COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

& HUMAN SCIENCES*

Dr. Don Knotts, Dean

Agriculture Building, Room 101

(254) 968-9227

 

The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences includes the Department of Human Sciences (formerly Home Economics) and three agriculture-related departments: the Department of Agribusiness, Agronomy, Horticulture, and Range Management, the Department of Agricultural Services and Development, and the Department of Animal Sciences.

Historically, Tarleton has been strong in the discipline of agriculture since its establishment in 1899. Known for most of the first half of this century as John Tarleton Agricultural College, Tarleton’s agricultural enrollment has exceeded 1,000 majors since 1991. With 14 Texas universities offering baccalaureate degrees in agriculture, Tarleton’s large program is third in number of student majors and fourth nationally among non-land-grant universities. Tarleton’s agricultural graduates have a reputation for high performance and for contributions to their professions in agriculture and agribusiness. Many have continued their education and attained graduate and professional degrees at leading universities nationwide.

The degree majors within the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture programs include strong programs in Animal Production, Animal Science, Animal Industries, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Farm and Ranch Management, Horticulture and Landscape Management, and Agronomy and Range Management. The Agricultural Services and Development program, which includes the traditional teacher certification program (Agricultural Education), has received state and national recognition by routinely leading the state of Texas and the nation in numbers of graduates certified to teach. It remains first in the nation today. The program also includes options in International Agriculture, Agricultural Extension/Industry, and General Agriculture that provide strong student internship opportunities. The Department of Animal Sciences also offers a pre-veterinary medicine program.

The Tarleton Agricultural Center, supporting the instructional programs in agriculture, is located on 2,000 acres of University land and includes a 150-cow dairy; beef cattle center and ranch with 70 cows and feedlot calves; 56-sow confinement swine operation; 400-bird poultry operation; horse center with arena, stallion barn, and laboratory; horticulture center with two greenhouses, frame house, and laboratory-classroom; and a meats laboratory complete from abattoir to retail processing and sales. Jointly located with the regional Texas A&M University Research and Extension Center, the Tarleton Agricultural Center provides excellent employment experiences for Tarleton undergraduate agriculture majors as well as research opportunities for those seeking the master of science degree in agriculture.

* The name and organizational structure for the College of Agriculture and Technology are subject to approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Tarleton emphasizes quality teaching in all of the agricultural degree programs. Agricultural faculty include 25 full-time faculty, 19 with doctoral degrees from leading universities across the nation. Several Texas A&M University System professionals serve as adjunct or graduate faculty.

The Department of Human Sciences provides courses in the areas of dietetics, child and family studies, foods and nutrition, clothing and textiles, housing and design, and consumer economics and resource management. Tarleton presently offers a degree in general Human Sciences with specialty options in teacher certification, child and family studies, extension, fashion merchandising, and dietetics. With over 100 majors, the department also provides course work for approximately 1,000 students a year, most of whom are in education, physical health and training, nursing, and pre-allied health programs. The Department of Human Sciences maintains and manages a Child Development Laboratory School, which provides quality educational programs for children ages 3 to 5 years. The department is currently experiencing an increase in students from other departments and colleges selecting Human Sciences courses for electives and from interdisciplinary programs with the College of Business Administration.

 

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS IN AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN SCIENCES

Tarleton State University offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Agribusiness, Agronomy, Horticulture, and Range Management; the Department of Agricultural Services and Development, and the Department of Animal Sciences. Undergraduate programs are offered in the Department of Human Sciences. More detailed information is given regarding the departments, degree options, typical curricula, and course descriptions in following sections of the catalog. The departments are interdependent and utilize common resources in developing and offering specialized programs appealing to a broad array of student interests.

Department of Agribusiness, Agronomy,

Horticulture, and Range Management

  1. Bachelor of Science - Agriculture

  1. Agribusiness
  2. Agricultural Economics
  3. Farm and Ranch Management
  4. Horticulture and Landscape Management
  5. Agronomy and Range Management

  1. Master of Science - Agriculture (thesis and non-thesis tracks)

Department of Agricultural Services and Development

  1. Bachelor of Science - Agricultural Services and Development (previously Agricultural Education)

  1. Agricultural Science with Teacher Certification
  2. Ornamental Horticulture with Teacher Certification
  3. Agricultural Extension and Industry
  4. International Agricultural Services

