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Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science with a Comprehensive Major in Rangeland Management

The General Studies requirements for Chadron State College are available on a separate page for easy reference.

The Degree of Bachelor of Science with a Comprehensive Major in Rangeland Management

A student must complete the following Core Requirements in addition to an option & the Essential Studies requirements.

Core Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
AGRI 132 Introduction to Animal Science 3
AGRI 141 Introduction to Plant Science 3
AGRI 151 Foundations of Nutrition & Metabolism 3
AGRI 242 & 242L Prin of Rangeland & Forage Mgmt & Lab 4
AGRI 245 & 245L Prin of Soil Science & Lab 4
AGRI 310 Careers & Agriculture 1
AGRI 334 Vegetarian Management 3
AGRI 337 Applied Animal Nutrition 3
AGRI 339 & 339L Rangeland Plant ID & Lab 3
AGRI 350 Rangeland Ungulate Production 3
AGRI 410 Agriculture Seminar 1
AGRI 428 & 428L Habitat Invent & Analysis & Lab 3
AGRI 438 Land Resource Management Planning 3
Total hours 37

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Rangeland Ecology Option

A student must complete the following program in addition to the Core and the Essential Studies requirements with exceptions as noted below. If the student elects to spend two semesters at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln the following exceptions apply three (3) hours of History, three (3) hours of Health/Wellness, and two (2) hours of Physical Activities are waived from the General Studies requirements for this option.

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 37
AGRI 235 Introduction to Wildlife Management 3
AGRI 436 Rangeland & Fire Ecology 3
BIOL 238 & 238L

BIOL 439 & 439L
Plant Morphology & Laboratory
or
Plant Physiology & Laboratory
3
BIOL 336 & 336L General Ecology & Laboratory 3
BIOL 438 & 438L

AGRI 444
Taxonomy of Plants & Lab
or
Grass Systematics
3
AGRI 239 Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness 3
AGRON 477

GEOS 322
Great Plains Pedology
or
Introduction to GIS
4

3
Total hours 58-59
Recommended Electives: In order to enhance employment opportunities, the following elective courses are recommended: AGRI 331, 333/333L, 336, 338, 340, 420, GEOS 321, or at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln courses in Natural Resource Policy, Watershed Management, Principles of Forestry, Disturbed Land Reclamation, and Remote Sensing/GIS.

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Rangeland Fire Management Option

This program is designed for students who will complete two years at Casper College, or other two year schools with a similar curriculum, and who will then transfer to Chadron State College to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Rangeland Management. A student must complete the following program in addition to the Core and the CSC Essential Studies Requirements. See an agriculture advisor on the Chadron State College campus for the courses to be taken at Chadron State College.

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 37
FIRE 1500 Introduction to Fire Science 3
FIRE 1510 Fire Fighting Strategy & Tactics I 3
FIRE 1520 Fire Fighting Strategy & Tactics II 3
FIRE 1810 Introduction to Wildland Fire Fighting 3
FIRE 1830 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior 3
FIRE 1840 Single Resource Boss/Crew 3
FIRE 1991 Wildland Leadership 3
Total hours 58

Classes with the FIRE prefix here are only available at Casper College. See Essential Studies transfers for electives to take at Casper College to meet the Essential Studies required by CSC. See Applied Sciences transfers for courses at Casper College that would meet some of the core requirements. A maximum total of 66 transfer hours will be applied towards the CSC Bachelor of Science degree. For further information see the Additional Information for Transfer Students section of the CSC General Catalog.

CSC requires 45 hours of upper division classes for degree completion. Potential upper division classes: GPS, GIS, Range and Fire Ecology, General Ecology, Rangeland Wildlife, Taxonomy of Plants, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Mammalogy, Limnology, Environmental Management, and others.

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Rangeland Livestock Management Option

A student must complete the following program in addition to the Core requirements & complete the Essential Studies requirements. No exceptions to the Essential Studies requirements apply to this option.

