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

B.S. in Rangeland Science – Online

Careers

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.

Know your value

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with a bachelor's degree earn on average 64% more per week than those with a high school diploma. The difference in total earnings over the course of a person's career could be as much as $1 million.

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
  • Ecologist
  • 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.

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