  1. Bachelor of Science - Agriculture - General Agriculture
  2. Master of Science - Agricultural Education (thesis and non-thesis tracks)

Department of Animal Sciences

  1. Bachelor of Science - Agriculture

  1. Animal Science
  2. Animal Production
  3. Animal Industries

  1. Pre-veterinary Medicine Program
  2. Master of Science - Agriculture (thesis and non-thesis tracks)

Department of Human Sciences

I. Bachelor of Science - Human Sciences

a. Teacher Certification

b. General/Extension

c. Fashion Merchandising

d. Child and Family Studies

II. Bachelor of Science - Dietetics

 

Department of Agribusiness, Agronomy,

Horticulture, & Range Management

Dr. Ashley C. Lovell, Head

Agriculture Building, Room 201

(254) 968-9221

e-mail: aahrm@tarleton.edu

Professors: Ewell, Gilman, Lovell, Wade

Associate Professors: Rosiere, Wittie

Assistant Professor: Rhykerd

Instructor: Fox, Kenworthy

The Department of Agribusiness, Agronomy, Horticulture, and Range Management currently offers five Bachelor of Science degrees. Through the faculty-student advisement process, a course of study is developed to allow the student to pursue his/her interest and potential while preparing the student for a long-term, productive career in production agriculture and/or agribusiness. Though not a requirement for all career goals, a background that includes agricultural experiences either through employment or high school-related activities is valuable and may be supplemented through college work experiences, internships, cooperative education, and mentorships. All of the career tracks within the Department are strongly science/discipline-based with the goal of providing the graduate with an academic background necessary to compete in the current employment market and to be a long-term contributor to the profession of agriculture.

The Department of Agribusiness, Agronomy, Horticulture, and Range Management Bachelor of Science degrees include:

I. Agribusiness

This degree offers the study of the role of business decision-making involving the financing, production, and marketing of food and fiber products and services. Domestic and international perspectives of this role are provided. Opportunities for industry career positions include food-processing management, market analysis, financial analysis, loan servicing, market research, marketing management, personnel management, and Agricultural Extension Service.

II. Agricultural Economics

This degree stresses quantitative, statistical, and analytical decision-making processes of production, marketing, processing, distribution, and retailing of agricultural products. Common employment areas include the manufacturing and processing industries, financial institutions, state and federal governmental agencies, commodity groups, and farm management firms. Many students choose this option if they wish to pursue graduate studies in agricultural economics areas other than agribusiness management.

 

III. Agronomy and Range Management

This degree includes emphases in plant and soil science and range management. The degree is strongly science based and allows the student to explore the world of soil management and conservation related to the production of food, fiber, and livestock. The degree allows for specialization in either agronomy or range management. Students earning the degree may choose a career within the agricultural products and service industry, consulting, private or public lands management or environmental restoration, or to pursue a graduate degree.

IV. Farm and Ranch Management

This degree prepares graduates for the economic and financial management of production-related farm and ranch businesses. Employers include commercial banks, farmers’ organizations, state and federal governmental agencies, Agricultural Extension Service, agricultural supply outlets, agricultural consultants, agricultural insurance companies, and private or public landholders.

V. Horticulture and Landscape Management

This degree includes the three support areas of science, business, and golf course management, allowing the student to select courses that are necessary for a successful and rewarding career. Many employment opportunities are available in nursery and greenhouse management, landscape design, contracting, and maintenance, agricultural extension, park management, and golf course management.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN AGRIBUSINESS1

University Core Curriculum2 .. .....................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 ..............................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 ............................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher ......................................................................................3

Lab sciences3 from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS................................... 8

Visual & performing arts f rom ART, F A, MUSC, THEA ......................3

Humanities: Literature course in English................................................... 3

Social & behavioral sciences .....................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023 ...............................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023 ..............................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from................................................................................... (6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 .......................................................................................3

1 Student may choose to complete a minor or second major or to develop an emphasis (e.g., in agricultural marketing, environmental policy, agricultural extension/government service, or international agribusiness).

