Bachelor of Science, Major in Interdisciplinary Agriculture

This program is designed to meet the needs of students desiring a program of study in Agricultural Production Management, Agricultural Education, Extension Education, or any of several other fields of study. The program allows for the selection of a minor in special interest areas such as Chemistry, Biology, Business, Environmental Science, Secondary Education, or Computer Science. Specified course requirements for the major are structured to meet the specific needs of an individual student with the approval of the faculty advisor.

Bachelor of Science, Major in Interdisciplinary Agriculture
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)4
Degree Specific Requirements
CHEM 1406Inorganic & Envir Chemistry 24
or CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 13
or MATH 1324 Mth for Mngl Decision Making
or MATH 1332 College Mathematics
MATH 1342Elementary Statistics3
Major: Foundation
ACOM 3360Communication Skills for Agriculturists3
AGBU 2317Principles of Agri Economics3
AGET 2303Intro to Ag Engineering Tech3
AGRI 1131Intro to Pro Leadership Skills1
AGRI 1309Computers in Agriculture (or approved substitute)3
or CSTE 1330 Introduction to Computers
AGRI 4120Professional Career Skills1
AGRI 4388Prin of Ag Leadership/Comm Dev3
ANSC 1119Animal Science Laboratory1
ANSC 1319Animal Science3
ANSC 3373Animal Nutrition3
PLSC 1107Plant Science Laboratory1
PLSC 1307Plant Science3
PLSC 3440Soil Science4
Major: Prescribed Electives
AGBU Electives 53
Prescribed Electives 73
Advanced Prescribed Electives 619
Minor: Required 8
Minor9
Minor Advanced9
Total Hours120
1

MATH 1314, MATH 1324 or MATH 1332 satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

2

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

3

PLSC 2399 is recommended.

4

ANSC 2360 is recommended.

5

Select 3 hours of AGBU Electives from AGBU 2385, AGBU 3385, AGBU 4340, AGBU 4363, AGBU 4365 or AGBU 4377.

6

Choose from ACOM, AGBU, AGED, AGET, AGRI, ANSC, EQSC, PLSC or WMGT courses to meet the Advanced Electives degree requirement. 

7

Choose from ACOM, AGBU, AGED, AGET, AGRI, ANSC, EQSC, PLSC or WMGT courses to meet the General Electives degree requirement. 

8

The following minors cannot be paired with this degree program: Minor in Agricultural Engineering Technology, Minor in Animal Science, Minor in Applied Ethics and Critical Thinking, Minor in Conservation Biology, Minor in Early Childhood Education, Minor in Equine Science, Minor in Interior Design, Minor in Plant and Soil Sciences, and Minor in Wildlife Ecology. 

Notes

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

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

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

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
AGRI 11311Component Area III4
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
4AGET 23033
ENGL 130113ENGL 130213
HIST 130123HIST 130223
MATH 1314, 1332, or 132433PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
4
 14 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area V43Component Area VIII63
AGBU 23173CHEM 140674
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 13303Minor83
MATH 13423Prescribed Electives93
POLS 230553POLS 230653
 15 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV3Component Area IX3
AGBU Electives103Component Area IX1
ACOM 33603Advanced Prescribed Electives113
Advanced Prescribed Electives113ANSC 33733
Minor83Minor83
 15 13
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
AGRI 41201Advanced Prescribed Electives116
Advanced Prescribed Electives117AGRI 43883
PLSC 34404Minor Advanced86
Minor Advanced83 
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

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

2

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

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

4

PLSC 2399 is recommended.

5

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

6

ANSC 2360 is recommended.

7

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

8

The following minors cannot be paired with this degree program: Minor in Agricultural Engineering Technology, Minor in Animal Science, Minor in Applied Ethics and Critical Thinking, Minor in Conservation Biology, Minor in Early Childhood Education, Minor in Equine Science, Minor in Interior Design, Minor in Plant and Soil Sciences, and Minor in Wildlife Ecology. 

9

Choose from ACOM, AGBU, AGED, AGET, AGRI, ANSC, EQSC, PLSC or WMGT courses to meet the Prescribed Electives degree requirement.

10

Select 3 hours of AGBU Electives from AGBU 2385, AGBU 3385, AGBU 4340, AGBU 4363, AGBU 4365 or AGBU 4377.

11

Choose from ACOM, AGBU, AGED, AGET, AGRI, ANSC, EQSC, PLSC or WMGT courses to meet the Prescribed Advanced Electives degree requirement.

Notes

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

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

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

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

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 Interdisciplinary Agriculture is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Apply independent and team-working skills to accomplish objectives and meet deadlines in a variety of agricultural enterprises.
  • Demonstrate a work ethic and soft skills that are desirable of an employee.
  • Analyze situational aspects and engage in critical thinking skills to formulate and implement problem-solving techniques in agricultural enterprises.
  • Organize human, physical, and financial resources.
  • Understand the importance and use of technology found in the agricultural and related industries for real-world problem solving.