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Ranch Management

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Undergraduate

students at a ranch

Students who wish to earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Ranch Management must complete all undergraduate core requirements of TCU prior to making a formal application to the Ranch Management program. Qualified students will be given conditional acceptance into the program. They must then successfully complete the requirements for a General Business minor for non-business majors and any other requirements identified in the Undergraduate Catalog. 

Courses & Requirements

Students may apply through the Office of Admissions and will be required to complete the University Core Requirements prior to making a formal application to the Ranch Management Program. 

The Ranch Management Program requires an academic year (nine months) to complete.  The course of study is intense, challenging, and time-consuming.  Classroom instruction and discussion coupled with fieldwork observation culminate in the student implementing this knowledge in real-world projects reflecting agricultural asset management.  Attendance is mandatory for all classes and fieldwork. 

Areas of Study 

  • Livestock production 
  • Breeding programs
  • Animal health 
  • Feeding 
  • Crop production
  •  Harvesting 
  • Grazing systems 
  • Livestock handling 
  • Natural resource conservation 
  • Forage production 
  • Climate and geographical information 
  • Accounting principles 
  • Marketing 
  • Personnel management 
  • General management principles 
  • Field work