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 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 support areas 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 resource 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, environmental restoration, or 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 house management, landscape design and installation, landscape maintenance, park or golf course management, and many more.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS1

  Semester Hours

University Core Curriculum                                                                             

See p. 40 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.

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Courses Required for BS in  Agricultural Economics
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  
1 See p. 253 for A EC course descriptions  
3
 
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                                                                             

See p. 40 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.
CHEM 1054 and 1084 are required as prerequisites for CHEM 2014 or 3074

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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 

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For Support Area in Range Management1

  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) 

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1 See p. 260 for AGRN course descriptions and p. 380 for R&RM course descriptions.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT

  Semester Hours

University Core Curriculum                                                                             

See p. 40 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

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Courses Required for BS in Horticulture and Landscape Management  

AGRI 1011,4851, 4901; I T 1053 or 4053; ENTO 2013, 4053;AGRN 3014ENGL 2303 or COMS elective 

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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. 336 for HORT course descriptions.