Transfer Articulation: Animal Science

The Department of Agricultural Sciences welcomes all applicants interested in agriculture. Please, do not hesitate to contact us with questions or need for information. For the most up-to- date information on current activities, clubs, and faculty contacts, please, visit our home page

Department Contact: Doug Ullrich 
Phone: (936)- 294-1216
Location: Pirkle Engineering Tech Bldg. Room 400

Student Advising and Mentoring Center
Phone: (936)-294-4444

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The baccalaureate degree in Animal Science consists of 6 components:

  • A maximum of 66 transfer credit hours (“C” or better excluding kinesiology) may be applied to a degree at SHSU. Students should carefully select courses to complete the associate degree while minimizing the number of hours that might exceed the 66-hour cap for transfer credit.
  • In addition to the major core above, transfer students should complete all or as much as possible of the state mandated 42-hour core curriculum including: Communications; Mathematics; Life & Physical Science; Language, Philosophy and Culture; Social and Behavioral Science; and Component Area Option if available. Use your institution’s 42-hour core as a guide to maximize courses in the above major core which are included in your institution’s state mandated core.
  • The above courses may generally be used as transfer credit in Agriculture.


 If seeking teaching certification in Agricultural Science, do not take a Creative or Fine Arts at community college – Instead students need to take PLSC 2399 – Floral Design at SHSU.

If seeking teaching certification in Agricultural Science, take Chemistry as one of the core science requirements.

BIOL is not required for the Animal Science degree without a concentration in Pre-Veterinary.

The Core Curriculum at Sam Houston State University (to be used by all incoming students as of fall 2014) contains 42 semester credit hours, encompassing nine component areas. Each component area has a minimum credit hour requirement and a selection of specific courses that may be used to satisfy the requirement. The Core Curriculum details Sam Houston State University courses and their Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) equivalents for college transfer students which comprise SHSU’s core curriculum.

Many SHSU disciplines including the sciences, business, and education require specific courses from the SHSU core as degree specific graduation requirements. To minimize cost and time to complete degree requirements always select SHSU/transfer core courses specified as degree requirements in your intended major.  If you have not decided on a major, select core courses supporting your intended area of academic concentration.

Prior to enrolling in core classes, students are encouraged to review specific degree requirements for their major. Selection of major-specified core courses reduces the total number of hours required for graduation.

If you do not see a Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) mapping a specific core course to your transfer institution, please go to Transfer Course Equivalency Guide and select your institution from the drop-down menu. The result will list all currently mapped transfer courses from your institution to SHSU courses.