Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Engineering Technology with Teaching Certification

The purpose of the Agricultural Engineering Technology curriculum is to provide an educational experience based on the fundamentals of engineering principles and practices. Theory-based lectures will be accompanied by experiential learning activities for students who intend to pursue a career related to the technical operation and management of an agriculture enterprise. It is expected that graduates will choose a position of leadership and responsibility in a career area associated with service and sales, production, processing, product testing, alternative energies, or a government agency.

An internship in an agricultural engineering technology related business or industry is strongly encouraged for each student. This will provide students 'real-life' learning experiences outside their regular classroom and laboratory opportunities.  Students generally seek an internship experience at the end of their sophomore or junior year.  Internships may be arranged through a student's contact with providers or through departmental announcements or postings.  All internships must be approved by the student's departmental academic adviser prior to the initiation of the internship.  Maximum credit for the internships is six (6) credit hours.

Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Engineering Technology with Teaching Certification
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
ACOM 3360Communication Skills for Agriculturists (ACOM 3360 recommended)3
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 14
MATH 1369Elementary Statistics3
or STAT 1369 Elementary Statistics
PHYS 1305
PHYS 1105
Classical Physics & Thermdynmc
and Class Phy & Thermodynamics Lab
Major Core
AGRI 1131Intro to Pro Leadership Skills1
AGET 2303Intro to Ag Engineering Tech3
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
Animal Science
and Animal Science Laboratory
PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
Plant Science
and Plant Science Laboratory
Major Core for Teacher Certification
AGBU 2317Principles of Agri Economics3
AGBU 2389Agribusiness Financl Analysis3
AGED 3310Teaching Ag Technology3
AGED 3320Interdiscip Agr Sci & Technol3
AGED 4388Agr Sci & Tech Program Mgt3
ANSC 3373Animal Nutrition3
ANSC 4360Livestock Mgt Techniques3
Select 3 hours from Animal Production Courses3
Meat Science
Sheep & Goat Production & Mgt
Beef Cattle Production & Mgmt
Equine Science
Game Animal Production
AGET 3380Agricultural Machinery3
AGET 3386Agricultural Structures and Environmental Control Systems3
AGET 4381Adv Agricultural Mechanics3
AGET 4387Agricultural Engines & Tractor3
ETDD 1361Engineering Graphics3
PLSC 3440Soil Science4
PLSC 4370Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt3
or PLSC 3395 Plant Propagation Techniques
CISE 3384The Teaching Profession3
CISE 4364Mth Tch Secondary Schools3
CISE 4378Content Literacy3
CISE 4379Differentiated Pedagogy3
CISE 4380Respon Of Pro Educator3
Secondary Ed Courses - AGED
AGED 4364Methds Tchg Agricultural Sci3
AGED 4365Std Tchng Agricultural Science3
AGED 4366Std Tchng Agricultural Science3
AGED 4394Ag. Ed. Learning Environments3
Total Hours140

Note: Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.

First Year
AGET 23033ENGL 130213 
AGRI 11311HIST 130223 
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
4KINE 2115, NGLI 1101, or ECON 110041 
ENGL 130113PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
HIST 130123POLS 230553 
MATH 1314 or 133233  
 17 14 
Second Year
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 13303Component Area V3 
AGBU 23173Component Area VIII3 
CHEM 140664ACOM 3360 or ENGL 33303 
MATH 1369 or STAT 13693AGBU 23893 
POLS 230653Animal Production Courses73 
 ETDD 13613 
 16 18 
Third Year
Component Area III4Component Area IX3AGED 33103
ANSC 33733AGET 43873AGED 43883
AGED 33203AGET 33863AGET 43813
CISE 33843CISE 43783PLSC 34404
PHYS 1305
PHYS 1105
4CISE 43803 
 PLSC 4370 or 33953 
 17 18 13
Fourth Year
Component Area IV3AGED 43643 
AGET 33803AGED 43653 
ANSC 43603AGED 43663 
CISE 43643AGED 43943 
CISE 43793  
 15 12 
Total Hours: 140

Note: Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.