College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Grasslands need to be managed properly to prevent overgrazing, minimize undesirable botanical composition shifts, maintain or improve grassland health, and ensure long-term productivity. The multi-institutional Grasslands Management Certificate program will teach students that what is done to the grassland now will determine its future.
The purpose of the 12 credit hour program is to provide current and future grassland professionals (i.e., managers, advisers, and conservationists) and others with distance education opportunities that lead to a graduate certificate in grasslands management.
Grasslands (including rangelands, pasturelands, and haylands) are the principal land resource type in the Great Plains, comprising more than 50% of the land surface area. Grasslands represent a fundamental resource of the region that determines the environmental and economic future of the Great Plains states.
Faculty members from six cooperating Great Plains universities have developed online graduate courses in grassland management. The courses cover a diversity of topics and provide the subject matter needed by students wanting to develop their expertise in grassland management.
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 12
Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999