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Ranch Management

Shape the future of the world鈥檚 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.


Programs Offered


Sample Courses


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

Special Admission Requirements


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

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

What Sets Us Apart


As a ranch management major, you鈥檒l learn how to make critical decisions that are economically and ecologically sound. TCU鈥檚 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鈥檒l 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鈥檚 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.