2017-2018 Graduate Catalog


Graduate Certificate in Ranch Management

The Graduate Certificate in Ranch Management is designed to offer graduate-level education in ranch management. The curriculum addresses the needs of the modern day ranching business through an interdisciplinary program with an emphasis on beef cattle production and resource management. Five weeklong field trips combine classroom teaching with hands-on exposure.

Application Procedure

An applicant must possess a bachelor's degree from an institution regarded as standard by the University and a regional accrediting agency, Further, the student must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, Applicants meeting academic enrollment criteria should have sufficient working experience in agriculture to understand the nature of the industry. Selection to the program is made after each applicant completes the application, including transcripts and a professional interview. Applications for admission are available through the Ranch Management Program.

Graduate Certificate Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Ranch Management requires successful completion of 34 credit hours made up of graduate and undergraduate credit. Each of the four graduate credit courses incorporates a graduate-level project into the curriculum.

Graduate Credit (12 hours):

RAMA 50503Range Management

3

RAMA 50603Ranch Records and Finance

3

RAMA 50213Ranch Business Management

3

RAMA 50803Marketing of Livestock and Meats

3

Undergraduate Credit (22 hours):

RAMA 30102Ranch Operations and Development

2

RAMA 30403Soil and Water Conservation

3

RAMA 40103Beef Cattle Production

3

RAMA 40303Animal Health Management

3

RAMA 30703Animal Nutrition and Feeding

3

RAMA 40112Sheep and Goat Production

2

RAMA 40313Animal Health and Reproduction

3

RAMA 40903Forage Production and Use

3

Note: The student must complete RAMA 50503, RAMA 50603, RAMA 50803 and RAMA 50213 as graduate-level courses to be awarded the graduate certificate.

Students must declare their intention to pursue the graduate certificate program prior to their enrollment in any ranch management course.

Pass/No Credit

Courses for the graduate certificate may not be taken on a pass/no credit basis.

For more information on the Graduate Certificate in Ranch Management contact the Ranch Management Program office at 817.257.7145 or by email at ranching@tcu.edu.