2 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

3 CHEM 1034 and BIOL 1204 are strongly recommended.

Courses Required for BS in Agribusiness4

A EC 1052, 2123, 3123, 3143, 3173, 3333 .....................................................8

A EC 4013, 4063, 4333....................................................................................... 9

A EC 4213 or ECO 4013 ....................................................................................3

A EC 4303 or FIN 3013....................................................................................... 3

ECO 2013,5 2023, 3023 ......................................................................................9

G B 4323 .................................................................................................................3

advanced business electives ........................................................................6

ACC 2033, 2043 ....................................................................................................6

ENGL 2303 ............................................................................................................3

AGRN 1053 ...........................................................................................................3

ANSC 1073 or HORT 2003................................................................................3

MATH 1113.............................................................................................................3

AS&D 3011, 3023, AGRI 1011, 4851 ...............................................................6

agricultural electives............................................................................................9

4 Course descriptions of A EC courses.

5 Students who count ECO 2013 as a social & behavioral science may substitute an advanced business elective.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS1

University Core Curriculum2................................................................. Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 .......................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 ......................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher ................................................................................................3

Lab sciences3 from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS .............................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA .................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English..............................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences ..............................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023 .........................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023.........................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from .......................................................................................... ..(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 ................................................................................................3

1 Student may choose to complete a minor or second major or to develop an emphasis (e.g., in agricultural marketing, environmental policy, agricultural extension/government service, or international agribusiness).

2 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

3 CHEM 1034 and BIOL 1204 are strongly recommended.

Courses Required for BS in Agricultural Economics

A EC 1053, 2123, 3123, 3143, 3173, 33334..............................................................18

A EC 4013, 4213, 4103 or 4333 ....................................................................................9

A EC 4063 or 4303 or FIN 3013 ...................................................................................3

ECO 2013,5 2023, 3013, 3023 .....................................................................................12

ACC 2033, 2043................................................................................................................. 6

MKTG 3143 .........................................................................................................................3

PHIL 20136...........................................................................................................................3

ENGL 2303...........................................................................................................................3

AGRN 1053..........................................................................................................................3

ANSC 1073 or HORT 2003.............................................................................................3

MATH 1113 .........................................................................................................................3

AS&D 3011, AGRI 1011, 4851........................................................................................3

non A EC agriculture electives......................................................................................6

advanced electives .........................................................................................................9

Course descriptions for A EC

Students who count ECO 2013 as a social & behavioral science may substitute an agriculture elective.

Students who count PHIL 2013 as a social & behavioral science may substitute an advanced elective.

 

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN FARM AND RANCH MANAGEMENT1

University Core Curriculum2 ....................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 ...................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 ..................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher ...........................................................................................3

Lab sciences3 from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS.........................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA.............................3

Humanities: Literature course in English.........................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences...........................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023.....................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023...................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from........................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013.......................................................................................... 3

1 Student may choose to complete a minor or second major or to develop an emphasis (e.g., in agricultural marketing, environmental policy, agricultural extension/government service, or international agribusiness).

2 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

3 CHEM 1034 or higher required to meet prerequisite requirements in this program.

 

Courses Required for BS in Farm and Ranch Management

ENGL 2303 or COMS 2000 elective ................................................................3

MATH 1113 .............................................................................................................3

ECO 2013,4 2023, 3023, 3013 or 3033 ............................................................12

AGRN 1053, 3014, 3094 .....................................................................................11

HORT 2003 OR ANSC 1073; ANSC 3094 .....................................................7

AGRI 1011, AGRI 4851, AS&D 3011 ................................................................3

ACC 2033, 2043 ......................................................................................................6

G B 4323; 4053 or 4333 .........................................................................................6

advanced agriculture elective ..........................................................................3

A EC 1053, 2123, 3123, 3143, 3173, 3333 .......................................................18

A EC 4013, 4063, 4103, 4303 ..............................................................................12

4 Students who count ECO 2013 or A EC 1053 as a social & behavioral science may substitute an advanced agricultural elective.

 

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN AGRONOMY AND RANGE MANAGEMENT

University Core Curriculum1.............................................................. Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 ..................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 ................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher .........................................................................................3

Lab sciences2 from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS...................................... 8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA.......................... 3

Humanities: Literature course in English ......................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences .........................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023....................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023 ..................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from........................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 .........................................................................................3

Courses Required for BS in Agronomy and Range Management

AGRI 1011, 4851 ....................................................................................................2

AS&D 3011 ..............................................................................................................1

electives ..................................................................................................................6

ENGL 2303 ..............................................................................................................3

AGRN 1053, 3014, 3094 .....................................................................................11

BIOL 1204, 3154; 3204 or 3364 .........................................................................12

CHEM 2014 or 3074 .............................................................................................4

ANSC 1073, ENTO 2013 ....................................................................................6

BIOL or GEOL elective .......................................................................................4

