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Department of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology

Interdisciplinary Agriculture | Agricultural Business | Agricultural Communications | Agricultural Engineering Technology | Animal Science | Animal Science minor in Pre-Veterinary Medicine | Animal Science Minor in Wildlife Ecology | Plant and Soil Sciences | Interdisciplinary Agriculture with Teaching Certification | Animal Science with Teaching Certification | Agricultural Business with Teaching Certification | Plant and Soil Sciences with Teaching Certification | Minors within the Agricultural Science Programs | Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences | Engineering Technology Program


Chair: Dr. Stanley Kelley (936) 294-1216

Faculty: Mark Anderson, Marcy Beverly, Alisha Bullion, Richard Ford, Kristie Franks, Sharon Frey, Sheyenne Krysher, Stanley KelleyRobert Lane, Jessica Leatherwood, Foy Mills, Michael Moore, Joe Muller, Shyam Nair, Tim Pannkuk, Dwayne Pavelock, Ryan Saucier, Christopher Steward, Kyle Stutts, Doug Ullrich, Marsha Wilson, Art Wolfskill

Website: http://www.shsu.edu/academics/agricultural-sciences-and-engineering-technology/

The Department of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology consists of three major programs of study: Agricultural Sciences, Engineering Technology, and Career and Technology Education. Within each program are a number of specialized programs or majors, offering students the opportunity to tailor degree programs with career goals. Specific requirements for each degree are outlined under the respective program headings. For more information, please visit the Department of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology website, or contact Dr. Stanley Kelley.

Academic Programs

The Agricultural Sciences program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in each of the following areas:

Highlights

The Agricultural Sciences program has multiple educational centers and complexes. The Plant Science Field Lab has two greenhouses and laboratory facilities for floral design. The William R. Harrell Agricultural Engineering Technology Center provides students with hands-on experience in metal fabrication, electricity and electronics, hydraulics, structures, alternative energy resources, and soil and water conservation. The 1740-acre Gibbs Ranch Education and Research Facility, located north of campus on Highway 75, serves as a living laboratory for all aspects of agricultural and natural resource management.

Career Opportunities

Approximately twenty percent of our population is involved in occupations directly related to agriculture. Sectors such as production, banking, marketing, teaching, processing, and service in governmental agencies rely on the productivity of modern agriculture in meeting the daily needs of society.

Additional career information is given in the introduction to each of the degree programs in agriculture.

Suggested Minors

For those seeking secondary teacher certification in agricultural science, secondary education (CISE) is used for the minor. The most common major used for this purpose is Interdisciplinary Agriculture, but may be used with other program areas within the department as well. Many Agricultural Business, Animal Science, Agricultural Engineering Technology, and Plant & Soil Sciences majors will select minors from program areas within the department (see Minor area), while others will select from the College of Business Administration, such as Management, Marketing, Accounting, Banking, Finance, or General Business Administration. Animal Science majors can select a minor in Wildlife Ecology or Equine Science. Biology or Composite Science is frequently taken as a minor by Animal Science and Plant & Soil Sciences students considering graduate school. Agricultural Engineering Technology majors often select areas available in the Industrial Technology Program or Secondary Education. Minors in Plant & Soil Sciences, Animal Science, Equine Science, Agricultural Engineering Technology, and Agribusiness are available for those majoring in other specific agricultural disciplines. For instance, an Agribusiness student may minor in Plant & Soil Sciences to better prepare for the business aspects in the field of horticulture.

Student Organizations

  • AgIT Ambassadors
  • Agricultural Business Association
  • Agricultural Engineering Technology Club
  • Alpha Gamma RhoFraternity
  • ALCA/PLANET Landscape
  • Beef Cattle Show Team
  • Block and Bridle
  • Collegiate FFA
  • Delta Tau Alpha - National Agricultural Honor Society
  • Horse Judging Team
  • Horsemen’s Association
  • Horticulture and Crop Sciences Club
  • Livestock Judging Team
  • Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences
  • National Agri-Marketing Association
  • Pre-Vet Society
  • Ranch Horse Team
  • Rodeo Club
  • Sigma Alpha – Professional Agricultural Sorority
  • Wildlife Society

Internships

An internship in agricultural sciences is intended to provide experience-based learning opportunities for students in their respective discipline of study. Students generally seek an internship experience at the end of their sophomore or junior year. The course identified for internship credit in agriculture is AGRI 4396 – Directed Studies. Internships may be arranged through student contact with providers or through departmental faculty and staff announcements and postings. All internships must receive departmental approval through application prior to the initiation of the internship. Maximum credit for internship is six (6) credit hours.

Scholarships

The department is pleased to have available the scholarships listed below. Scholarships are one-time awards and are not automatically renewable (Exceptions: Ann T. and Charles T. Mallery Endowed Scholarship; San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship; Glyn and Martha Gilliam Scholarship; Star of Texas Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship). A student may reapply in subsequent years if eligibility requirements are met. Students MUST be registered for six or more hours in Agriculture each semester or forfeit the scholarship for that semester.

The ScholarX program must be used to apply for departmental scholarships. Please note that application and admittance to the University is required prior to being able to access ScholarX. The program enables you to apply for all scholarships for which you are eligible, including those outside the Department of Agricultural and Industrial Sciences. The deadline for departmental scholarships is February 1st; non-departmental scholarship deadlines vary.