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 37
AGRI 234 & 234L Principles of Animal Nutrition & Lab 3
AGRI 331 Farm & Ranch Management 3
Animal Science Electives from list below 9
Business Electives from list below 9
Total hours 58
Animal Science Electives: Select at least nine (9) hours from the following: AGRI 333/333L, 336, 338, 427/427L, 447.
Business Electives: Select six (6) hours from the following: ACTG 241, ECON 232.
Recommended Electives: In order to enhance employment opportunities, the following elective courses are recommended: AGRI 335, 420, 431, 436, GEOS 321, 322.

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Rangeland Wildlife Management Option

A student must complete the following program in addition to the Core and the Essential Studies requirements. No exceptions to the Essential Studies requirements apply to this option.

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 37
AGRI 235 Introduction to Wildlife Management 3
AGRI 325 Rangeland Wildlife Management 3
AGRI 426 Wildlife Research and Mgmt Tech 3
AGRI 435 Wildlife Management Practicum 3
AGRI 445 & 445L Mammalogy & Lab 3
AGRI 451 Human Dimensions of Wildlife Mgmt 3
BIOL 401 Ornithology 3
Total hours 58
To enhance employment potential, students are recommended to take courses from the following: AGRI 234/234L, 324, 427/427L, 436; GEOS 321, 322; MATH 138, 232. Recommended Biology electives are BIOL 139/139L, 239/239L, 337, 343/343L, 427, 431/431L, 444/444L, or the Wildlife Biology Minor.td>

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Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources with a Major in Rangeland Ecosystems

Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources with a Major in Rangeland Ecosystems

This program is designed for students who will complete two years at Chadron State College & who will then transfer to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to complete a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Please see an agriculture advisor on the Chadron State College campus for the courses to be taken at Chadron State College.

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Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Sciences with a Major in Agricultural Education

This program is designed for students who will complete two years at Chadron State College & who will then transfer to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to complete a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Please see an agriculture advisor on the Chadron State College campus for the courses to be taken at Chadron State College.

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Bachelor of Arts with a Comprehensive Major in Business Administration with Agri-Business Option

See Business & Economics Department.

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Minors in Agriculture

Agribusiness

This minor is recommended for the student interested in agribusiness & enrolled in a major other than rangeland management.

Number Course Title Hours
AGRI 132 Introduction to Animal Science 3
AGRI 242 & 242L Principles of Rangeland & Forage Crop Mgmt & Lab 4
AGRI 331 Farm & Ranch Management 3
AGRI 410 Agriculture Seminar 1
Choose 9 hrs of electives from below  
Total hours 21
Electives: AGRI 340, 431, ECON 334, 338, 434, FIN 335.

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Animal Science

This minor is recommended for the student interested in the animal sciences & enrolled in a major other than rangeland management.

Number Course Title Hours
AGRI 132 Introduction to Animal Science 3
AGRI 242 & 242L Principles of Rangeland & Forage Crop Mgmt & Lab 4
AGRI 337 Applied Animal Nutrition 3
Animal Production electives to be selected from list below 6
Animal Anatomy/Physiology to be selected from list below 3
Total hours 20
Animal Production: Select at least six (6) hours from the following: AGRI 333/333L, 335, 336.
Animal Anatomy/Physiology: Select at least three (3) hours from the following: AGRI 427/427L, 447.

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Agricultural Plant Science

This minor is recommended for the student interested in the plant sciences & enrolled in a major other than rangeland management. Rangeland management majors are advised to complete the Minor in Plant Sciences offered by Biology.

Number Course Title Hours
AGRI 141 Introduction to Plant Science 3
AGRI 245 & 245L Prin of Soil Science & Lab 4
AGRI 339 & 339L Rangeland Plant Identification & Lab 3
AGRI 428 & 428L Veg Invent & Analysis & Lab 3
GEOS 322 Introduction to GIS 2
BIOL 438 & 438L Taxonomy of Plants & Lab 3
BIOL 439 & 439L Plant Physiology & Lab 3
Total hours 21

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Equine Management

This minor is recommended for the students who want a basic understanding of Equine Management and enrolled in a major other than rangeland management.

