COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
& HUMAN SCIENCES

Dr. Don Cawthon, Dean
Dr. Jane Dennis, Associate 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, and it was known for most of the first half of this century as John Tarleton Agricultural College. Enrollment in Agriculture and Human Sciences exceeds 1,200. With 14 Texas universities offering baccalaureate degrees in agriculture, Tarleton’s program is third in number of student majors and fourth nationally among non-land-grant universities. Tarleton’s graduates have a reputation for high performance and for contributions to their professions in agriculture, agribusiness, education, and human sciences. Many have continued their education and attained graduate and professional degrees at leading universities nationwide.

The majors within the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 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 Department of Animal Sciences also offers a pre-veterinary medicine program.

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 department also includes options in International Agriculture, Agricultural Extension/Industry, and General Agriculture. Each program provides strong student internship opportunities.

The Tarleton Agricultural Center, supporting the instructional programs in agriculture, is located on 2,000 acres of University land and includes a dairy; beef cattle center, feedlot, and ranch; confinement swine operation; poultry facility; 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. Located adjacent to the regional Texas A&M University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, the Tarleton Agricultural Center provides excellent employment experiences for Tarleton undergraduate agriculture majors and research opportunities for those seeking the master of science degree in agriculture.

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, and fashion merchandising and a Bachelor of Science degree in 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 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. 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.

Tarleton emphasizes quality teaching in all of the agricultural and human science degree programs. Faculty include 32 full-time appointments, 25 with doctoral degrees from leading universities across the nation. Several Texas A&M University System faculty members serve as adjunct or graduate faculty.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS IN AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN SCIENCES
Tarleton State University offers 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, 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
I. Bachelor of Science – Agriculture

a. Agricultural Economics
b. Agronomy and Range Management
c. Horticulture and Landscape Management

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

Department of Agricultural Services and Development
I. Bachelor of Science – Agricultural Services and Development

a. Agricultural Science with Teacher Certification
b. Agricultural Communications
c. Agricultural Extension and Industry
d. International Agricultural Services

II. Bachelor of Science – Agriculture - General Agriculture
III. Master of Science – Agricultural Education (thesis and non-thesis tracks)

Department of Animal Sciences
I. Bachelor of Science – Agriculture

a. Animal Science
b. Animal Production
c. Animal Industries
d. Wildlife Management

II. Pre-veterinary Medicine Program
III. 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. Roger Wittie, Head

Agriculture Building, Room 201
(254) 968-9221
e-mail: aahrm@tarleton.edu

Professors: Ewell, Rosiere, Wade, Wittie
Associate Professors: Kattes
Assistant Professors: Wang, Weindorf, Yu
Instructors: Fox, Kenworthy

The Department of Agribusiness, Agronomy, Horticulture, and Range Management currently offers three 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 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 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.

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

I. Agricultural Economics
The Agricultural Economics degree allows a choice from three fundamental support areas: agricultural economics, agribusiness management, or natural resource economics. The agricultural economics track includes a course mix designed to prepare students for a career in the analytical or research sectors of production, marketing, or finance. It also is the preferred track for students preparing for graduate study. The agribusiness management track shifts the course mix to prepare students to enter the retail/wholesale sectors of production agriculture or with firms supporting the agricultural industry. The natural resource economics track prepares students for careers in industry, government, or research. This track offers solid preparation for graduate study.

II. Agronomy and Range Management
This degree includes emphases in agronomy, range management, natural resource conservation, and environmental agriculture. 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. 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.

