Ranching Systems

Freshman YearCredits
FallSpringSummer
AGED 140US - Leadership Dev For Agriculture
or COMX 111US - Introduction to Public Speaking
3    
BIOB 170IN - Principles of Biological Diversity4    
CHMY 121IN - Introduction to General Chemistry4    
NRSM 101 - Natural Resource Conservation3    
NRSM 102 - Montana Range Plants1    
ANSC 100 - Introduction to Animal Science  3  
BIOB 160 - Principles of Living Systems  4  
ECNS 101IS - Economic Way of Thinking  3  
M 121Q - College Algebra  3  
WRIT 101W - College Writing I  3  
Year Total: 15 16  
Sophomore YearCredits
FallSpringSummer
ACTG 201 - Principles of Financial Acct3    
CHMY 123 - Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry4    
ECNS 204IS - Microeconomics3    
ENSC 245IN - Soils3    
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics3    
ACTG 202 - Principles of Managerial Accounting  3  
ANSC 234 - Livestock Management - Beef I  1  
ANSC 265 - Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals - Lecture  3  
BIOO 230 - Identification of Seed Plants  4  
BGEN 242D - Intro to Int'l Business  3  
BMIS 211 - Spreadsheet and Database Skills   3  
Year Total: 16 17  
Junior YearCredits
FallSpringSummer
ANSC 202 - Livestock Feeding3    
ANSC 320 - Animal Nutrition3    
ANSC 321 - Physiology of Animal Reproduction4    
RM 3xx - Seminar1    
AGSC 342 - Forages3    
IA or IH Core  3  
ANSC 322 - Principles of Animal Breeding and Genetics  3  
ANSC 337 - Disease of Domestic Livestock  3  
RM 3xx - Seminar  1  
BMGT 335 - Management and Organization  3  
NRSM 430 - Natural Resource Law  3  
ECNS 332 - Econ of Natural Resources  3  
RMP 3xx - Internship    1
Year Total: 14 19 1
Senior YearCredits
FallSpringSummer
ENSC 272CS - Water Resources3    
IA/IH Core3    
AGSC 454 - Agrostology3    
BIOO 435 - Plant Systematics3    
ANSC 434R - Beef Cattle Management4    
RM 4xx - Seminar1    
BMGT 406 - Negotiation/Dispute Resolution  3  
NRSM 353 - Grazing Ecology and Management  3  
WILD 426 - Wildlife Habitat Management  3  
RM 4xx - Systems  2  
RM 4xx - Seminar    1
Year Total: 17 11 1
Total Program Credits: 127

Attached is a curriculum document that  gives a "snapshot" of the curriculum, draft of a Degree Audit Form with information on course schedules and prerequisites, and a by semester and hour complete course program.  All prerequisites are included in the program and the course schedule has been designed with no scheduling conflicts.  This proposed curriculum was developed first in the concept stage by the Ranching Systems working group using survey results and input from numerous interviews with students, ranch managers, owners, and ranching systems companies. It was refined with input from Drs. Anton Bekkerman, Ag Economics and Economics; George Haynes, Ag Economics and Economics; Virginia Bratton, College of Business; Bok Sowell, Animal and Range Sciences and Patrick Hatfield, Animal and Range Sciences.