With about 70 percent of the western United States and more than 40 percent of the world is classified as rangeland, the opportunities to build a difference-making career in rangeland science and management are varied and abundant.
Oregon State’s one-of-a-kind rangeland science degree program prepares you to pursue professional opportunities that address critical issues confronting the social, political, economic, ecological and environmental development of the nation and the world.
Sample occupations for rangeland science graduates
By earning your Oregon State rangeland science degree online, you'll obtain the abilities and practical skills to thrive as a professional in a variety of fields, including the following:
- Rangeland conservationist (NGOs, federal and state)
- Private land steward or ranch manager
- Environment consultant
- Fish and wildlife manager
- Ecohydrologist or rangeland hydrologist
- Range economist
- Game enforcement
- Natural resource manager
- Wildhorse and burro specialist
- Soil and water conservationist
- Park naturalist
- Wildlife biologist
Additional career resources and information
Completion of this rangeland science degree will satisfy the current minimal federal requirements for range conservationist positions and several other natural science related positions. Learn more about careers in rangeland management and the types of federal, state and private agencies who are seeking workers with the type of knowledge that is conveyed in this degree program.