BIOL 2034 or ANSC 3094 ...................................................................................4

AGRN 4204 or R&RM supporting ..................................................................3-4

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

2 CHEM 1054 and 1084 are required as prerequisites for CHEM 2014 or 3074

Additional Required Courses

For Support Area in Agronomy

from AGRN 3103, 3203, 4103, 4113, 4133, 4204,

4303, 4603, 4846, or 4861................................................................................... 27

For Support Area in Range Management

from R&RM 2213, 3003, 3013, 3023, 3103, 3153,

3203, 4123, 4163, 4503, 4603, 4846, or 4861 .................................................27

3 AGRN course descriptions and R&RM course descriptions.

 

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT

University Core Curriculum1 ..............................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 ................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 ..............................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher .......................................................................................3

Lab sciences2 from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS ....................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA ........................3

Humanities: Literature course in English ....................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences ......................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023 ................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from.....................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013........................................................................................3

Courses Required for BS in Horticulture and Landscape Management

I T 1053 or 4053; ENTO 2013, 4053; AGRI 1011, 4851;

AS&D 3011; AGRN 3014; ENGL 2303 or COMS elective ......................19

HORT 2003, 3003, 3013, 3903, 4013, 4203, 4403, 4703, 40333 ..............27

Additional Required Courses

For Support Area in Golf Course Management

A EC 1053, SPAN 1033, BIOL 3204, 4014, A EC 4303

MGMT 3013, AGRN 4204, ACC 2033 ...........................................................27

HORT 4956, 3803, 4803 ....................................................................................12

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

2 Golf Course Management and Business support areas require CHEM 1034 or 1054. Science support area requires CHEM 1054. All support areas require BIOL 1204.

3 HORT course descriptions.

For Support Area in Business

A EC 1053 or G B 1033 ........................................................................................3

business or advanced A EC elective ............................................................3

AGRN or R&RM elective ...................................................................................3

advanced A EC electives........................................................................ 6

elective ...........................................................................................................3

business electives ......................................................................................6

HORT 3203, 4503, 4846 ...........................................................................12

For Support Area in Science

CHEM 1084, 2014 ..................................................................................................8

AGRN 3094 .............................................................................................................4

AGRN or R&RM elective ..................................................................................3-4

elective ......................................................................................................................4

science elective 4 HORT 3203, 4503, 4846 ...................................................12

 

Department of Agricultural Services

& Development

Dr. David Drueckhammer, Head

Agriculture Building, Room 105

(254) 968-9200

Professors: Drueckhammer, Knotts

Associate Professors: Ford, S. Johnson

Assistant Professor: J. Johnson

Instructor: Partain, Priddy

The Department of Agricultural Services and Development (Agricultural Education) was created with the flexibility to design career programs for students. Included are programs to certify one to teach agricultural science, qualify for government agricultural jobs (including agricultural extension), and prepare as a professional in agriculture sales and service or in the production of agricultural products. Students who have had agricultural science, FFA, 4-H, or science courses in high school have excellent backgrounds for the programs. Internships are a part of most options.

The Department of Agricultural Services and Development is responsible for administering the Bachelor of Science Degree with the following degree programs and support areas:

I. Agricultural Services and Development

A. Agricultural Science with Teacher Certification

B. Ornamental Horticulture with Teacher Certification

C. Agricultural Extension/Industry

II. Agricultural Services and Development - International Agricultural Services

III. General Agriculture

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN AGRICULTURAL SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT

University Core Curriculum1 ...............................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 .....................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 ....................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher .............................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS2 ..........................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA ..............................3

Humanities: Literature course in English ..........................................................3

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

2 BIOL 1204 and CHEM 1014 or 1054 recommended.

 

Social & behavioral sciences ...........................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023......................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023 ....................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from .........................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013.............................................................................................3

Courses Required for BS in Agricultural Services and Development

AGRI 1011, AGRN 1053, 3014 ..............................................................................8

A EC 1053,3 A EN 2013 ..........................................................................................6

HORT 2003 ................................................................................................................3

AS&D 3023, 4103, 4851, elective4 ......................................................................10

ENGL 2303 ..................................................................................................................3

Additional Courses Required for Support Areas

For Agricultural Science with Teacher Certification

ANSC 1073, 3023, 4033, 4103 or 3133.................................................................12

A EN 2213, 2303, 3253 ..............................................................................................9

HORT 3603 ..................................................................................................................3