  • Allen and Joan Triplett Agricultural Sciences Endowment Scholarship: At least $1000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate or graduate student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture; minimum GPA of 2.75 (undergraduate) or 3.00 (graduate); U.S. citizen; good moral character with Christian beliefs; preference to horticulture/crop science majors (undergraduate).
  • Ann T. Crump and Charles T. Mallery Endowed Scholarship: $1000-$2000/year; at least one award annually to full-time entering freshman; major in Agribusiness; academic performance in high school, demonstrated financial need; demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities and community service; natural born citizen of the United States; must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA for renewal in subsequent years.
  • Arthur Lynn Talk, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship: At least $1000; number of awards varies annually; major in field of agriculture; character and financial need will be considered.
  • Billy Harrell Endowment Fund Scholarship: At least $1000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in agricultural engineering technology; minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Capital Farm Credit Scholarship: $1000; one to five awards annually; major in agricultural business; minimum GPA of 2.75 (returning and transfer students); minimum SAT of 900 or ACT score of 19, and rank in top 50% of graduating class (entering freshmen students); demonstrated financial need and leadership.
  • Clemon and Carolyn Montgomery Endowed Scholarship: Amount varies; one award annually; major in field of agriculture; minimum 2.75 GPA; demonstrated financial need.
  • College Farm Boys Endowment Fund Scholarship: $1000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student; major in field of agriculture; minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Dale Brown Scholarship: $1000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture; minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Danny and Cindy Pierce Family Endowment Scholarship Fund: At least $1000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in agricultural business; minimum GPA of 2.5; financial need considered but not a determining factor.
  • Dean and Mrs. W.E. Lowry Scholarship Award: Amount varies; at least one award annually; must have completed two semesters at SHSU, be active in Collegiate FFA, and possess good character and scholarship; other criteria same as previous scholarships.
  • Ducks Unlimited of Huntsville Scholarship: At least $1000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture or biology with minor in wildlife ecology; minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Edgar A. and Carolyn L. Reeves Family Endowment Scholarship: At least $1000; at least one award annually; full-time sophomore, junior, or senior at SHSU; major in field of agriculture; minimum 3.0 GPA; demonstrated financial need.
  • G. H. Morrison Endowment Scholarship: Amount varies; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture; good character.
  • Glyn and Martha Gilliam Scholarship Endowment Fund: $4000/4 years; two awards annually; full-time undergraduate student in good standing at SHSU; one award to a student majoring in agricultural business, and one award to a student obtaining teaching certification in agriculture; minimum GPA of 2.5; demonstrated financial need; must meet selection criteria to be awarded funds in years following initial award.
  • Dr. Herb Schumann Leadership Endowed Scholarship: Amount varies; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture with minor in secondary education; must be student teaching at time scholarship is awarded; demonstrated financial need; completed at least two full semesters at SHSU; previously assisted in conducting leadership development events (LDEs) as a student in an agricultural education-based course at SHSU; student teacher member of the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT); minimum GPA of 2.50.
  • Homer and Vera Rawlinson Scholarship: Amount varies; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture; minimum GPA of 2.50.
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Endowed Scholarship: $1000-$2000; awarded to incoming freshmen, junior college transfer students, and currently enrolled undergraduate agriculture majors (number of awards may vary); minimum 2.75 GPA; major in field of agriculture; permanent citizens of the United States.
  • James Marcus Smith Trust Scholarship: $1000; at least one award annually; animal science major; full-time undergraduate students; selection based on academic record (minimum 2.75 GPA), extra-curricular activities, leadership, and demonstrated financial need.
  • Joe Glenn Burleson Agribusiness Endowment Fund Scholarship: Amount varies (not to exceed approximately $13,000 and based on actual cost to attend the university); four awards annually of equal value; full-time undergraduate student in good standing at SHSU; major in agribusiness; graduate of Baytown Robert E. Lee High School entering as a freshman, or graduate or transfer student from Lee College in Baytown, Texas (or meets all other qualifications if no qualified candidates meet Baytown-related criteria); minimum overall GPA of 3.00; demonstrated financial need; high performing high school student with demonstrated involvement in extra-curricular activities and community service; natural born citizen of the United States.
  • Letts-Hopper Endowed Scholarship: Amount varies; one award annually; must be junior or senior at SHSU; major in field of agriculture; selection based on character, academic achievement and financial need.
  • McCaffety Electric Company, Inc. Agricultural and Industrial Sciences Endowment Fund Scholarship: $1000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in field of agricultural or industrial sciences; minimum GPA of 2.0; financial need considered but not a determining factor.
  • Preston Leo Reeder Endowed Scholarship: Amount varies; one award annually; major in field of agriculture; minimum 3.0 GPA; preference to students from Fannin County, Texas; selection based on demonstrated financial need.
  • Ruth and J. A. Chandler Endowment Fund Scholarship: At least $1000; at least one award every third year; full-time junior or senior student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture with intent to receive teacher certification; minimum GPA of 2.5; financial need considered but not a determining factor.
  • San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarship: $10,000/four years; three awards given annually; awarded to full-time entering freshmen only; major in field of agriculture; enrollment in minimum of 12 credit hours per semester; must maintain minimum 3.0 GPA for renewal; Texas residents only; must comply with S.A.L.E. requirements.
  • San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. Scholarship (Equine Undergraduate): $2,000; five awards annually; awarded to full-time entering freshmen only; minor in equine science; citizen of the United States; resident of Texas; minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Seitz Gift Fruit/Golden Valley Farms Scholarship: $250; two awards annually (one award to senior prior to student teaching, one award to senior during student teaching block); major in field of agriculture and seeking teacher certification; minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • SHSU Agriculture Alumni Association Scholarship: $1000; one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in field of agriculture; minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Southwest Meat Suppliers Association Scholarship: $500; one award annually; major in field of agriculture with interest in career in the meat industry.
  • Star of Texas Livestock Show & Rodeo: $8000/four years; awarded to full-time entering freshmen only; major in field of agriculture; enrollment in minimum of 12 credit hours per semester; must maintain minimum 3.0 GPA for renewal; Texas residents only; must comply with S.T.L.S.R. requirements.
  • Willie Frank and Virginia Hall Trust Scholarship: Amount varies; two equal awards annually; major in field of agriculture with consideration given to students seeking teacher certification; minimum 2.50 GPA; may not be receiving any Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo scholarship, including Go-Texan; must have graduated in upper one-half of high school class; other selection criteria same as previous scholarship. 
  • Wilson-Warner Endowed Scholarship: Amount is approximately $15,000 and based on actual cost to attend the university; at least one award annually; major in field of agriculture; sophomore, junior, or senior standing; selection criteria based on academic record (minimum 3.5 GPA), extra-curricular activities, and leadership.

CONTACT:   Kyle Stutts

Department of Agricultural and  Engineering Technology
PO Box 2088, Huntsville, TX 77341
(936) 294-1219; kis015@shsu.edu

SHSU Rodeo Scholarships

The scholarships below are available through the Sam Houston Rodeo program. The application deadline is July 1. Rodeo scholarships are one-time awards and not automatically renewable. Many rodeo scholarships are skills and performance based.

Applications are available through the University’s ScholarX program.

  • Byrd Family and Friends of Rodeo Scholarship: at least $1000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student; major in any discipline; acceptance into SHSU Rodeo program and meet NIRA eligibility; minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Copenhagen/Skoal – U. S. Tobacco Scholarship: $500-5000; number of awards varies annually; acceptance into SHSU Rodeo program and meet NIRA eligibility.
  • SHSU Rodeo Team Scholarship: Over $100,000 awarded annually to rodeo athletes with high school and/or college rodeo success; number and amount of scholarships vary.
  • Joshua Farris Memorial Endowed Scholarship: at least $500; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student; major in any discipline; competing member of the SHSU rodeo team; minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Sonny Sikes Rodeo and the Sikes Family Endowed Scholarship: Amount varies; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate or graduate student; major in any discipline; acceptance into SHSU Rodeo program and meet NIRA eligibility; minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Texas Best Rodeo Endowed Scholarship: $1500; at least one award annually; full-time student in good standing at SHSU; major in any discipline; acceptance into SHSU Rodeo program and meet NIRA eligibility; demonstrate financial need; minimum 2.25 GPA.
     
