Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Engineering Technology with Teaching Certification

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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 persons 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.  The course identified for internship credit is AGET 4096.  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
PHYS 1305
PHYS 1105
Classical Physics & Thermdynmc
and Class Phy & Thermodynamics Lab
CHEM 1406Inorganic & Envir Chemistry 14
ACOM 3360Communication Skills for Agriculturists (ACOM 3360 recommended)3
or ENGL 3330 Intro To Technical Writing
ETDD 1390Intro -Computer Aided Drafting3
MATH 1369Elementary Statistics3
or STAT 1369 Elementary Statistics
AGRI 1309Computers in Agriculture (or approved substitute)3
or CSTE 1330 Introduction To Computers
Major Core
AGRI 1131Intro To Pro Leadership Skills1
AGET 2303Intro to Ag Engineering Tech3
PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
Plant Science
and Plant Science Laboratory
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
Animal Science
and Animal 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
ANSC 3373Animal Nutrition3
ANSC 4360Livestock Mgt Techniques3
Select 3 hours from Animal Science Production Courses3
Meat Science
Sheep & Goat Production & Mgt
Beef Cattle Production & Mgmt
Equine Science
AGET 3386Agricultural Structures and Environmental Control Systems3
AGET 4381Adv Agricultural Mechanics3
AGET 4387Agricultural Engines & Tractor3
PLSC 3440Soil Science4
PLSC 4370Forage Crops & Pasture Mgmt3
or PLSC 3395 Plant Propagation Techniques
CISE 3384The Teaching Profession3
CISE 4364Mth Tch Secondary Schools3
CISE 4377Assmt Stdnt Lrng In Secondary3
CISE 4378Content Literacy3
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 4380Respnsblty Of Pro Agr Sci Edu3
AGED 4388Agr Sci & Tech Program Mgt3
Total Hours137

CHEM 1406 satisfies Component Area III and Degree Specific Area for major.


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

First Year
AGRI 11311CHEM 140614 
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 13303PLSC 1307
PLSC 1107
AGET 23033Component Area I3 
ANSC 1319
ANSC 1119
4Component Area II3 
Component Area I3Component Area VI3 
Component Area VII3  
 17 17 
Second Year
MATH 1369 or STAT 13693ETDD 13903 
AGBU 23173AGBU 23893 
Component Area VI3ANSC 43603 
Component Area VII3Component Area III4 
Component Area VIII (Recommend ANSC 2360)3Component Area IV3 
 Component Area V (Recommend PLSC 2399)3 
 15 19 
Third Year
PHYS 1305
PHYS 1105
4AGED 33203AGED 33103
ANSC 33733AGET 33863AGED 43883
ANSC Production Elective3PLSC 34404AGET 43813
Component Area IX4AGET 43873 
PLSC 4370 or 33953  
 17 13 9
Fourth Year
ACOM 3360 or ENGL 33303AGED 43643 
CISE 33843AGED 43653 
CISE 43643AGED 43663 
CISE 43773AGED 43803 
CISE 43783  
CISE 43803  
 18 12 
Total Hours: 137

 Satisfies four hours of Component Area III.