A EC 3143 .....................................................................................................................3

HORT or AGRN advanced elective ...................................................................3

AS&D 4063, 4016, 4203, 4503 ................................................................................15

PSY 3033, RDG 3513, EDU 3303, 3353 ..............................................................12

CIS 1033 ........................................................................................................................3

For Ornamental Horticulture with Teacher Certification

ENTO 2013 ...................................................................................................................3

HORT 3003, 3203, 3903, 3013, 4013, 4403, 45034..............................................21

AGRN 3094 ....................................................................................................................4

AS&D 4016, 4203, 4063 ...............................................................................................12

PSY 3033, RDG 3513 .....................................................................................................6

EDU 3303, 3353 ...............................................................................................................6

CIS 1033 .............................................................................................................................3

For Agricultural Extension/Industry

ANSC 1073, 4033 ............................................................................................................6

A EN 2213 or 2303 and advanced A EN elective ................................................6

A EC 3143 and 4013 or 4063 or 4103 or 4303 .........................................................6

from ANSC 1093, 2013, 2023, 3023, 3213, W S 2213 ............................................3

advanced AGRN or HORT or R&RM ......................................................................3

advanced agriculture electives in one discipline .................................................6

AS&D 2113, 3011, 4053, 4303, 4503, 48465 .............................................................19

electives .............................................................................................................................12

3 If A EC 1053 is counted as a social & behavioral science, this can be a free elective.

4 AS&D course descriptions; HORT course descriptions.

5 A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and approval of department head are required to be admitted to the internship. Beginning with the Fall 2002 semester, a minimum overall GPA of 2.6, a grade of C or higher in all agriculture and language courses, and approval of the department head are required to be admitted to the internship.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN AGRICULTURAL SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT

INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SERVICES

University Core Curriculum1 ..........................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123............................................................................................................... 6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 ..............................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher .......................................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS(2)....................................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA ........................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English ....................................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences .......................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023 .................................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023 ................................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from......................................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 .......................................................................................................3

Courses Required for BS in AS&D - International Agricultural Services

ENGL 2303 or SPAN 3043 ...............................................................................................3

SPAN 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023, 3013 ..............................................................................17

MKTG 3143, 4543 ...............................................................................................................6

G B 4443 ................................................................................................................................3

SOC 3033 ..............................................................................................................................3

from HIST 3323, 3333, 4243, 4263 .................................................................................3

AGRI 1011, ANSC 1073, A EC 4013............................................................................. 7

AGRN 1053 and 3014 or 3094 .......................................................................................7

AS&D 2113, 3011, 3023, 4103, 4303, 4553, 4846,

4851, AS&D elective(3) ......................................................................................................26

agricultural electives ........................................................................................................9

A EC 10534 ..........................................................................................................................3

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

2 BIOL 1204 or 1214 and CHEM 1014 or 1054 recommended.

3 AS&D course descriptions.

4 If A EC 1053 is used as a social & behavioral science, this can be an agricultural elective.

 

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN GENERAL AGRICULTURE

University Core Curriculum1 .......................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 ............................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 ...........................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher ....................................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS ...................................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA ....................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English ................................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences ...................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023 .............................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023 ............................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from .................................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 ....................................................................................................3

Courses Required for BS in General Agriculture

BIOL or CHEM ..................................................................................................................4

ENGL 2303 .........................................................................................................................3

advanced elective 6

AGRI 1011, HORT 2003, ENTO 2013 ........................................................................7

ANSC 1073, 3094, 4033 and 2013 or 2023 or 3213 or 3023 ................................13

AGRN 1053, 3014, 3094 ................................................................................................11

A EN, 6 hours advanced ..............................................................................................12

A EC 3143 and 6 hours advanced A EC ..................................................................9

A EC 2123 or AS&D 2113 ..............................................................................................3

advanced AGRN, HORT or R&RM ..........................................................................6

advanced ANSC or W S ...............................................................................................3

AS&D 3011, 3023, 4851, elective ................................................................................8

A EC 10532

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

2 If A EC 1053 is counted as a social and behavioral science, this can be a free elective.

 

Department of Animal Sciences

Dr. David Snyder, Head

Agriculture Building, Room 116

(254) 968-9222

Professors: Brown, Cadle, Snyder

Assistant Professors: Hines, Westbrook

 

The Department of Animal Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science degree in three different degree programs: Animal Science, Animal Production, and Animal Industries. In addition, the Department of Animal Sciences offers a Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program. The particular emphasis within each option provides appropriate training according to the career interests of individual students. All students complete a similar core curriculum, required by State and University regulations.