III. Horticulture and Landscape Management
This degree offers a choice from four support areas: science, business, golf course management, or integrated pest management. Each track allows students to select from courses necessary to build a strong, successful career. The business and golf course management are more appropriate tracks for those with interest in the private sectors of horticulture, while the science and pest management tracks are more appropriate for those interested in public service or graduate study. Employment opportunities include nursery/green management, landscape design and installation, landscape maintenance, park or golf course management and many more.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
1

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
47
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
Students who count ECO 2013 as a social & behavioral science may substitute an agriculture elective.
CHEM 1034 and BIOL 1204 are strongly recommended.
Courses Required for Agricultural Economics Core
A EC 1053, 2123, 3123, 3143, 31731
15
AGRN 1053, ANSC 1073 or HORT 2003
3
ECO 2013, 2023, 3023
9
MATH 1113
3
ACC 2033, 2043
6
   
Professional Development Courses
AGRI 1011, 4851, 4901
3
1 See p. 231 for A EC course descriptions
   
For Support Area in Agribusiness Management  

A EC 3333, 4013, 4063, 4253, 4333

15

A EC 4023 or 4103

3

A EC 4303 or FIN 3013

3

AS&D 3023

3

ECO 3013

3

G B 4323

3

AG electives or A EC 4846

6

COBA advanced electives

6
   
For Support Area in Agricultural Economics  

A EC 3013, 3333, 4013, 4023, 4063, 4173, 4253

21

A EC 4333 or 4103

3

A EC 4303 or FIN 3013

3

A EC 4213 or ECO 4013

3

A EC 3033 or MKTG 3143

3

ECO 3013

3

AG electives

6

Advanced elective

3
   
For Support Area in Natural Resource Economics  

A EC 4013, 4023, 4063, 4173, 4303, 4333

18

A EC 4213 or ECO 4013

3

A EC 3013,3033, 4253

9

POLS 3103

3

ECO 3043

3

AG electives or A EC 4846

9

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
IN AGRONOMY AND RANGE MANAGEMENT

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
47
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
CHEM 1054 and 1084 are required as prerequisites for CHEM 2014 or 3074
   
Courses Required for BS in Agronomy and Range Management  
AGRI 1011, 4851, 4901
3
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
   
Additional Required Courses  
For Support Area in Agronomy1  

from AGRN 3103, 3203, 4103, 4113, 4133, 4204, 4303, 4846, or 4861

27
   
For Support Area in Range Management  

from R&RM 2213, 3003, 3013, 3023, 3103, 3153,
3203, 4123, 4163, 4846, or 4861

27
   
For Support Area in Natural Resource Management and Conservation  

A EC 3123 or 4103, A EC 4013 or POLS 3103

6

AGRN 3103 or 4204 or BIOL 2034 or R&RM 3203

3-4

BIOL 3044 or W S 2213 or 3753

3-4

BIOL 3154 or R&RM 3003 or 3023

3-4

BIOL 4014 or R&RM 3153

3-4

GEOL 1074

4

MGMT 3013

3

R&RM 3013

3
   
For Support Area in Environmental Agriculture  
From MATH 3504, BIOL 2034,
BIOL 4743 or CHEM 4743, CHEM 2014, 3074,
GEOL 1054, 1074, advanced AGRN elective (3 hours),
agriculture electives (6 hours)
31

1 See p. 238 for AGRN course descriptions and p. 259 for R&RM course descriptions.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
IN HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
47
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
 
Courses Required for BS in Horticulture and Landscape Management
AGRI 1011,4851, 4901; I T 1053 or 4053; ENTO 2013, 4053; AGRN 3014 ENGL 2303 or COMS elective
19
HORT 2003, 2703, 3003, 3013, 3903, 4013, 4203, 44032
24
 
Additional Required Courses
For Support Area in Golf Course Management1

A EC 1053, SPAN 1033, BIOL 3204, A EC 4303
MGMT 3013, AGRN 4204, ACC 2033

23

HORT 3803, 4703, 4803, 4956

15
 
For Support Area in Business1

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, 4033, 4503, 4846

15
 
For Support Area in Science1

CHEM 1084, 2014

8

AGRN 3094

4

AGRN or R&RM elective

3-4

elective

4

science elective

4

HORT 3203, 4033, 4503, 4846

15
 
For Support Area in Integrated Pest Management1

CHEM 1084, 2014

8

BIOL 2034, 3204, 3364

12

AGRN 3094, 4133, 4204

11

ENTO 4063, 4163

6

Elective

3

1 Golf Course Management and Business support areas require CHEM 1034 or 1054. Science support area requires CHEM 1054. All support areas require BIOL 1204.
2 See p. 314 for HORT course descriptions.