Number Course Title Hours
AGRI 132 Introduction to Animal Science 3
AGRI 242 & 242L Prin of Rangeland & Forage Mgmt & Lab 4
AGRI 331 Farm & Ranch Management 3
AGRI 335 Horse Production 3
AGRI 346 Equine Communications I 3
AGRI 347 Equine Communications II 3
AGRI 429 Equine Industry Applied Field Studies 2
Total hours 21

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Rangeland Management

This minor is recommended for the student that wants a basic understanding of Rangeland management that will compliment a major other than rangeland management.

Number Course Title Hours
AGRI 132 Introduction to Animal Science 3
AGRI 242 & 242L Prin of Rangeland & Forage Mgmt & Lab 4
AGRI 339 & 339L Rangeland Plant Identification 3
AGRI 428 & 428L Veg Inventory & Analysis 3
Choose 7 hrs of electives from below 7
Total hours 21
Electives: AGRI 235, 333/333L, 334, 337, 436, GEOS 321, 322

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Wildlife Management

This minor is recommended for the student interested in wildlife management.

Number Course Title Hours
AGRI 235 Introduction to Wildlife Management 3
AGRI 325 Rangeland Wildlife Management 3
AGRI 426 Wildlife Research & Mgmt Tech 3
AGRI 435 Wildlife Management Practicum 3
AGRI 445 & 445L Mammalogy & Laboratory 3
BIOL 401 Ornithology 3
Electives 3
Total hours 21
To satisfy wildlife electives & to enhance employment potential, students are recommended to take courses from the following: AGRI 245/245L, 339/339L, 428/428L, 436, BIOL 427, 443, GEOS 321, 322, MATH 232.

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Veterinary Science

This minor is recommended for the student that is interested in veterinary science and enrolled in a major other than rangeland management

Number Course Title Hours
AGRI 132 Introduction to Animal Science 3
AGRI 234 & 234L Prin of Animal Nutrition & Lab 3
AGRI 337 Applied Animal Nutrition 3
AGRI 410 Ag Seminar 1
AGRI 427 & 427L Animal Anat & Phys & Lab 4
AGRI 445 & 445L Mammalogy & Lab 3
AGRI 447 & 447L Animal Breeding & Reproduction 3
Electives 3
Total hours 20
Electives: AGRI 324, 333/333L, 335, 336, 337, 338 451; BIOL 324, 341/341L, 343/343L, 430, 431, 432/432L.

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Academic Certificates in Agriculture

Wildlife Management

This certificate program is intended to enhance the knowledge base of producers, conservationists, & interested members of the general public in the area of wildlife management. The successful student in this program will be awarded a Certificate in Wildlife Management upon successful completion of the following courses. These courses are offered through distance learning at all CSC branch campuses.

Number Course Title Hours
AGRI 235 Introduction to Wildlife Management 3
AGRI 325 Rangeland Wildlife Management 3
AGRI 426 Wildlife Research & Mgmt Tech 3
AGRI 435 Wildlife Management Practicum 3
Total hours 12
To enhance employability with this certificate it is recommended that students supplement these classes with the following: AGRI 427/427L, 436, 445/445L or BIOL 435/435L, BIOL 139/139L, 336/336L, 401, GEOS 321, 322.

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Agricultural Plant Sciences

This certificate program is intended to enhance the knowledge base of producers, conservationists, & interested members of the general public in the area of plant science. The successful student in this program will be awarded a Certificate in Agricultural Plant Sciences upon successful completion of the following courses.

Number Course Title Hours
AGRI 141 Introduction to Plant Science 3
AGRI 339/339L Rangeland Plant Identification & Lab 3
BIOL 438/438L Taxonomy of Plants & Lab 3
BIOL 439/439L Plant Physiology & Lab 3
Total hours 12
To enhance employability with this certificate it is recommended that students supplement these classes with the following: AGRI 427/427L, 436, 445/445L or BIOL 435/435L, BIOL 139/139L, 336/336L, 401, GEOS 321, 322.