Historically, Tarleton has been known for its practical, hands-on approach to agricultural instruction. To allow for as much student exposure to real-life experiences as possible in an academic program, farm and ranch operations involving almost 2,000 acres of land and eight major teaching centers are utilized as agricultural laboratories. In addition to the animal facilities, several classrooms, indoor laboratories, two indoor-teaching pavilions, and an indoor equine arena are utilized in providing students with valuable "how-to-do" experiences.

I. Animal Science

This degree program provides a strong foundation in the scientific aspects (the "whys" and "hows") of animal production, nutrition, reproduction, anatomy, and physiology. Supporting course work in chemistry, biology, and math provides students with background necessary to an understanding of the complex physiological and biological phenomena that explain why and how animals function and perform.

II. Animal Production

This degree program stresses the practical "how-to" aspects of commercial livestock production with somewhat less emphasis on the "whys" and "hows" of animal physiology and biochemistry. Animal Production is especially designed for students who expect and desire a career in the commercial production, marketing and/or promotion phases of a livestock industry.

III. Animal Industries

The Animal Industries degree program offers students the combination of a strong foundation in animal science courses and basic business courses needed by graduates entering commercial and business enterprises related to animal agriculture.

 

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program

Students desiring to pursue a veterinary medicine career can complete, at Tarleton, all necessary prerequisites for application to the professional Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program at Texas A&M University. Acceptance into the DVM program is quite competitive, and pre-vet students are encouraged to work closely with their academic advisor in planning their individual programs of study.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN ANIMAL SCIENCE

University Core Curriculum1 ......................................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123.........................................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 .......................................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher 3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS ...............................................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA................................................. 3

Humanities: Literature course in English .............................................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences ...............................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023 .........................................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023 ........................................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from .............................................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 ...............................................................................................................3

Courses Required for BS in Animal Science

AGRI 1011, AGRN 1053, A EC 10532....................................................................................7

CHEM 1054,2 1084, 2014 .........................................................................................................12

BIOL 1204, 2034 ...........................................................................................................................8

ENGL 2303 ....................................................................................................................................3

CIS elective ...................................................................................................................................3

AGRN 3094 or BIOL 3034, AGRN 3014 ................................................................................8

advanced AGRN, R&RM, A EC, or AS&D ..........................................................................3

advanced BIOL or CHEM .........................................................................................................3

advised electives ........................................................................................................................6

ANSC 10733 ..................................................................................................................................3

from ANSC 1093, 1202, 2003, 2013, 2023, 2052, 2133,

D S 2023, 2053, W S 2013, 2213, ENTO 2013 9

ANSC 3083, 3094, 3193, 3213, 4851 ......................................................................................14

advanced ANSC, D S, or W S electives .............................................................................15

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

2 May satisfy core curriculum requirements.

3 ANSC course descriptions.

 

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN ANIMAL PRODUCTION

University Core Curriculum1 .....................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 ......................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 ....................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher .............................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS ............................................8

Visual & performing arts: from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA .............................3

Humanities: Literature course in English ..........................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences: ...........................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023 ......................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023 .....................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from ..........................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 ............................................................................................3

Courses Required for BS in Animal Production

AGRI 1011, AGRN 1053, A EC 10532.................................................................7

CHEM 1054,2 1084 ..................................................................................................8

BIOL 1204,2 2034 .....................................................................................................8

ENGL 2303 ................................................................................................................4

CIS elective ..............................................................................................................3

advised electives ..................................................................................................6

AGRN 3094 or BIOL 3034 ....................................................................................4

advanced AGRN, R&RM, or AS&D ................................................................3

advanced A EC ......................................................................................................3

ANSC 1073 ...............................................................................................................3

from ANSC 1093, 1202, 2003, 2013, 2023, 2052, 2133,

D S 2023, 2053,W S 2013, 2213, ENTO 20133 9

ANSC 3083, 3094, 3213, 4851 11

advanced ANSC, D S, or W S electives........................................................ 25

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN ANIMAL INDUSTRIES

University Core Curriculum1 ..................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 .......................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 ......................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher ...............................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS ...............................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA ................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English.............................................................3

