What will I learn?

What is Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management?

Crossing several academic disciplines, rangeland ecology and watershed management is a rich amalgam of ecology, hydrology, rangeland management, soil science and reclamation with a little politics added to keep things real. As a rangeland ecology and watershed management student you will learn to understand, manage and help restore the complex ecosystems that make up the world’s rangelands. Through fieldwork, research, study abroad and internships, you will also get direct hands-on experience with how to use science to balance multiple concerns that include livestock grazing, wildlife habitat, recreation and wildland beauty. Use this degree program as a springboard to graduate school, or head directly into the wild, helping producers, government agencies and other stakeholders make the best decisions for these important resources.

What Can You Do With a Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management Bachelor’s Degree?

The University of Wyoming rangeland ecology and watershed management degree program offers preparation for graduate school and a range of jobs such as:

Environmental Consultant


Mine Rehabilitation Specialist

Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism

Ranch or Range Livestock Manager

Real Estate/Land Manager

Restoration Ecologist

Range or Soil Conservationist

Soil Scientist

Watershed Ecologist

Wildland Fire Manager

Which department am I in?

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$19,170.00 per year
Tuition amount is based on USD $639 per credit hour (actual tuition will vary based on the actual credit hours enrolled)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 November 2021, 1 April 2022, 1 June 2022

Start date

18 January 2022, 23 May 2022, 22 August 2022


College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department #3354, 1000 E. University,



82071, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

For international students

Applicants must have completion of high school transcript.

English scores: Min. score 71 for iBT/ 6.0 IELTS / 51 Duolingo.


Fall semester (mid-August) - All application materials must be received by June 1.

Spring semester (early January) - All application materials must be received by November 1.

Summer semester (early May) - All application materials must be received by April 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming offers outstanding, research-led learning opportunities and a classic American cultural experience.

  • Located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains landscape
  • Diverse student body from over 90 countries worldwide
  • Low student to faculty ratio and small classroom sizes
  • Over 200 programs of study to choose from