Agricultural Science - BS
The Agricultural Science curriculum includes a combination of courses in scientific agriculture and professional education that will meet requirements for employment and advanced study in careers emphasizing formal and informal programs of education. This degree plan will prepare a student to successfully work toward teacher certification, resulting in the ability to teach Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) classes in a secondary school setting. A student following this curriculum must meet the requirements of admission to the teacher education program as determined by the State of Texas. Enrollment in this program requires a passing score on the TExES AFNR content exam and a full semester performing an off-campus professional teaching internship in a secondary classroom in order to graduate. After successful completion of the professional teaching semester, a student may be eligible to enter public schools as a teacher of AFNR certified by the Texas Education Agency.
In addition to teaching in a secondary agriculture program, career options may include working as an agricultural extension agent, working for a marketing agency or agricultural supply company, or working in other industries related to agricultural education.
A student majoring in agricultural science will be counseled by an advisor to ensure that the program developed with the student will satisfy his or her unique interests, needs and professional aspirations, as well as requirements for teacher certification. The degree requires the completion of 120 semester credit hours. Course selection allows a student to place emphasis on a particular field of agriculture or to prepare broadly in agricultural studies.
For more information on this major, visit our AGSC website.