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Ranch Management and Beef Industry Leadership Certificate

Start or advance your career in ranching and/or the beef industry with this added credential.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites

Successful completion of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in one of the following disciplines:

Credit Requirements

This graduate-level certificate program consists of 15 credit hours. That means you only have to complete five courses to earn your certificate.

Application Deadlines

Spring Semester: Dec. 1  (Nov. 1 for international students)

Fall Semester: July 15  (June 10 for international students)

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Certificate Courses (15 semester credit hours required)

The following 12 semester credit hours are required:

  • RWM 6338: Range Animal Nutrition
  • RWM 6340: Ranch and Livestock Management
  • AGEC 6331: Farm Business Management
  • ASCI 6345: Advanced Beef Cattle Production

Select 3 semester credit hours from the following:

  • RWM 6339: Grazing Management
  • ASCI 6341: Advanced Animal Nutrition
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