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
- Crop production
- Grazing systems
- Livestock handling
- Natural resource conservation
- Forage production
- Climate and geographical information
- Accounting principles
- Personnel management
- General management principles
- Field work