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Interdisciplinary Studies in Natural Resources

Animal Ecology and Management

Core Requirements - 23 hrs

Number Course Title Hours
GEOS 322 Introduction to GIS 3
BIOL 336 & 336L General Ecology & Lab 3
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
CHEM 131 & 131L

CHEM 132 & 132L
CHEM 140 & 140L
College Chemistry I & Lab
or
College Chemistry II & Lab
or
Survey of Chemistry & Lab
4
AGRI 245 & 245L

GEOS 231 & 231L
Principles of Soil Science & Lab
or
Physical Geology & Lab
4
AGRI 141

BIOL 138 & 138L
Introduction to Plant Science
or
Botany
3
AGRI 132

BIOL 139 & 139L
Introduction to Animal Science
or
General Zoology & Lab
4
Total hours 23

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Professional Requirements - 35 to 37 hrs.

Number Course Title Hours
AGRI 333 & 333L

AGRI 335
AGRI 336
AGRI 350

Ruminant Production & Lab
or
Horse Production
or
Non-Ruminant Production
or
Rangeland Ungulate Production

3 or 4
AGRI/BIOL 324 Wildlife and Livestock Disease Management 3
BIOL 343 & 343L Parasitology and Lab 3
AGRI 427 & 427L Animal Anatomy & Physiology & Lab 4
AGRI 445 & 445L/BIOL 435 & 435L Mammalogy & Lab 3
BIOL 225

BIOL 239 & 239L
Fundamentals of Cellular Biology
or
Animal Classification & Lab
3 or 4
BIOL 341 & 341L Microbiology & Lab 4
BIOL 431 & 431L Entomology & Lab 3
CHEM 231 & 231L Survey of Organic Chemistry & Lab 4
PHYS 241 & 241L University Physics I & Lab 5
Total hours 35 to 37

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Applied Ecosystem Management

Core Requirements - 23 hrs

Number Course Title Hours
GEOS 322 Introduction to GIS 3
BIOL 336 & 336L General Ecology & Lab 3
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
CHEM 131 & 131L

CHEM 132 & 132L
CHEM 140 & 140L
College Chemistry I & Lab
or
College Chemistry II & Lab
or
Survey of Chemistry & Lab
4
AGRI 245 & 245L

GEOS 231 & 231L
Principles of Soil Science & Lab
or
Physical Geology & Lab
4
AGRI 141

BIOL 138 & 138L
Introduction to Plant Science
or
Botany
3
AGRI 132

BIOL 139 & 139L
Introduction to Animal Science
or
General Zoology & Lab
4
Total hours 23

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Professional Requirements - 37 hrs.

Number Course Title Hours
AGRI 235

AGRI 451
Introduction to Wildlife Management
or
Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management
3
AGRI 242 & 242L Principles of Rangeland & Forage Management & Lab 4
AGRI 245 & 245L

GEOS 231 & 231L
Principles of Soil Science & Lab
or
Physical Geology & Lab
4
AGRI 334 Vegetation Manipulation Practices 3
AGRI 339 & 339L Rangeland Plant Identification & Lab 3
AGRI 410 Agriculture Seminar 1
AGRI 428 & 428L Habitat Inventory and Analysis & Lab 3
AGRI 436 Rangeland and Fire Ecology 3
AGRI 438 Land Resource Management Planning 3
AGRI 444

BIOL 438 & 438L
Grass Systematics
or
Taxonomy of Plants & Lab
3
BIOL 337 Environmental Management 3
BIOL 431 & 431L Entomology & Lab 3
GEOS 321 Introduction to GPS 1
Total hours 37
(1)Student must take the class here they did not in the core.

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Natural History Museum

Core Requirements - 23 hrs

Number Course Title Hours
GEOS 322 Introduction to GIS 3
BIOL 336 & 336L General Ecology & Lab 3
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
CHEM 131 & 131L

CHEM 132 & 132L
CHEM 140 & 140L
College Chemistry I & Lab
or
College Chemistry II & Lab
or
Survey of Chemistry & Lab
4
AGRI 245 & 245L

GEOS 231 & 231L
Principles of Soil Science & Lab
or
Physical Geology & Lab
4
AGRI 141

BIOL 138 & 138L
Introduction to Plant Science
or
Botany
3
AGRI 132

BIOL 139 & 139L
Introduction to Animal Science
or
General Zoology & Lab
4
Total hours 23

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Professional Requirements - 36 hrs.