  • Tommy Castenson Memorial Scholarship: at least $1000; at least one award annually; full-time student; major in any discipline; acceptance into SHSU Rodeo program and meet NIRA eligibility; minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Wes Neyland Memorial Endowed Rodeo Scholarship: $500; one award annually; minimum 2.25 GPA; major in field of agricultural sciences; competitor in the sport of college rodeo.

CONTACT:  Edward “Bubba” Miller

Department of Agricultural and  Engineering Techology
PO Box 2088, Huntsville, TX 77341
(936) 294-3867; elm014@shsu.edu.

Program-Specific Requirements

The objectives of the Agricultural Sciences Program are to:

  • Provide high quality instruction in agricultural sciences, technology, and business;
  • Promote research in agricultural sciences;
  • Provide a program of continuing education for teachers of agricultural science and agricultural producers; and
  • Provide educational and competitive activities for youth involved or interested in the agricultural sciences.

For additional information regarding admission requirements, degree programs, description of courses, and financial assistance available, please refer to the appropriate sections of this catalog. Brochures and information concerning the department and scholarships may be obtained by calling (936) 294-1216 or writing: Sam Houston State University, Department of Agricultural and Engineering Technology, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2088 or by e-mailing a request to sfkelley@shsu.edu. Website: http://www.shsu.edu/agr:

Curriculum

Bachelor of Science, Major in Interdisciplinary Agriculture

This program is designed to meet the needs of students desiring a program of study in agricultural production management, agricultural education, extension education, or any of several other fields of study. The program allows for the selection of a minor in special interest areas such as chemistry, biology, business, environmental science, secondary education, or computer science. Specified course requirements for the major are structured to meet the specific needs of an individual student with the approval of the faculty advisor.

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Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Business

Agribusiness is a program for students interested in management in agriculture. The program includes courses in farm and ranch management, marketing, natural resources, tax planning, budgeting, finance, business organization, and other courses related to business and management. The agribusiness curriculum prepares students for employment in finance, ranch management, business management, state and federal agencies, sales and marketing, and many other fields related to business and economics.

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Notes
1 MATH 1324 satisfies Component Area II and the degree specific requirements.
Bachelor of Science - Major in Agricultural Business
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
STAT 1369 3 Sophomore
MATH 13241 3 Freshman
AGRI 3360 or ENGL 3330 3 Junior
Major Core
AGRI 1131 1 Freshman
AGRI 2317 3 Freshman
AGRI 1307 and AGRI 1107 4 Freshman
AGRI 1319 and AGRI 1119 4 Freshman
Major
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 1330 or approved substitute 3 Freshman
AGRI 2389 3 Sophomore
AGRI 3367 3 Junior
AGRI 3385 or MGMT 4370 3 Junior
AGRI 4361 3 Junior
AGRI 4340 3 Junior
AGRI 4374 3 Junior
AGRI 4120 1 Senior
AGRI 4386 3 Senior
AGRI 4375 3 Senior
Advanced Agribusiness Electives
AGRI 3377 or AGRI 4363 or AGRI 4364; or AGR 4365 or BUAD 3360 9 Senior
Advanced AGRI Electives 2 Senior
Minor (Required)
Minor 9 Junior
Minor (Advanced) 9 Senior
Total Hours 120

A minor in Banking is available with this degree with minimal modifications to the above curriculum. See requirements for the Minor in Banking in the College of Business Administration section of this catalog for details.

Students interested in a MBA should consider a BUAD (General Business) minor.

Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Communications

This program is designed to meet the needs of students desiring a program of study in agricultural journalism, media (electronic, social, broadcast), public relations, advertising, or several other fields of study. While no minor is required, advanced elective courses permit the student to have a stronger concentration in a particular area of interest to them.

Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Engineering Technology

The purpose of the Agricultural Engineering Technology curriculum is to provide an educational experience based on the fundamentals of engineering principles and practices. Theory-based lectures will be accompanied by experiential learning activities for persons who intend to pursue a career related to the technical operation and management of an agriculture enterprise. It is expected that graduates will choose a position of leadership and responsibility in a career area associated with service and sales, production, processing, product testing, alternative energies, or a government agency.

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Notes
1 PHYS 1305 and PHYS 1105 satisfy the requirement for Component Area III and the degree specific requirement
2 Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.
Bachelor of Science - Major in Agricultural Engineering Technology
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
PHYS 1305 and PHYS 11051 4 Junior
AGRI 3360 or ENGL 3330 3 Junior
ITEC 1390 or ITEC 1361 3 Freshman
MATH 1369 or STAT 1369 3 Sophomore
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 1330 or approved substitute 3 Sophomore
ACCT 2301 or ACCT 2302 3 Sophomore
MGMT 3310 or approved BUAD, AGB (advanced) 3 Junior
Major Core
AGRI 1131 1 Freshman
AGRI 2303 3 Freshman
AGRI 2317 or AGRI 2389 3 Sophomore
AGRI 1307 and AGRI 1107 4 Freshman
AGRI 1319 and AGRI 1119 4 Freshman
Major
Approved AGRI (Agricultural Engineering Technology) or ITEC Electives (Advanced) 9 Junior
Approved AGRI (Agricultural Engineering Technology) or ITEC Electives (Advanced) 17 Senior
AGRI 4120 1 Senior
Minor
Minor 9 Junior
Minor (Advanced) 9 Senior
Total Hours 1202  

 

Bachelor of Science, Major in Animal Science

The major emphasis in Animal Science prepares students for careers in the livestock and equine production and support industries. Scientific principles, management, production technologies, and skills are covered in appropriate courses. The University maintains herds and flocks for teaching and research. Students may complete pre-veterinary medicine, equine science, and wildlife ecology requirements under the Animal Science program. Graduates can expect to qualify for positions in sales and service, inspection, regulation, research/teaching, breed associations, extension, or management in an animal, equine and/or wildlife management industry.