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

2 May satisfy core curriculum requirements.

3 ANSC course descriptions.

Social & behavioral sciences ................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023..........................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023.........................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from..............................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 ................................................................................................3

Courses Required for BS in Animal Industries

AGRI 1011, AGRN 1053, A EC 10532 ....................................................................7

CHEM 1054,2 1084 ......................................................................................................8

BIOL 1204,2 2034 .........................................................................................................8

ENGL 2303 3

ECO 2013,2 2023 .........................................................................................................6

ACC 2033 ........................................................................................................................3

CIS elective ....................................................................................................................3

AGRN 3094 or BIOL 3034 ..........................................................................................4

advanced AGRN, R&RM, or AS&D .......................................................................3

advanced A EC, ECO, MKTG, G B, FIN, ACC, MGMT, ADMS, or CIS .......15

ANSC 10733 ...................................................................................................................3

from ANSC 1093, 1202, 2003, 2013, 2023, 2052, 2133,

D S 2023, 2053, W S 2013, 2213, ENTO 2013 ......................................................9

ANSC 3083, 3094, 3213, 4851 ..................................................................................11

advanced ANSC. D S, or W S electives .............................................................12

2 May satisfy core curriculum requirements.

3 ANSC course descriptions.

 

PRE-VETERINARY MEDICINE PROGRAM

(Suggestions for Application for Admission

to College of Veterinary Medicine Texas A&M University)1

A. Typical Curriculum

AGRI 1011, ENTO 2013 ............................................................................................4

BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034, 4743 ....................................................................................15

CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014 ............................................................................................12

ENGL 1113, 1123, 2303; 2023 or 2203 ..................................................................12

MATH 1073, 1093, 1204 or 3503 ...........................................................................9-10

HIST 2013, 2023 ...........................................................................................................6

CIS 1033 or 1043.......................................................................................................... 3

AGRN 3094 or BIOL 3034 .........................................................................................4

ANSC 1073, 3094, 4063 ............................................................................................10

PHYS 1044, 1054 .........................................................................................................8

POLS 2013, 2023 ..........................................................................................................6

COMS 3013 ....................................................................................................................3

1 Requirements subject to change pending decisions of TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine. If a fourth year of study leading to a baccalaureate degree is pursued prior to entry in veterinary college, additional Tarleton general education requirements must be completed.

B. Accelerated Curriculum2

AGRI 1011 .....................................................................................................................1

AGRN 3094 or BIOL 3034 ........................................................................................4

ANSC 1073; 3094 or 4063 .......................................................................................6-7

BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034 ..............................................................................................12

BIOL or CHEM 4743 ...................................................................................................3

CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014 ...........................................................................................12

ENGL 1113, 1123; 2033 or 2203 ..............................................................................9

MATH 1073, 1093; 1204 or 3503 ............................................................................9-10

ENGL 2303 or COMS 3013........................................................................................ 3

PHYS 1044, 1054 ..........................................................................................................8

 

2 Recommended for gifted students with exceptionally strong high school background. Meets minimum recommendations for application to the professional veterinary medical program. All courses can also be applied towards a BS degree in Animal Science or other chosen related field; however, additional lower-level courses are required to meet Tarleton and/or State of Texas baccalaureate requirements.

For additional detailed information on application and other requirements, refer to the current issue of "Applicant Information," available from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4461; phone (800) 874-9591.

 

Department of Human Sciences

Dr. Jane B. Dennis, Head

Wisdom Gymnasium Complex, Room 171

(254) 968-9196

Professors: Block, Jones

Associate Professors: Dennis, Richmond, Williams

Assistant Professor: Sale

The Department of Human Sciences (formerly Home Economics) offers programs of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Sciences. The degree programs and support areas that may be chosen by the students are: General, Fashion Merchandising, Child and Family Studies, Secondary Teaching Certification, and Dietetics.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN HUMAN SCIENCES

University Core Curriculum1........................................................................ Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 ...........................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 ..........................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher ...................................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS ..................................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA ...................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English ...............................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences .................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023 ...........................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023 ..........................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from ...............................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 ..................................................................................................3

Courses Required for BS in Human Sciences

H S 1023, 1101, 4846 or 4476 ....................................................................................10

Additional Required Courses

For Child and Family Studies Support Area

electives as advised, 6 hours advanced .............................................................15

ENGL 2303 .......................................................................................................................3