Number Course Title Hours
AGRI 445 & 445L Mammalogy & Lab 3
BIOL 238 & 238L Plant Morphology & Lab 4
BIOL 239 & 239L Animal Classification & Lab 4
BIOL 431 & 431L Entomology & Lab 3
BIOL 438 & 438L Taxonomy of Plants & Lab 3
MS 231 Introduction to Museums 3
MS 235 Introduction to Archival Collections 3
MS 330 Management and Care of Collections 3
MS 330L Scientific Collections Lab (proposed) 1
MS 331 Exhibit Design 3
MS 340 Museum Education 3
MS 390 Internship in Museum Studies 3
Total hours 36

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Natural History/Field Ecology

Core Requirements - 23 hrs

Number Course Title Hours
GEOS 322 Introduction to GIS 3
BIOL 336 & 336L General Ecology & Lab 3
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
CHEM 131 & 131L

CHEM 132 & 132L
CHEM 140 & 140L
College Chemistry I & Lab
or
College Chemistry II & Lab
or
Survey of Chemistry & Lab
4
AGRI 245 & 245L

GEOS 231 & 231L
Principles of Soil Science & Lab
or
Physical Geology & Lab
4
AGRI 141

BIOL 138 & 138L
Introduction to Plant Science
or
Botany
3
AGRI 132

BIOL 139 & 139L
Introduction to Animal Science
or
General Zoology & Lab
4
Total hours 23

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Professional Requirements - 37 hrs.

Number Course Title Hours
AGRI 339 & 339L Rangeland Plant Identification & Lab 3
AGRI 428 & 428L Habitat Inventory & Analysis 3
AGRI 444 Grass Systematics 3
BIOL 238 & 238L Plant Morphology Lab 4
BIOL 239 & 239L Animal Classification & Lab 4
BIOL 337 Environmental Management 3
BIOL 431 & 431L Entomology & Lab 3
BIOL 438 & 438L Taxonomy of Plants & Lab 3
BIOL 444 & 444L Limnology & Lab 3
GEOS 321 Introduction to GPS 1
MS 330 Management and Care of Collections 3
MS 330L Scientific Collections Lab (proposed) 1
MS 340 Museum Education 3
Total hours 37

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Plant Science-Crops & Horticulture

Core Requirements - 23 hrs

Number Course Title Hours
GEOS 322 Introduction to GIS 3
BIOL 336 & 336L General Ecology & Lab 3
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
CHEM 131 & 131L

CHEM 132 & 132L
CHEM 140 & 140L
College Chemistry I & Lab
or
College Chemistry II & Lab
or
Survey of Chemistry & Lab
4
AGRI 245 & 245L

GEOS 231 & 231L
Principles of Soil Science & Lab
or
Physical Geology & Lab
4
AGRI 141

BIOL 138 & 138L
Introduction to Plant Science
or
Botany
3
AGRI 132

BIOL 139 & 139L
Introduction to Animal Science
or
General Zoology & Lab
4
Total hours 23

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Professional Requirements - 36 hrs.

Number Course Title Hours
AGRI 141

BIOL 138 & 138L
Introduction to Plant Science (1)
or
General Botany (1)
3
AGRI 245 & 245L

GEOS 231 & 231L
Principles of Soil Science & Lab (1)
or
Physical Geology & Lab (1)
4
AGRI 334 Vegetation Manipulation Practices 3
AGRI 339 & 339L Rangeland Plant Identification & Lab 3
AGRI 390

AGRI 460
Internship in Agriculture
or
Great Plains Applied Horticulture
3
AGRI 410 Agriculture Seminar 1
AGRI 444 Grass Systematics 3
BIOL 337 Environmental Management 3
BIOL 431 & 431L Entomology & Lab 3
BIOL 438 & 438L Taxonomy of Plants & Lab 3
BIOL 439 & 439L Plant Physiology & Lab 3
GEOS 321 Introduction to GPS 1
GEOS 431 Geology of Water Resources 3
Total hours 36
(1)Student must take the class here they did not in the core.

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