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BSc Natural Resources – Ecology, Management and Restoration of Rangelands Emphasis

The Natural Resources – Ecology, Management and Restoration of Rangelands Emphasis program from University of Arizona gives students the knowledge, skills, and background needed to apply ecological concepts to manage rangelands for sustainable use, conservation, and restoration.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: August, January, May
Tuition Fee: $37,116 per year
Location: Tucson, United States

Students in the Natural Resources – Ecology, Management and Restoration of Rangelands Emphasis program from University of Arizona begin with courses in plant ecology, plant-animal interactions, and management of landscapes after they complete their course requirements for the basic sciences. Then, they select from a broad variety of elective courses in plant and soil science, wildlife and fisheries science, watershed management, ecohydrology, geographic information systems, animal science, or resource economics to complete their professional credentials and enhance their employment opportunities. Many courses involve hands-on work in the rangelands of Arizona.

After graduation, EMRR professionals are well prepared to conserve ecosystems for future generations which includes restoring degraded lands, managing wild and domestic herbivores on preserves or ranches, assessing land potential, working with endangered species, and developing plans to best manage rangeland resources. Students graduating from the EMRR program have been employed by a wide variety of federal agencies (e.g. the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service), state and county land departments, and a variety of other non-profits, conservation organizations, and private landowners.

All programs in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment emphasize applications of ecological principles for conservation and management of plant, animal, and water resources at local and global scales, and solutions to negative impacts of human activity. Students complete courses that provide a foundation in natural resource science, conservation, and management, and elective courses that allow students to explore areas of interest.

Courses include:

  • Management and Restoration of Wildland Vegetation
  • Rangeland Management Planning
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Natural Resources Ecology
  • Rangeland Inventory and Monitoring

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

Andrew Wojtanowski // MS 2016

Career

  • Conservation
  • Ecotourism
  • Geospatial mapping
  • Rangeland restoration
  • Sustainability

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