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Notes
1 MATH 1420 or MATH 1316 or MATH 1324 or MATH 1384 will also satisfy Component Area II
2 CHEM 1406 and CHEM 1407 satisfy the requirement for Component Area III and the degree specific requirement.
3 AGRI 2360 satisfies the requirement for Component Area V and the major requirement.
4 Animal Science electives to be selected from: AGRI 2321, AGRI 2330, AGRI 2390, AGRI 3336, AGRI 3381, AGRI 4310, AGRI 4336, AGRI 4337, AGRI 4339, AGRI 4350, AGRI 4367, AGRI 4373, AGRI 4376, AGRI 4379, AGRI 4380, AGRI 4391, or AGRI 4398
5 Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.
Bachelor of Science - Major in Animal Science
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
MATH 1369 or STAT 1369 3 Junior
AGRI 3360 or ENGL 3330 3 Junior
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 1330 or approved substitute 3 Freshman
AGRI 4388 or COMS Elective 3 Sophomore
CHEM 1406, CHEM 14072 8 Sophomore
Major Core
AGRI 1131 1 Freshman
AGRI 2303 or AGRI 2317 or AGRI 2389 3 Freshman
AGRI 1307 and AGRI 1107 4 Freshman
AGRI 1319 and AGRI 1119 4 Freshman
Major
AGRI 23603 Sphomore
AGRI 3363 3 Junior
AGRI 3373 3
AGRI 3376 3
AGRI 4395 3
AGRI 4370 or AGRI 4383 3
AGRI 4120 1  
AGRI 4389 3 Senior
AGRI 4394 3 Senior
Animal Science Electives4 (9 hours advanced) 11  
Minor
Minor 6 Junior
Minor (Advanced) 12 Senior
Total Hours 1205

Bachelor of Science, Major in Animal Science, Pre-veterinary Medicine

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Bachelor of Science - Major in Animal Science, Pre-veterinary Medicine
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
ENGL 3330 3 Junior
COMS 1361 or COMS 2382 3 Senior
MATH 13161 3 Sophomore
STAT 3379 3 Senior
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 1330 or approved substitute 3 Freshman
PSYC 13013,4 3 Sophomore
Major Core
AGRI 1319 and AGRI 1119 4 Freshman
Major
AGRI 4395 3 Junior
AGRI 3363 3 Junior
AGRI 3373 3 Junior
AGRI 3376 3 Junior
AGRI 4120 1 Senior
AGRI 4389 3 Senior
AGRI 4394 3 Senior
AGRI 4370 or AGRI 4383 3 Senior
Minor
BIOL 14112 4 Freshman
BIOL 14132 4 Freshman
CHEM 14112 4 Freshman
CHEM 14122 4 Freshman
BIOL 2440 4 Sophomore
PHYS 1301 and PHYS 1101 4 Sophomore
PHYS 1302 and PHYS 1102 4 Sophomore
CHEM 3339 3 Junior
CHEM 2323 and CHEM 2123 4 Junior
CHEM 2325 and CHEM 2125 4 Junior
BIOL 3450 4 Junior
BIOL 3470 4 Senior
CHEM 3438 4 Senior
Total Hours 123  
Notes
1 MATH 1316 satisfies the requirement for Component Area II and the degree specific requirement.
2 BIOL 1411, BIOL 1413, CHEM 1411, and CHEM 1412 satisfy the requirement for Component Area III and the minor requirement.
3 PSYC 1301 satisfies the requirement for Component Area V and the degree specific requirement.
4Satisfies pre-requisite requirements for Veterinary Medicine.

Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Minor in Wildlife Ecology

The animal science major with wildlife ecology option is an excellent choice for those students wanting to enter agricultural and wildlife resource management careers or for those interested in graduate school in wildlife sciences. Students selecting this degree should indicate IAGA as their major and WECO as their minor.

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Notes
1 MATH 1420 or MATH 1316 or MATH 1324 or MATH 1384 will also satisfy Component Area II.
2 BIOL 1411, BIOL 1413, CHEM 1411, and CHEM 1412 satisfy the requirement for Component Area III and the minor requirement.
3 Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.
Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Minor in Wildlife Ecology
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
AGRI 3360 or ENGL 3330 3 Senior
AGRI 4388 or COMS Elective 3 Senior
MATH or STAT Elective 3 Sophomore
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 1330 or approved substitute 3 Freshman
Major Core
AGRI 1131 1 Freshman
AGRI 2303 or AGRI 2317 or AGRI 2389 3 Freshman
AGRI 1319 and AGRI 1119 4 Freshman
Major
AGRI 3381 3 Junior
AGRI 4395 3 Junior
AGRI 3363 3 Junior
AGRI 3383 3 Junior
AGRI 3373 3 Junior
AGRI 3376 3 Junior
AGRI 4120 1 Senior
AGRI 4389 3 Senior
AGRI 4394 3 Senior
AGRI 4370 3 Senior
AGRI 4383 3 Senior
Animal Science Electives3 5  
Minor
BIOL 14112 4 Freshman
BIOL 14132 4 Freshman
CHEM 14112 4 Sophomore
CHEM 14122 4 Sophomore
BIOL 3461 4 Junior
BIOL 3409 4 Junior
BIOL 3364 3 Junior
BIOL 4430 or BIOL 4330 or BIOL 4470 3 Senior
Total Hours 1203  

 

Bachelor of Science, Major in Plant and Soil Sciences

The Plant and Soil Sciences' curriculum provides an educational background to those interested in employment in fields related to production, marketing and/or management of horticultural or agronomic crops; landscape design, installation, and maintenance; and other related businesses. Employment opportunities include, but are not limited to, nursery management, greenhouse plant production, turf management, landscape design and maintenance, floral industry, field crop production or consulting, natural resource conservation programs, chemical and seed production and sales, agricultural extension, and research/teaching.

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Notes
1 CHEM 1406 and CHEM 1407 satisfy the requirement for Component Area III and the degree specific requirement.
2 Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.
Bachelor of Science - Major in Plant and Soil Sciences
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
AGRI 3360 or ENGL 3330 3 Junior
AGRI 4388 or COMS Elective 3 Senior
MATH or STAT Elective 3 Sophomore
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 1330 or approved substitute 3 Sophomore
CHEM 14061 4 Freshman
CHEM 14071 4 Sophomore
Major Core
AGRI 1131 1 Freshman
AGRI 1307 and AGRI 1107 4 Freshman
AGRI 1319 and AGRI 1119 or approved BIOL 4 Freshman
Major
AGRI 2395 3 Freshman
AGRI 3440 4 Junior
AGRI 3395 3 Junior
AGRI 4120 1 Senior
AGRI Electives 3 Sophomore
AGRI Electives (advanced) in Horticulture/Crop Science 13 Junior
AGRI Electives (advanced) in Horticulture/Crop Science 12 Senior
Minor (if required)
Minor 6 Junior
Minor (6 hours advanced) 12 Senior
Total Hours 1202

Agricultural Education

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Teacher Certification

The primary emphasis of the teacher certification program is the preparation of secondary teachers of Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR). Students gain a broad background in the agricultural sciences along with professional preparation courses in agricultural and secondary pedagogy. This comprehensive background prepares students for a wide variety of professional agricultural careers.

