sciences
Select one of the following:3
Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Written Communication
Technical Writing 3
Select one of the following:3
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S) 4
Introduction to Speech Communication (S) 4
Elements of Persuasion (S) 4
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
Select one of the following: 4
Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)
Aquatic Entomology
NREM 3013Applied Ecology and Conservation3
Departmental Requirements
Select one of the following: 4
Animal Biology
NREM 1012Introduction to Natural Resource Ecology and Management2
NREM 2083Geospatial Technologies for Natural Resources3
NREM 3012Applied Ecology Laboratory2
NREM 3503Principles of Wildlife Ecology and Management3
NREM 4001Issues In Global Change1
NREM 4043Natural Resource Administration and Policy3
PBIO 1404Plant Biology (LN)4
Hours Subtotal40
Major Requirements
Core Courses
ANSI 3543Principles of Animal Nutrition3
CHEM 1225Chemical Principles II (LN) 25
or CHEM 1515 Chemistry II (LN)
NREM 3063Natural Resource Biometrics3
NREM 3613Principles of Rangeland Management3
NREM 4023Restoration Ecology3
NREM 4033Ecology Of Invasive Species3
NREM 4443Watershed Hydrology and Water Quality3
NREM 4603Rangeland and Pasture Utilization3
NREM 4613Rangeland Resources Planning3
NREM 4783Prescribed Fire3
PBIO 4005Field Botany5
SOIL 3433Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification3
Related Courses
Select 5 hours of the following or of other courses in consultation with a faculty advisor for additional breadth, or to create a specialty emphasis area: 55
Farm and Agribusiness Management
Natural Resource Economics
Introduction to the Animal Sciences Lab
and Introduction to the Animal Sciences
Introduction to the Animal Sciences
Animal Genetics
Animal Breeding
Applied Animal Nutrition
Beef Cow-Calf Management
General Ecology
Principles of Conservation Biology
Conservation Genetics
Organismal Ecotoxicology
Biology of Fishes
Introduction to Entomology (LN)
Ecological Methodology
Elements of Environmental Science (N)
Introduction to National Environmental Policy Act
Climatology (N)
Meteorology (N)
Conservation of Natural Resources (S)
Spatial Analysis (A)
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
Geospatial Applications for Unmanned Aerial Systems
Remote Sensing
Geographic Information Systems: Resource Management Applications
Environmental Geology (N)
Field Applications of Geospatial Technologies for Natural Resources
Forest Resource Field Studies
Natural Resource Field Studies
Forest Biology
Forest Health and Disturbance Ecology
Wildlife Law Enforcement
Natural Resource Recreation
Natural Resources, People and Sustainable Development (I)
Wetland Ecology and Management
Pond Management
Wildlife Management Applications and Planning
Wildlife Management Techniques
Wildlife Management for Game Species
Wildlife Management for Biodiversity
Advanced Prescribed Fire
Undergraduate Internship
Undergraduate Research
Special Topics in Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Plant Diversity
Plant Taxonomy
Plant Physiology
Principles of Plant Pathology
Introduction to Plant and Soil Systems
Natural Resources and Environmental Policy
Soil and Water Conservation
Soil Microbiology
Soil, Water, and Weather
Hours Subtotal45
Select 0 hours or hours to complete required total for degree0
Total Hours125

College & Departmental requirements that may be used to meet General Education requirements.


If used as (N) course above, then hours are reduced by course hours.


If ENGL 3323 Technical Writing is used to satisfy ENGL 1213 Composition II above; hours in this block are reduced by 3.


If used as (S) course above, then hours are reduced by three.


May not use a course used above in Core Courses.

Other Requirements

  • A minimum of 40 semester credit hours and 100 grade points must be earned in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.00 GPA or higher in upper-division hours.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2029.