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Estimated Completion

120 credit hours (4 years)

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University - Undergraduate Studies

Cost

Locations Available

  • 1Admission to the off-campus locations such as Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waco, and Online requirea minimum of 30 transferable credit hours, a 2.0 GPA and that a student be TSI complete.

Department

College

B.S. in Agriculture Service and Development

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Service and Development is a flexible program that provide the option to pick a specialized aspect of the agriculture industry. The same basic agriculture courses are require but become more centered around the concentration that you choose to follow. There are four concentrations currently offered:

  1. Agricultural Science with Teacher Certification
  2. Agricultural Communication
  3. Agri-industries and Agencies
  4. Horticulture

Accreditations

Related Programs

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Plan Your Future

Agricultural Service Development Interns

Internships

The Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Service and Development offers 10-week internships for each concentration:

  • Student teaching under Agricultural Science with Teacher Certification
  • An internship based off of career interest under Agri-Industries and Agencies
  • An internship in a related area under Agricultural Communications
  • An internship in a related area under Horticulture
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Career Opportunities

Examples of potential careers with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Service and Development:

  • Agriculture teacher at a high school level
  • Extension agents
  • Agricultural communicator
  • Horticulturalist
  • Floral designer
  • Agricultural consultant
  • Agriculture sales

And much more!

Career Service

Career Service

Career Service offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Resume assistance
  • Hire A Texan - Online Job Board
  • Job fairs
  • Mock interviews
  • Career counseling

And much more!

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Program Objectives

  • The Agriculture Science with Teacher Certification concentration provide students with the skills and knowledge that are necessary in becoming a teacher of Agricultural Science or related subject matter in public schools, or pursue employment with governmental and agricultural businesses and industries.
  • The Agricultural Communication concentration provide students with a solid foundation in both agricultural knowledge and communication skills.
  • The Agri-industries & Agencies concentration prepares students for a career in agricultural business, industry, agriculture extension, and government agency settings.
  • The Horticulture concentration enables students to specialize in industry or science, with career options in horticulture extension, commercial and residential landscape design, installations and maintenance, industry sales, greenhouse management and plant production.

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
AGSD 2311 Applied Agricultural Analysis
AGSD 3101 Analysis of Agricultural Occupations
AGSD 3302 Agricultural Sales and Service
AGSD 3307 Land Surveying and Soil/Water Conservation Practices
AGSD 4310 Leadership Development
AGSD 4350 Animal Related Systems
HORT 1301 Horticulture
HORT 4350 Retail Horticulture

For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.

Facilities and Features

Man teaching students about agriculture

AGSD Teacher Certification

The AGSD Teacher Certification degree program has a long-running reputation of being one of the largest programs of its kind in the nation. For several years, we have certified more high school Agricultural Science teachers than any other university in the United States. Our program has an excellent reputation with school administrators, as well as with the Agricultural Industry. Our existing pool of graduates have contributed to a large number of Agricultural teachers in Texas.

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Study Abroad

Study abroad opportunities are offered to agricultural students in locations such as:

  • Poland
  • South Africa
  • The Czech Republic
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Facilities

We strive to enrich the learning experiences of our students through the utilization of facilities such as:

  • The Horticulture Center
  • The Agriculture Center
  • The Teaching Pavilion 
Collegiate FFA

Organizations

Our department encourages students to get involved in agriculture-focused organizations such as:

  • Tarleton Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow
  • Collegiate FFA