Program Overview

The Pastoral Systems of the World option is focused on international rangelands, as Rangeland Sciences faculty have research and management experience in North America, Australia, Asia, North Africa, and Central Asia, and strong connections with researchers and on-the-ground managers in Africa and throughout the Middle East. Graduates in this option will be positioned to pursue career paths with international NGOs, the US Foreign Service, United Nations programs, or bring an international pastoral systems perspective to managing livestock grazing here in the US. To the best of our knowledge, there is not an internationally-focused rangeland management program in the US.

Scope of Program

  • ANS 446. Grazing Livestock Production (4)
  • RNG 442. Rangeland-Animal Relations (4)
  • RNG 470. Pastoral Systems of the World (4)
  • World Geography – 3 credits
  • International Systems – 6 credits
  • Natural Resource Management – 6 credits