The teacher certification option can be chosen with any of the agricultural emphasis majors as shown. Students majoring in interdisciplinary agriculture, agricultural business, animal science, agricultural engineering technology, plant and soil sciences who are seeking AFNR teacher certification should select CISE (secondary education) as their minor.

All students seeking teacher certification must be advised each semester to ensure proper sequencing of classes.

Bachelor of Science, Major in Interdisciplinary Agriculture with Teaching Certification

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Notes
1 AGRI 2399 satisfies the requirement for Component Area IV (Visual/Performing Arts), the degree specific requirement, and the major requirement.
2 CHEM 1406 satisfies the requirement for Component Area III and the degree specific requirement. 
Bachelor of Science - Major in Interdisciplinary Agriculture with Teaching Certification
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 (Core: Area I) 6 Freshman
MATH 1314 or MATH 1332 (Core: Area II) 3 Freshman
HIST 1301 and HIST 1302 (Core: Area VI) 6 Freshman
POLS 2305 and POLS 2306 (Core: Area VII) 6 Sophomore
CHEM 14062 4 Sophomore
MATH or STAT Elective 3 Sophomore
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 1330 or approved substitute 3 Sophomore
Major Core
AGRI 1131 1 Freshman
AGRI 2303 3 Freshman
AGRI 2317 3 Sophomore
AGRI 1307 and AGRI 1107 4 Freshman
AGRI 1319 and AGRI 1119 4 Freshman
Major
AGRI 2389 3 Sophomore
AGRI 23991 3 Freshman
AGRI 3310 3 Junior
AGRI 3320 3 Junior
AGRI 3440 4 Junior
AGRI 3360 3 Junior
AGRI 3373 3 Junior
AGRI 4370 or AGRI 4383 3 Junior
AGRI 3364 or AGRI 2364 or AGRI 3376 or AGRI 4376 or AGRI 4380 3 Junior
AGRI 4360 3 Senior
AGRI 4381 3 Senior
AGED 4388 3 Senior
Minor (if required)
CISE 4374 3 Senior
CISE 3383 or CISE 3384 3 Junior
CISE 4364 3 Senior
CISE 4377 3 Senior
CISE 4578 3 Senior
AGED 4365 3 Senior
AGED 4366 3 Senior
AGED 4380 3 Senior
Total Hours 124

 

Bachelor of Science, Major in Animal Science with Teaching Certification

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Notes
1CHEM 1406 and CHEM 1407 satisfy the requirement for Component Area III and the degree specific requirement.
Bachelor of Science - Major in Animal Science with Teaching Certification
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 (Core: Area I) 6 Freshman
MATH 1304 or MATH 1332 (Core: Area II) 3 Freshman
HIST 1301 and HIST 1302 (Core: Area VI) 6 Freshman
POLS 2305 and POLS 2306 (Core: Area VII) 6 Sophomore
CHEM 14061 4 Freshman
CHEM 14071 4 Sophomore
AGRI 3360 3 Junior
MATH 1369 or STAT 1369 3 Sophomore
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 1330 or approved substitute 3 Sophomore
Major Core
AGRI 1131 1 Freshman
AGRI 2303 3 Freshman
AGRI 2317 3 Freshman
AGRI 1307 and AGRI 1107 4 Freshman
AGRI 1319 and AGRI 1119 4 Freshman
Major
AGRI 2389 3 Sophomore
AGRI 3310 3 Junior
AGRI 3320 3 Junior
AGRI 3440 4 Junior
AGRI 3363 3 Junior
AGRI 3373 3 Junior
AGRI 3376 3 Junior
AGRI 4389 3 Junior
AGRI 4370 or AGRI 4383 3 Junior
AGRI 2364 or AGRI 3364 or AGRI 4360 or AGRI 4376 or AGRI 4380 3 Junior
AGRI 4394 3 Senior
AGRI 4381 3 Senior
AGED 4388 3 Senior
Minor (if required)
CISE 4384 3 Junior
CISE 3383 or SISE 4364 3 Senior
CISE 4364 or CISE 4378 3 Senior
CISE 4377 3 Senior
CISE 4375 3 Senior
AGED 4364 3 Senior
AGED 4365 3 Senior
AGED 4366 3 Senior
AGED 4380 3 Senior
Total Hours 133

 

Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Business with Teaching Certification

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Notes
1 CHEM 1406 satisfies the requirement for Component Area III and the degree specific requirement.
2 MATH 1324 satisfies Component Area II and the degree specific requirement.
Bachelor of Science - Major in Agricultural Business with Teaching Certification
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 (Core: Area I) 6 Freshman
MATH 1324 (Core: Area II) 3 Freshmen
HIST 1301 and HIST 1302 (Core: Area VI) 6 Freshman
POLS 2305 and POLS 2306 (Core: Area VII) 6 Sophomore
CHEM 14061 4 Freshman
STAT 1369 3 Sophomore
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 1330 or approved substitute 3 Sophomore
MATH 13242 3 Freshman
Major Core
AGRI 1131 1 Freshman
AGRI 2303 3 Freshman
AGRI 2317 3 Freshman
AGRI 1307 and AGRI 1107 4 Freshman
AGRI 1319 and AGRI 1119 4 Freshman
Major
AGRI 2385 3 Sophomore
AGRI 2389 3 Sophomore
AGRI 3310 3 Junior
AGRI 3320 3 Junior
AGRI 3440 4 Junior
AGRI 3360 3 Junior
AGRI 3367 3 Junior
AGRI 3373 3 Junior
AGRI 4360 3 Junior
AGRI 4370 or AGRI 4383 3 Senior
AGRI 2364 or AGRI 3364 or AGRI 3376 or AGRI 4376 or AGRI 4380 3 Junior
AGRI 4340 3 Junior
AGRI 4381 3 Senior
AGED 4388 3 Senior
AGRI 4363 3 Senior
Minor (if required)
CISE 3384 3 Junior
CISE 3383 or CISE 4364 3 Junior/Senior
CISE 4374 3 Senior
CISE 4377 3 Senior
CISE 4375 or CISE 4378 3 Senior
AGED 4364 3 Senior
AGED 4365 3 Senior
AGED 4366 3 Senior
AGED 4380 3 Senior
Total Hours 136

