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Grassland Ecology and Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Lincoln, NE, United States
Students in Grassland Ecology and Management benefit from a rich history of grassland science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and exceptional experiential learning opportunities throughout the state.
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Approximately 60% of the state’s land mass is grassland. Students develop a strong base in grassland ecology and ecosystem assessment and learn how to apply fundamental principles and technology to the management and monitoring of terrestrial systems, including grasslands. The University of Nebraska is commonly recognized as the birthplace of prairie ecology. 

Building on this base, students learn how effective grassland management is essential for grassland biodiversity and resilience, wildlife habitat, conservation, livestock production, and other ecosystem services. Grassland ecology and management is for students excited about the study and management of private and public grasslands.

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln the Grassland Ecology and Management degree program is an integration of disciplines involved in the study, conservation, and utilization of rangelands. Students develop a strong background in plant and physical sciences in preparation for studying the ecology and management of rangelands in upper-level courses. 

Career Opportunities

  • Careers include managers of grassland resources on private and public lands with specialization in habitat management, grassland restoration/monitoring, or grassland management; positions with environmental consulting firms, natural resources districts, public land management agencies, land use planning agencies, and federal and state wildlife divisions.
  • The curriculum meets the federal government's requirements for rangeland management specialist positions in such agencies as the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Forest Service. 
  • The breadth of the curriculum prepares students for postgraduate education in most disciplines related to natural resource sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Forage Crop and Pasture Management
  • North American Wildland Plants
  • Internship in Agronomy
  • Range Management and Improvement
  • Great Plains Ecosystem
  • Perennial Plant Function, Growth, and Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Transcripts: You will self-report your academic record. Use an unofficial transcript to fill in your information
  • After you've taken the ACT or SAT, request the testing institution to send us your official scores. Our codes are: ACT: 2482 and SAT: 6877
  • Application Fee: There is a $45 application fee payable with a credit card or a check. Make the check out to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and put the applicant's name on the memo line
  • Scholarship Statement: To be considered for leadership and diversity scholarships, you must write a 500-word essay all about you. Focus on leadership, career goals and community service

Tuition Fee

  • International

    830 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 830 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    830 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 830 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    259 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 259 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lincoln

  • 926 - 1380 USD/month
    Living Costs

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