H S 1043, 1053, 1073, 2023, 2093 or 3093, 2103, 2203,

3003, 3033,3053, 3253, 4093, 4852 ...........................................................................38

electives........................................................................................................................... 6

H S advanced electives .............................................................................................13

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

For General Human Sciences with Extension Support Area

ECO 1013 ..........................................................................................................................3

CIS 1033 or 1043..............................................................................................................3

ENGL 2303 .......................................................................................................................3

COMS 1313 ......................................................................................................................3

COMS elective ................................................................................................................3

electives ............................................................................................................................3

H S 1013, 1043, 1053, 1073, 2023 or 3023 or 3273, 2093 or 3093,

2103, 2053 or 3333, 3003, 3013 or 4013 or 4063, 3033,

3253, 3063, 4043, 4073, 4453, 4852(2) .....................................................................50

H S advanced electives .............................................................................................6

For Fashion Merchandising Support Area

ENGL 2303, ACC 2033 ................................................................................................6

CIS 1033 or 1043 or 3443 ............................................................................................3

ECO 1013, COMS 1313 ...............................................................................................6

MGMT 3013, 3023 ........................................................................................................6

MKTG 3143, 3173, 3183 ..............................................................................................9

H S 1013, 1073, 1093, 2023, 2033 or 3023, 2063, 1053 or 2103(2)...................21

H S 1043 or 2093 or 3003 or 3093 or 4093..............................................................3

H S 2053 or 3333; 3063, 3083, 3263, 3273, 4083 ..................................................18

For Human Sciences with Certification, Option IV

RDG 3513 ........................................................................................................................3

EDU 3303, 3353, 4353 ..................................................................................................9

ENGL 2303 .......................................................................................................................3

elective .............................................................................................................................3

H S 1053, 2023, 2053, 2103, 3003, 3013, 3033, 3063, 2093 or

3093, 3113, 3123, 3253, 3333, 4013 or 4063, 4043, 4073,

3053 or 4093, 4453(2).................................................................................................... 54

(2) H S course descriptions.

 

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN DIETETICS

University Core Curriculum1.......................................................................... Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123..........................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 .......................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher .................................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS.................................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA .................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English .............................................................3

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

Social & behavioral sciences ................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023 ..........................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023 .........................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from ..............................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 ................................................................................................3

 

Courses Required for BS in Dietetics

BIOL 2194, 2204, 2034, 4743....................................................................................15

CHEM 1054, 10842 .....................................................................................................8

CHEM 2014 ..................................................................................................................4

MGMT 3013, 3023 ......................................................................................................6

CNSL 3703 ....................................................................................................................3

MATH 3003 or G B 3113 ...........................................................................................3

ENGL 2303 ...................................................................................................................3

CIS 1033 or 1043 .........................................................................................................3

H S 1043 or 3003, 1053, 1101, 2103, 2153, 2203, 2253,

3073, 3103, 3153, 4103, 4203, 4253, 4846, 4852 .................................................45

2 These courses satisfy the core curriculum lab science requirement.

The Didactic Program in Dietetics is currently granted approval status by the Commission on Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetics Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.

Students desiring entrance to the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) must make an application to the Department of Human Sciences upon completion of 60 to 70 semester credit hours. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 to be accepted into the DPD. Transfer students with more than 70 semester hours must likewise make an application and have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

Once the student has been admitted into the DPD, he/she must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 until graduation. The student’s overall GPA and performance in the DPD will be evaluated and discussed each semester in an advisement session prior to registration.

To become a Registered Dietitian (R.D.), a student must

  1. Successfully complete an approved DPD, such as the program at Tarleton State University, and receive a letter of verification. The letter of verification can only be granted by the designated DPD director upon completion of the Degree Plan -- Dietetics Option outlined above with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  2. Apply to and be accepted by a supervised practice program, either a dietetics internship or a preprofessional practice program (AP4).
  3. Successfully complete a supervised practice program, enabling the graduate to establish eligibility to write the Registration Examination for Dietitians.
  4. Successfully complete the Registration Examination for Dietitians, allowing the graduate to become a Registered Dietitian.

 

Emphasis Areas

A student pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Interdisciplinary Business may elect Restaurant Management, Residential Management, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, or Housing and Interiors as the supporting field for his/her degree. These emphases combine Human Sciences and the various business disciplines. Information about these areas of study may be obtained from an advisor in either the Department of Human Sciences or the Department of Management, Marketing, and Administrative Systems.