Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$331 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year
Best Online Bachelor's Programs 2021 - U.S. News & World Report

B.S. in Rangeland Science – Online

Help manage the world's wildland

Through hands-on coursework, experiential learning opportunities and applied learning of rangeland ecology and management, Oregon State University’s B.S. in Rangeland Science degree program will prepare you to pursue high-demand, outdoor career opportunities. Prepare yourself to work on private and public lands in areas such as soil and water conservation, managing for ecosystem goods and services, wildlife habitat management and sustainable land stewardship.

Oregon State Ecampus delivers a variety of degree programs online focused on animal biology and habitat conservation. Explore similar programs.

Maria Carpenter

At OSU, Maria Carpenter found a program that provides field-based skills for her dream job in rangeland management with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. See story and video »

Rangeland science is about the study and sustainable management of landscapes across a variety of biomes. The program takes an interdisciplinary, holistic approach that encompasses natural and human ecological systems. You gain the skills and knowledge that are needed to manage some of the most critical issues facing our global society.

This is the only program of its kind in the country to be delivered online, making it ideal for place bound students, working professionals or anyone looking to start or transition to a new career.

Specialization options

Once you enroll in the rangeland science program, you can select an area of focus from the following specialization options:

  • Habitat management
  • Pastoral systems of the world
  • Sustainable livestock ranching
  • Sustainable rangeland ecosystem stewardship
Play

Go anywhere
Earn your bachelor’s degree from any point on the compass with a conservation and natural sciences university that’s out there making a difference. [pause preview]

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation's 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.

Get the support you need

Our goal is to help you succeed. That’s why, as an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to vital resources like success coaching, library services, free online tutoring and career guidance – making your online learning experience collaborative and rewarding.

Login

Related stories

A closer look at 5 online degrees in conservation and natural sciences

Knowing how to take care of the planet and the animals who live here is just one of our areas of expertise at Oregon State. To get there in your career, you can choose from a variety of bachelor’s degree programs that align with...

Behind the scenes with Yvette Gibson, rangeland science instructor

After years of working in the business sector, Yvette Gibson earned a natural resources degree online through Oregon State Ecampus and now is an instructor in OSU’s Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences. They say you can’t have your cake and eat it...

Providing support comes second to understanding the needs of Native American students

Through Dr. Samantha Chisholm Hatfield's own rigorous education and personal experience, she's helped build a support network for Oregon State's Indigenous students. And she serves as a point of connection for those students, including those who may never meet her in person because she knows...