The Rangeland Ecology undergraduate program emphasizes interdisciplinary study, research, and management of the world’s rangelands. Rangelands occupy nearly 50 percent of the earth’s land surface and include natural grasslands, savannas, shrublands, riparian areas, deserts, tundra, and coastal marshes. These areas serve as ecological sources of clean water and air, and provide economic opportunities for agriculture, ranching and recreation.

Students are prepared to understand and manage the animal, soil and vegetation resources on rangelands for state and federal land managing agencies as well as a variety of private companies and non-governmental agencies.