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Ranch Management

Shape the future of the world’s agriculture.

A Ranch Management student examines pasture grass while his classmates do the same in the background.

Learn to manage a broad range of global assets in an ecologically and economically sound way while conserving and improving resources.

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Sample Courses

  • Understanding the Earth
  • Soil & Water Conservation
  • Animal Nutrition & Feeding
  • Marketing of Livestock & Meat
  • Forage Production & Use
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Special Admission Requirements

In addition to demonstrating a basic knowledge of the agriculture industry, applicants must submit:

  1. Certificate program application
  2. Handwritten applicant autobiography
  3. $50 non-refundable application fee
  4. High school transcript and/or college transcript
  5. Three letters of recommendation

What Sets Us Apart

As a ranch management major, you’ll learn how to make critical decisions that are economically and ecologically sound. TCU’s professional training will help you meet the evolving challenges of a career in agricultural resource management. Our highly regarded program will allow you to take advantage of the latest techniques from a new breed of high-tech, business-savvy agricultural resource managers. You’ll learn proven practices and principles of the ranching industry through intensive classroom instruction and extensive work in the field, touring agricultural operations and getting firsthand knowledge from people working in the ranching industry.

Career Prospects

Since 1956, students from more than 40 states and 22 countries have studied in TCU’s ranch management program. In the past several decades, career opportunities for agricultural resource managers have rapidly expanded to include not only ranch management but also diverse areas such as commodity investment, agricultural marketing and international agricultural trade.