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New Mexico State University

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

MAJOR: Range Science

The following course work prepares you for study and management of rangelands through an integrated ecological approach with special emphasis on rangeland plants, livestock, wildlife, soils and watersheds. The course work is also well designed for those who want to continue study in graduate school. Any undergraduate student majoring in Range Science must earn a grade of C- or higher in Range Science (RGSC prefix) courses to satisfy degree requirements. Students earning a D or F in a Range Science (RGSC prefix) course will be expected to repeat that course until the student earns a grade of C- or higher. The following courses are required for a major in rangeland resources.

Requirements

Range Science Core

A ST 311Statistical Applications

3 cr.

 

ANSC 261Introduction to Animal Metabolism

3 cr.

or

CHEM 211Organic Chemistry

4 cr. (3+3P)

 

AXED 201GEffective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations

3 cr. (2+2P)

or

COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication

3 cr.

 

BIOL 111GNatural History of Life

3 cr.

BIOL 211GCellular and Organismal Biology

3 cr.

CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I

4 cr. (3+3P)

CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II

4 cr. (3+3P)

EPWS 314Plant Physiology

3 cr.

FWCE 255Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management

3 cr.

 

GEOG 381Cartography and Geographic Information Systems

4 cr. (3+3P)

or

a 300/400-level GIS course

 

MATH 121GCollege Algebra

3 cr.

 

PHIL 100GPhilosophy, Law and Ethics

3 cr.

or

PHIL 223GEthics

3 cr.

 

RGSC 150Rangeland Science Profession

1 cr.

RGSC 294Rangeland Resource Management

3 cr.

RGSC 302VForestry and Society

3 cr.

RGSC 316Rangeland Plants

3 cr. (2+3P)

RGSC 317Rangeland Communities

3 cr.

RGSC 318Watershed Management

3 cr. (2+2P)

RGSC 325Rangeland Restoration Ecology

3 cr.

RGSC 357Grass Taxonomy and Identification

3 cr. (1+4P)

RGSC 402Seminar

1 cr.

RGSC 440Rangeland Resource Ecology

3 cr.

RGSC 440 LRangeland Resource Ecology Lab

1 cr. (2P)

RGSC 452Vegetation Measurements for Rangeland Assessment

4 cr. (2+4P)

RGSC 460Rangeland and Natural Resource Planning and Management

4 cr. (3+3P)

SOIL 252Soils

3 cr.

SOIL 252 LSoils Laboratory

1 cr.

SOIL 472Soil Morphology and Classification

4 cr. (2+2P)

ANSC Elective above 300

3 cr.

One course from the following:

ECON 201GIntroduction to Economics

3 cr.

ECON 251GPrinciples of Macroeconomics

3 cr.

ECON 252GPrinciples of Microeconomics

3 cr.