Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Business with Teaching Certification

Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Business with Teaching Certification
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 28
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 33
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 43
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 54
Degree Specific Requirements
ACOM 3360Communication Skills for Agriculturists3
or ENGL 3330 Intro to Technical Writing
AGRI 1309Computers in Agriculture (or approved substitute)3
or CSTE 1330 Introduction to Computers
CHEM 1406Inorganic & Envir Chemistry 24
MATH 1324Mth for Mngl Decision Making 13
MATH 1342Elementary Statistics3
Major: Foundation
AGBU 2317Principles of Agri Economics3
AGBU 2385Analysis of the Agr Sector3
AGBU 2389Agribusiness Financl Analysis3
AGBU 3361Agribusiness Org & Mgt3
AGBU 3367Agricultural Finance3
AGBU 4340Agribusiness Marketing3
AGBU 4363Agricultural Sales & Consulting3
AGED 3310Teaching Ag Technology3
AGED 3320The Secondary Agriculture Education Program3
AGED 4388Secondary Agriculture Education Program Management3
AGET 2303Intro to Ag Engineering Tech3
AGET 4381Adv Agricultural Mechanics3
AGRI 1131Intro to Pro Leadership Skills1
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
Animal Science
and Animal Science Laboratory
4
ANSC 3373Animal Nutrition3
ANSC 4360Livestock Mgt Techniques3
PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
Plant Science
and Plant Science Laboratory
4
PLSC 3440Soil Science4
PLSC 4370Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt3
or PLSC 3395 Plant Propagation Techniques
Major: Prescribed Electives
Select one of the following Animal Production Electives:3
Meat Science
Sheep & Goat Production & Mgt
Beef Cattle Production & Mgmt
Equine Science
Game Animal Production
Teaching Certification
CISE 3384The Teaching Profession3
CISE 4364Mth Tch Secondary Schools3
CISE 4379Differentiated Pedagogy3
CISE 4380Respon Of Pro Educator3
READ 4378Multiple Literacies in Secondary Education3
AFNR Student Teaching
AGED 4364Methods of Teaching Agriculture Education3
AGED 4365Student Teaching in Agriculture Education3
AGED 4366Student Teaching in Agriculture Education3
AGED 4394Agriculture Education Learning Environments3
Minor: Not Required 6,7
Total Hours139
1

MATH 1324 satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics) and the Degree Specific requirement.

2

CHEM 1406 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) and the Degree Specific requirement.

3

PLSC 2399 is recommended and satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts).

4

ANSC 2360 or ECON 2301 or ECON 2302 is recommended and satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences). 

5

KINE 2115, NGLI 1101, or ECON 1100 is recommended and satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

6

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

7

The following minors cannot be paired with this degree program: Minor in Conservation Biology and Minor in Early Childhood Education. 

Notes: 

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a "C" or better in all Education coursework.

Students must earn a "C" or better in all Agricultural Science major coursework. 

Students must earn an overall GPA of 2.75 to be eligible for teacher certification in Texas.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
AGET 23033AGRI 1309 or CSTE 13303 
AGRI 11311ENGL 130213 
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
4HIST 130223 
ENGL 130113MATH 13423 
HIST 130123PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
4 
MATH 132433  
 17 16 
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
Component Area VIII43Component Area III4 
AGBU 23173Component Area IV3 
AGBU 23853Component Area V73 
CHEM 140654Component Area IX 81 
POLS 230563AGBU 23893 
 POLS 230663 
 16 17 
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
ACOM 3360 or ENGL 33303AGBU 33613Component Area IX3
AGBU 33673AGBU 43403AGED 33103
AGBU 43633ANSC 33733AGED 43883
AGED 33203CISE 43803AGET 43813
CISE 33843Prescribed Electives93 
 READ 43783 
 15 18 12
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
ANSC 43603AGED 43643 
CISE 43643AGED 43653 
CISE 43793AGED 43663 
PLSC 34404AGED 43943 
PLSC 4370 or 33953  
 16 12 
Total Hours: 139
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

3

MATH 1324 satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics) and the Degree Specific requirement.

4

ANSC 2360 or ECON 2301 or ECON 2302 is recommended and satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences). 

5

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).

6

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

7
PLSC 2399 is recommended and satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts).
8

KINE 2115 NGLI 1101 or ECON 1100 is recommended and satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

9

Select one course from the Prescribed Electives course listing below. 

Prescribed Electives
Animal Production Electives 9
ANSC 3376Meat Science3
ANSC 4376Sheep & Goat Production & Mgt3
ANSC 4380Beef Cattle Production & Mgmt3
EQSC 2364Equine Science3
WMGT 3381Game Animal Production3

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a "C" or better in all Education coursework.

Students must earn a "C" or better in all agricultural science major coursework. 

Students must earn an overall GPA of 2.75 to be eligible for teacher certification in Texas.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS in Agricultural Business with Teaching Certification is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Manage, organize, and conduct Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs and Leadership, Career, and Speaking Development Events.
  • Develop annual and long range plans (program of activity, semester, and lesson plans, etc.).
  • Use effective research-based techniques to develop a positive classroom environment.
  • Create lessons and units of instruction to meet the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills requirements for Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources classes.