 

Bachelor of Science, Major in Plant and Soil Sciences with Teaching Certification

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Science - Major in Plant and Soil Sciences with Teaching Certification
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 (Core: Area I)
MATH 1314 or MATH 1332 (Core: Area II)
HIST 1301 and HIST1302 (Core: Area VI)
POLS 2305 and POLS 2306 (Core: Area VII)
CHEM 14061 4 Freshman
MATH 1369 or STAT 1369 3 Sophomore
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 1330 or approved substitute 3 Sophomore
AGRI 3360 3 Junior
Major Core
AGRI 1131 1 Freshman
AGRI 2303 3 Freshman
AGRI 2317 3 Freshman
AGRI 1307 and AGRI 1107 4 Freshman
AGRI 1319 and AGRI 1119 4 Freshman
Major
AGRI 2389 3 Sophomore
AGRI 2395 3 Sophomore
AGRI 3310 3 Junior
AGRI 3320 3 Junior
AGRI 3440 4 Junior
AGRI 3373 3 Junior
AGRI 3395 3 Junior
AGRI 3398 3 Junior
AGRI 4370 or AGRI 4383 3 Junior
AGRI 2364 or AGRI 3364 or AGRI 3376 or AGRI 4376 or AGRI 4380 3 Junior
AGRI 4360 3 Senior
AGRI 4381 3 Senior
AGRI Plant and Soil Sciences Elective 3 Senior
AGED 4388 3 Senior
Minor (if required)
CISE 4374 3 Senior
CISE 3383 or CISE 3384 3 Junior
CISE 4364 3 Senior
CISE 4377 3 Senior
CISE 4378
CISE 4375 3 Senior
AGED 4364 3 Senior
AGED 4365 3 Senior
AGED 4366 3 Senior
AGED 4380 3 Senior
Total Hours 136
Notes
1 CHEM 1406 satisfies the requirement for Component Area III and the degree specific requirement.

 

Minors within the Agricultural Sciences Program

The minors listed below may be selected to accompany any approved major at Sam Houston State University except Interdisciplinary Agriculture.

  • Agricultural Business A minimum of 18 hours to include AGRI 2317, AGRI 2385, AGRI 2389, and 9 (Advanced) hours of approved Agricultural Business.
  • Agricultural Engineering Technology A minimum of 18 hours to include AGRI 2303 and 15 (Advanced) hours of Agricultural Engineering Technology electives or approved Industrial Technology (IT or ITEC) electives.
  • Animal Science A minimum of 19 hours to include AGRI 1319/AGRI 1119, AGRI 3373, and 12 hours (9 Advanced) of approved Animal Science.
  • Equine Science A minimum of 19 hours to include AGRI 1319/AGRI 1119, AGRI 3364, AGRI 4379, and 9 hours (6 Advanced) of approved Equine Science.
  • Horticulture and Crop Science A minimum of 20 hours to include AGRI 1307/AGRI 1107, AGRI 3440, and 12 hours (3 Advanced) of approved Horticulture and Crop Science.

 

Career and Technology Program
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

Coordinator: Dr. Douglas R. Ullrich, (936) 294-1188

  1. Present evidence of the development of an area of technical specialty with an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences degree from a junior/community college.
    1. Sixty-six semester hours (plus four semester hours of activity physical education) may be transferred from another educational institution. This should include thirty-six hours in-block coursework in an organized technical program.
    2. The specialty title of the Associates of Applied Sciences degree must be posted to the transcript for approval for entry into the BAAS program
    3. Students MUST be advised by the program coordinator to have transcripts reviewed and a declaration of major/minor submitted before full acceptance into the BAAS program is finalized.
  2. Complete a baccalaureate degree plan from residence and transfer credit which contains a minimum of 120 semester credit hours and includes the following:
    1. Forty-two semester hours of advanced level credits (courses taken at the junior-senior level at a senior institution).
    2. A twenty-one hour minor in a field related to the student's technical specialty. All hours in the minor should be at advanced level. If a minor is selected that does not require twenty-one advanced hours the student must take extra advanced electives to reach the required 42 advanced hours.
    3. A nine hour internship is required if some type of field experience was not required within the AAS program. If the minor department does not offer an internship the Career and Technology Program will administer the internship. This is in addition to the twenty-one hour minor.
    4. A total of 42 advanced hours (3000-4000 level classes) must be taken. These hours may come in part from the minor and required internship. Additional elective hours will be required to complete this requirement.
    5. Complete 42 hours in general education, refer to section on core requirements (may include up to 30 hours of core academics from community college courses - see program coordinator for clarification).

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (B.A.A.S.)

 

Hours
Major (A.A.S. degree - in-block courses) 36 hours
Minor (21 advanced hours) 21 hours
General Education Requirements (Core Curriculum) 42 hours
Electives (12 advanced hours) 12 hours
Internship (if required)(CATM 4360 or in minor field) or Additional Advanced Electives 9 hours
Total 120 hours

This degree program is administered by the Department of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Internships or Work-Based Mentorship

An internship or work-based mentorship in career and technology is intended to provide experience-based learning opportunities for students in their respective discipline of study. These internships are limited to students seeking a BAAS degree or with special approval. Students generally seek an internship or work-based mentorship experience at the end of their sophomore or junior year. The course identified for internship or work-based mentorship is CATM 4306 (or minor field internship) and may be arranged through student contact with providers or through departmental faculty, staff announcements or career services postings. All internships or work-based mentorships must receive prior departmental approval. Maximum credit for internship or work-based mentorship is nine (9) credit hours.

Engineering Technology Program

Coordinator: Dr. Faruk Yidiz (936) 294-3774

Faculty: Dale Benke, Keith Coogler, Nedom Muns, Nibert Saltibus, Min Jae Suh, Doug Ullrich, Terry Waugh, Faruk Yildiz

Mission

The mission of the Engineering Technology Program is to provide an educational program designed to provide an educational experience in the areas of management, leadership, and technology for students to prepare to meet industry challenges for the 21st century.

Academic Programs

The program offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Enginerring Technology with programs in the following areas:

  • Construction Management
  • Design and Development
  • Electronics
  • Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Safety Management
  • Engineering Technology (Teaching options are available in Engineering Technology as well as Trade and Industry)

Highlights

The Engineering Technology program offers courses in three different facilities. The Industrial Technology Building, located on Avenue M, provides students with hands-on experiences in drafting, water systems, and electrical and renewable energy as well as metal, wood and concrete construction for residential and commercial structures. The computer-aided drafting lab (32 stations), housed in Room 220 in the Farrington building, provides students with experiences with several design programs. The electricity and electronics courses are offered in the Electronics Laboratory in Room 201 in the Thomason Building.