 


Department of Agricultural Services
& Development

Dr. David Drueckhammer, Head

Agriculture Building, Room 105
(254) 968-9200

Professor: Drueckhammer
Associate Professors: Ford, S. Johnson
Assistant Professors: J. Johnson, McGregor
Instructors: Partain, Priddy

The Department of Agricultural Services and Development 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, agricultural communications and promotions, 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 administers 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. Agricultural Communications
C. Agricultural Extension/Industry

II. Agricultural Services and Development–International Agricultural Services
III. General Agriculture

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
IN AGRICULTURAL SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
47
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.All students planning to transfer into Agricultural Services and Development need to take one Biology course and CHEM 1054 as the lab science requirements.
 
Courses Required for BS in Agricultural Services and Development  
AGRI 1011, AGRN 1053, 3014, A EC 1053,1 3143, A EN 2013, HORT 2003
20
ANSC 1073, WLDM 2213, Adv HORT or AGRN or R&RM
9
AS&D 2113, 3023, 4103, 4503, 4851, ENGL 2303
16
 
Courses Required for Support Areas
For Agricultural Science with Teacher Certification

ANSC 4033, 4103 or 3133

6

A EN 2213, 2303, 3253

9

HORT 3603

3

AS&D 4063, 4016, 4203

12

PSY 3033, RDG 3513, EDU 3303, 3353

12
 
For Agricultural Communications

Advanced ANSC elective

3

Advanced A EC elective

3

elective

3

AS&D 3011, 4053, 4303, 4846

13

COMS 1313, 2053 or 2153, 2143, 3064, 3103, 3123

19
 
For Agricultural Extension/Industry

ANSC 4033

3

A EN 2213 or 2303 and advanced A EN elective

6

A EC 4013 or 4063 or 4103 or 4303

3

AS&D 3011, 4053, 4303, 48463

16

advanced agriculture electives in one discipline

6

electives

12

1 If A EC 1053 is counted as a social & behavioral science, this can be a free elective.
2 See p. 236 for AS&D course descriptions; see p. 314 for HORT course descriptions.
3 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.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
IN AGRICULTURAL SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT
INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SERVICES

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
47
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.BIOL 1204 or 1214 and CHEM 1034 or 1054 recommended.
 
Courses Required for BS in AS&D - International Agricultural Services  
ENGL 2303 or SPAN 3043; SPAN 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023, 3013
20
MKTG 3143, 4543, G B 4443, SOC 3033
12
from HIST 3323, 3333, 4243, 4263
3
AGRI 1011, ANSC 1073, A EC 10531 and 4013
10
AGRN 1053 and 3014 or 3094
7
AS&D 2113, 3011, 3023, 4103, 4303, 4553, 4846,
4851, AS&D elective2
26
agricultural electives
9

1 If A EC 1053 is used as a social & behavioral science, this can be an agricultural elective.
2 See p. 236 for AS&D course descriptions.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN GENERAL AGRICULTURE

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
47
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
 
Courses Required for BS in General Agriculture  
ENGL 2303; 4 hour BIOL or CHEM elective
7
advanced electives
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 1053;1A EC 2123 or AS&D 2113
6
advanced AGRN, HORT or R&RM
6
advanced ANSC or W S
3
AS&D 3011, 3023, 4851, elective
8

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


Department of Animal Sciences

Dr. David A. Snyder, Head

Agriculture Building, Room 116
(254) 968-9222

Professors: Cadle, Snyder
Assistant Professor: Harp, Henneke, Hines, Lambert
Instructor: Brown, Doty

The Department of Animal Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science degree in four different degree programs: Animal Science, Animal Production, Animal Industries, and Wildlife Management. 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.

