Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Engineering Technology

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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
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
ACOM 3360Communication Skills for Agriculturists3
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
ACCT 2301Principles Of Financial Acc3
or ACCT 2302 Principles Of Managerial Acc
MGMT 3310Principles Of Management (or approved BUAD, AGBU (advanced))3
Major Core
AGRI 1131Intro To Pro Leadership Skills1
AGET 2303Intro to Ag Engineering Tech3
PLSC or ANSC Electives - Select one from the following:4
Plant Science
and Plant Science Laboratory
Animal Science
and Animal Science Laboratory
Major Core
AGBU 2317Principles Of Agri Economics3
or AGBU 2389 Agribusiness Financl Analysis
AGRI 4120Professional Career Skills1
Approved Agricultural Engineering Technology electives, including internship hours.26
Minor (Advanced)9
Total Hours120


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

First Year
AGRI 11311Component Area I3
AGRI 1309 or CSTE 13303Component Area II3
AGET 23033Component Area III4
PLSC or ANSC Elective (see Overview)4Component Area VI3
Component Area I3Component Area VII3
 14 16
Second Year
MATH 1369 or STAT 13693ACCT 2301 or 23023
AGBU 2317 or 23893ETDD 13903
Minor3Component Area III4
Component Area VI3Component Area IV3
Component Area VIII3Component Area V3
 15 16
Third Year
PHYS 1305
PHYS 1105
4AGET Advanced Electives6
Component Area VII3MGMT 3310 (or Advanced AGBU Elective)3
AGET Advanced Elective3Minor (Advanced)6
Component Area IX4 
 14 15
Fourth Year
ACOM 3360 or ENGL 33303AGRI 41201
AGET Advanced Electives9AGET Advanced Electives8
Minor (Advanced)3Minor6
 15 15
Total Hours: 120