Career Opportunities

  • Construction Management
  • Electronics Systems Management
  • Industrial Design and Development
  • Industrial Safety Management
  • IEngineering Technology and Trades and Industry Education
  • Sales and Marketing of Industrial Products

Technology students learn to draw upon the principles of management, leadership, physical sciences, technology of industry, and basic engineering for the solution of problems involving industrial products, services, materials and processes, and the supervision and management of facilities and personnel.

Suggested Minors

Suggested Minors Engineering Technology students typically choose minors from program areas within the department (see Minor area), while others will select from the College of Business Administration such as General Business Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. They also choose minors in Agricultural Engineering Technology, Computer Sciences, Criminal Justice, and many others. These are typical minors; however, students should choose a minor that best suits their needs and interests.

Student Organizations

  • Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Student Chapter
  • Construction Association
  • National Association of Home Builders

Internships

The internship program is intended to provide experience-based learning opportunities for students in their respective discipline of study. Students generally seek internship experience at the end of their junior or senior year. The course identified for internship credit in Engineering Technology is ITEC 4391 - Work-Based Mentorship. Internships may be arranged through student contact with providers or through departmental faculty and staff announcements and postings. All internships must receive departmental approval through application prior to the initiation of the internship. Maximum credit for an internship is six (6) credit hours.

Scholarships

  • Anslow Bryant Construction Endowed Scholarship: $1000; one award annually; full-time undergraduate or graduate student at SHSU; major in field of industrial technology with preference for Construction Management major; minimum GPA of 2.50.
  • Dale Benke Scholarship: Amount varies; at least one award annually; major in Industrial Education or Technology; entering freshman having graduate in top 25% of high school class and active in high school Industrial, Technology, Photography, or equivalent club, or returning undergraduate or graduate student having demonstrated academic and leadership success, financial need, and active participation in Industrial, Technology, Photography, or equivalent club/organization; awarded to outstanding Sam Houston students majoring in Technology. Awards are based on student needs, contributions to SHSU, the Technology Program, and participation in technology-related student clubs/organizations.
  • Greater Houston Builders Association Scholarship: $1200; one award annually; undergraduate student in good standing at SHSU; major in Construction Management; demonstrated financial need.
  • McCaffety Electric Company, Inc. Agricultural and Industrial Sciences Endowment Fund Scholarship: At least $1000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student at SHSU; major in field of agricultural or industrial sciences; minimum GPA of 2.0; financial need considered but not a determining factor.
  • Myron A. Balcom Industrial Technology Scholarship: Amount varies; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student in good standing at SHSU; major in Industrial Technology; minimum 3.0 GPA; financial need considered, but not a determining factor.
  • Stephen V. Randel Scholarship:Amount varies; at least one award annually; major in any discipline within the Industrial Technology Program; presently enrolled student with minimum 2.5 GPA or entering freshman; good character.
  • SpawGlass Bearkat Endowed Scholarship: At least $1000; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate student in good standing at SHSU; major in Industrial Technology with emphasis in Construction Management; minimum 2.5 GPA; involvement in extracurricular activities.
  • Thomas J. and Patsy P. Frank Industrial Technology Scholarship Endowment: Amount varies; at least one award annually; full-time undergraduate or graduate student at SHSU; major in field of industrial technology; working towards career in teaching industrial technology; demonstrate financial need; minimum GPA of 3.00.
  • Bradley Kirk Lievsay Memorial Scholarship: $1000; one award annually; major in Industrial Technology; full-time student in good standing; demonstrate financial need; minimum 2.0 GPA.

CONTACT:  Kyle Stutts

Department of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology
PO Box 2088, Huntsville, TX 77341
(936) 294-1219; kjs015@shsu.edu

Program Specific Requirements
For additional information regarding admission requirements, degree programs, description of courses, and financial assistance available, please refer to the appropriate sections of this catalog. Brochures and information concerning the department and scholarships may be obtained by calling (936) 294-1216 or writing: Sam Houston State University, Department of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2088. Website: www.shsu.edu/agricultural-sciences-and-engineering-technology.

Curriculum

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Science, Major in Engineering Technology

Notes
1 MATH 1316 or MATH 1314 or MATH 1420 or MATH 1324 satisfies the requirement for Component Area II and the degree specific requirement.
Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.
Bachelor of Science - Major in Engineering Technology
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
MATH 13161 or MATH 1430 or MATH 2399 3 Freshman
PHYS 1301/PHYS 1101 and PHYS 1302/PHYS 1102 8 Freshman
MATH 1314 or MATH 1420 or MATH 13241 3 Sophomore
AGRI 3360 or ENGL 3330 3 Junior
Major Core
ITEC 1100 or AGRI 1131 1 Freshman
ITEC 1340 3 Freshman
ITEC 1361 or ITEC 1390 3 Freshman
ITEC 1371 3 Sophomore
Major
ITEC 1363 3 Sophomore
ITEC 2320 3 Sophomore
ITEC 3374 3 Junior
ITEC 4382 3 Junior
ITEC or Approved AET Advanced Electives 12 Junior or Senior
ITEC 4384 3 Senior
INED 4310 3 Senior
Minor (if required)
Minor 9 Junior
Minor (6 hours advanced) 9 Senior
Total Hours 120

 

Bachelor of Science, Major in Engineering Technology with Teaching Certification

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Notes
1 MATH 1316 or MATH 1314 or MATH 1420 or MATH 1324 satisfies the requirement for Component Area II and the degree specific requirement.
Bachelor of Science - Major in Engineering Technology with Teaching Certification
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
MATH 13161 or MATH 1430 or MATH 2399 3 Freshman
PHYS 1301/PHYS 1101 and PHYS 1302/PHYS 1102 8 Freshman
MATH 1314 or MATH 1420 or MATH 13241 3 Sophomore
COMS 3384 or AGRI 3360 3 Junior
Major Core
ITEC 1100 1 Freshman
ITEC 1340 3 Freshman
ITEC 1361 or ITEC 1390 3 Freshman
ITEC 1363 3 Sophomore
ITEC 1371 3 Sophomore
Major
ITEC 1363 3
ITEC 2320 3 Sophomore
ITEC 3374 3 Junior
ITEC 4340 3 Junior
ITEC 4382 3 Junior
IT or Approved IE Advanced Electives
ITEC 4384 3 Junior
INED 4310 3 Senior
IT or Approved IE Advanced Electives
INED 4364 3 Senior
INED 4391 3 Senior
Minor (if required)
READ 4320 3 Junior
CISE 3374 3 Junior
CISE 3383 3 Junior
CISE 4364 3 Junior
CISE 4394 3 Junior
CISE 4380 3 Senior
CISE 4396 3 Senior
CISE 4397 3 Senior
Total Hours 129