IV. Wildlife Management
The objective of the wildlife management degree is to prepare students to work in the expanding field of wildlife management. The curriculum has the proper content of wildlife management, range management and biology to allow the student to become a certified wildlife biologist through Texas Parks and Wildlife and/or the Wildlife Society.

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.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ANIMAL SCIENCE

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
47
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
 
Courses Required for BS in Animal Science  
AGRI 1011, A EC 10531
4
AGRN 1053 or BIOL 3064
3-4
CHEM 1054,1 1084, 2014
12
BIOL 1204,1 1214, 2034
12
ENGL 2303
3
from MATH 1204, 3003, 3504
3-4
AGRN 3094 or GEN 3094 or BIOL 3034
4
advanced AGRN, R&RM, A EC, AS&D, or BIOL
3
advanced BIOL or CHEM
3
advised electives
6
from ANSC 1093, 1203, 2003, 2013, 2023, 2052, 2073, 2133,
ANSC 2153, 2253, D S 2023, 2052,
WLDM 2013, 2213, ENTO 2013
9
ANSC 1073, 3084, 3094, 3214, 4851
16
advanced ANSC, D S, or WLDM electives
15

1 May satisfy core curriculum requirements.
2 See p. 240 for ANSC course descriptions.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ANIMAL PRODUCTION

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
47
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
 
Courses Required for BS in Animal Production  
AGRI 1011, AGRN 1053, A EC 10532
7
CHEM 1054,1 1084
8
BIOL 1204,1 2034
8
ENGL 2303
3
CIS elective
3
advised electives
6
AGRN 3094 or GEN 3094 or BIOL 3034
4
advanced AGRN, R&RM, or AS&D
6
advanced A EC
3
ANSC 1073
3
from ANSC 1093, 1203, 2003, 2013, 2023, 2052, 2073, 2133,
ANSC 2153, 2253, D S 2023, 2052,
WLDM 2013, 2213, ENTO 2013
9
ANSC 3083, 3094, 3213, 4851
11
advanced ANSC, D S, or WLDM electives
22

1 May satisfy core curriculum requirements.
2 See p. 240 for ANSC course descriptions.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ANIMAL INDUSTRIES

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
47
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
 
Courses Required for BS in Animal Industries  
AGRI 1011, AGRN 1053, A EC 10531
7
CHEM 1054,1 1084
8
BIOL 1204,1 2034
8
ENGL 2303, CIS elective
6
ECO 2013,1 2023, ACC 2033
9
AGRN 3094 or GEN 3094 or BIOL 3034
4
advanced AGRN, R&RM, or AS&D
3
advanced A EC, ECO, MKTG, G B, FIN, ACC, MGMT, ADMS,
CIS, or COMS
15
ANSC 10732, 3084, 3094, 3214, 4851
16
from ANSC 1093, 1203, 2003, 2013, 2023, 2052, 2073, 2133, 2153,
2253, D S 2023, 2052, WLDM 2013, 2213, ENTO 2013
advanced ANSC. D S, or WLDM electives
9

 

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
47
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
 
Courses Required for BS in Wildlife Management  
AGRI 1011, A EC 1053,1 GEOG 1103,1 AGRN 1053, 3014
14
CHEM 1054,1 1084, 2014
12
BIOL 1204,1 1214, and 2034 or 2174
12
MATH 10731 and approved math elective
6
ENGL 2303, CIS 1033
6
ANSC 1073, 3084, 30942
11
WLDM 2213, 3103, 48513
7
From AGRN 3094, GEN 3094, BIOL 3034
4
From R&RM 3013, 3003, 3023, 4163, BIOL 3154, 3364
6-8
From WLDM 2013, 4253, BIOL 3044, 4903
6-7
From WLDM 3753, 3853,3 or advised POLS or CJ
6
From R&RM 3153, BIOL 4014, 4423
3-4
From MATH 3003, 3504
3-4
Advanced ANSC, WLDM, R&RM, or BIOL
6

1 May satisfy core curriculum requirements.
2 See p. 240 for ANSC course descriptions.
3 See p. 371 for WLDM course descriptions.

