The Master of Science in Animal and Rangeland Science prepares students to address critical regional and worldwide needs in animal science and rangeland ecology and management. The master's degree is committee-driven, allowing students the flexibility to select courses and develop a program of study under the guidance of an advisory committee. It has few program-specific degree requirements, and required courses.
The agricultural science major is a bachelor of science degree with emphasis on western rangeland livestock operations. The goal of the agricultural science major is to educate students who can compete successfully for agricultural-related jobs in Nevada, the Western United States, and throughout the world. The agricultural science major emphasizes the protection of sustainable natural resources, proper use of livestock and the effective management and economic improvement of rangeland resources. It covers a broad spectrum of university courses centering on the concept of "multiple-use" resource management.
The biotechnology program aims to produce well-trained researchers with theoretical knowledge, technical skills and real-world experience based on both academic research experiences and internships in the biotechnology industry. This accelerated, five-year degree program gives students a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree upon completion. The program’s objective is to meet growing student interest in both career-directed education and biotechnology