For certification purposes the minor is considered to be Secondary Education. No other minor is required, but if an additional teaching field is desired, the student must meet the requirements of that teaching field. For the degree of Bachelor of Science and a teaching certificate with an integrated teaching field in technology, the student must complete a minimum of 48 semester hours in Industrial Technology and 21 semester hours in Secondary Education. The courses listed above are required of all students who are majoring in Industrial Technology and seeking a teaching certificate. The student should be advised by the Industrial Sciences and Technology teacher educator. Contact the advisor at (936) 294-1216, or seek advisement for Industrial Sciences at the SAM Center.

Bachelor of Science, Major in Construction Management

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Notes
1 MATH 1316 or MATH 1314 or MATH 1420 or MATH 1324 satisfies the requirement for Component Area II and the degree specific requirement.
Bachelor of Science - Major in Construction Management
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
MATH 13161 or MATH 1430 or MATH 2399 3 Freshman
PHYS 1301/PHYS 1101 and PHYS 1302/PHYS 1102 8 Freshman
MATH 1314 or MATH 1420 or MATH 13241 3 Sophomore
Major Core
ITEC 1100 or AGRI 1131 1 Freshman
ITEC 1340 3 Freshman
ITEC 1361 or ITEC 1390 3 Freshman
ITEC 1371 3 Freshman
Major
ITEC 1363 3 Sophomore
ITEC 2363 3 Sophomore
ITEC 3368 3 Junior
ITEC 3371 3 Junior
ITEC 3300 3
ITEC 4368 3 Junior
ITEC 4370 3 Junior
ITEC 4330 3 Senior
ITEC 4382 3 Senior
ITEC 4384 or INED 4310 3 Senior
ITEC 4391 (6 hours internship) 6 Senior
Minor (if required)
Minor 9 Junior
Minor (6 hours advanced) 9 Senior
Total Hours 120

Bachelor of Science, Major in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology

Notes
1 MATH 1420 satisfies the requirement for Component Area II and the degree specific requirements
2 PHYS 1301/PHYS 1101 and PHYS 1302/PHYS 1102 satisfy the requirement for Component Area III and the degree specific requirements
Bachelor of Science - Major in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Degree Specific Requirements
MATH 1420 (Core) 4 Freshman
MATH 2395 OR MATH 1316 3 Sophomore
MATH 3379 OR AGRI 3360 OR ENGL 3330 OR 3 Junior
PHYS 1301/PHYS 1101, PHYS 1302/PHYS 11022 8 Sophomore
Select 8 hours from BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS OR GEOG 1401 8 Junior
Major Core
COSC 1436 4 Freshman
COSC 1437 4 Freshman
ITEC 1340 3 Freshman
ITEC 1361 3 Freshman
ITEC 1131 or AGRI 1131 1 Freshman
Major
ITEC 2320 3 Sophomore
ITEC 2350 3 Junior
ITEC 3373 3 Junior
ITEC 4339 3 Senior
ITEC 4340 3 Senior
ITEC 4369 3 Senior
ITEC 4373 3 Senior
ITEC 4388 3 Senior
ITEC 4390 3 Senior
ITEC 4391 (Internship) 4 Senior
COSC 2327 3 Sophomore
COSC 2329 3 Junior
COSC 3321 3 Junior
COSC 3327 3 Junior
COSC 4326 3 Senior
COSC 4349 3 Senior
Total Hours 121

Bachelor of Science, Major in Design and Development

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Notes
1 MATH 1316 or MATH 1314 or MATH 1420 or MATH 1324 satisfies the requirement for Component Area II and the degree specific requirement.
Bachelor of Science - Major in Design and Development
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6 1st year
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 8 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government) 6 1st or 2nd year
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3 1st or 2nd year
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 4 1st or 2nd year
Degree Specific Requirements
MATH 13161 or MATH 1430 or MATH 2399 3 Freshman
PHYS 1301/PHYS 1101 and PHYS 1302/PHYS 1102 8 Freshman
MATH 1314 or MATH 1420 or MATH 1324 3 Sophomore
AGRI 3360 or ENGL 3330 3 Junior
Major Core
ITEC 1100 or AGRI 1131 1 Freshman
ITEC 1340 3 Freshman
ITEC 1361 or ITEC 1390 3 Sophomore
ITEC 1371 3 Sophomore
Major
ITEC 2363 3 Sophomore
ITEC 3374 3 Junior
ITEC 4330 3 Junior
ITEC 4339 3 Junior
ITEC 4340 3 Junior
ITEC 4367 3 Junior
ITEC 4368 3 Junior
ITEC 4380 3 Senior
ITEC 4384 3 Senior
ITEC 4388 3 Senior
ITEC 4310 6 Senior
IT Advanced Electives 6 Senior
Minor (if required)
Minor 9 Junior
Minor (6 hours advanced) 9 Senior
Total Hours 123

 

Minoring within the Engineering Technology Program

The minors listed below may be selected to accompany any approved major at Sam Houston State University except General Engineering Technology.

  1. Design and Development
    ITEC 1361, ITEC 1371, ITEC 4339, ITEC 4367, ITEC 4388, and 6 hours from ITEC 2363, ITEC 3371, ITEC 3372, ITEC 3379
  2. Construction Management
    ITEC 1361, ITEC 1363, ITEC 1371, ITEC 2363, ITEC 3368, ITEC 3370, and ITEC 4368
  3. Electronics
    ITEC 1340, ITEC 2320, ITEC 2350, ITEC 3373, ITEC 4373, and 6 hours Advanced Electronics
  4. Agricultural Engineering Technology
    AGRI 2303 and 15 (Advanced) hours of Agricultural Engineering Technology or approved ITEC electives
  5. Interior Design
    ITEC 1361, ITEC 1371, ITEC 2363, ITEC 3368, ITEC 3372, ITEC 4368, ITEC 4370
  6. Industrial Safety Management
    ITEC 3300, ITEC 3374, ITEC 4368, ITEC 4372, ITEC 4380, ITEC 4382, and ITEC 4384
  7. Trades and Industry Certification
    INED 4300, INED 4310, INED 4379, INED 4382, INED 4391

 


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