PRE-VETERINARY MEDICINE PROGRAM
Suggestions for Application for Admission to College of Veterinary Medicine Texas A&M University1

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 3504
9-10
HIST 2013, 2023
6
CIS 1033 or 1043
3
AGRN 3094 or GEN 3094 or BIOL 3034
4
ANSC 1073, 3094, 4063
10
PHYS 1044, 1054
8
POLS 2013, 2023
6
COMS 3013
3
 
B. Accelerated Curriculum2
AGRI 1011
1
AGRN 3094 or GEN 3094 or BIOL 3034
4
ANSC 1073; 3094 or 4063
6-7
BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034; BIOL or CHEM 4743
15
CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014
12
ENGL 1113, 1123; 2033 or 2203
9
MATH 1073, 1093; 1204 or 3504
9-10
ENGL 2303; COMS 3013
6
PHYS 1044, 1054
8


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 into veterinary college, additional Tarleton general education requirements must be completed.
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

Professor: Block
Associate Professors: Dennis, Williams
Assistant Professors: Sale, Talley
Instructor: Gage

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

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN HUMAN SCIENCES

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
47
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
 
Courses Required for BS in Human Sciences  
H S 1023, 1101, 4846 or 4476, 4851
11
 
Additional Required Courses
For Child and Family Studies Support Area

electives as advised, 6 hours advanced

18

ENGL 2303

3

H S 1043, 1053, 1073, 1093 or 2023, 2103, 2203,
3003, 3043, 3053, 3093, 3163, 3253, 4093, 48521

41

advanced electives

9
   
For General Human Sciences with Extension Support Area  

ECO 1013; CIS 1033 or 1043

6

ENGL 2303

3

COMS 1313, COMS elective

6

elective

3

H S 1043, 1053, 1073, 2023 or 3023 or 3273, 3163 or 3093,
2103, 2053 or 3333, 3003, 3013 or 4013 or 4063, 3043,
3253, 3063, 4043, 4073, 4453, 48521 6 hours H S electives

53
 
For Fashion Merchandising Support Area

ENGL 2303, ACC 2033

6

CIS 1033 or 1043 or C S 3443

3

ECO 1013, COMS 1313

6

MGMT 3013, 3023

6

MKTG 3143, 3173, 3183

9

H S 1073, 1093, 2023, 2033, 3023 or 4023, 2063,
1053 or 2103 or 21531

21

H S 1043 or 3163 or 3003 or 3093 or 4093

3

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

18
   
For Human Sciences with Certification  
RDG 3513
3
EDU 3303, 3353, 4353
9
ENGL 2303
3
elective
3
H S 1053, 2023, 2053, 2103, 3003, 3013, 3043, 3063, 3093
or 3163, 3113, 3123, 3253, 3333, 4013 or 4063, 4043,
4073, 3053 or 4093, 44531
54

1 See p. 317 for H S course descriptions.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN DIETETICS

 
Semester Hours
University Core Curriculum
47
See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
 
Courses Required for BS in Dietetics  
BIOL 2194, 2204, 2034, 4743
15
CHEM 1054, 1084;2 CHEM 2014
12
MGMT 3013, 3023; PSY 3033 or 3053
9
MATH 3003 or G B 3113
3
ENGL 2303; CIS 1033 or 1043
6
H S 1043 or 3003, 1053, 1101, 2103, 2153, 2203, 2253,
3073, 3103, 3153, 4103, 4203, 4253, 4846, 4851, 48521
46

1 See p. 317 for H S course descriptions.
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.