Transfer Articulation: Agricultural Business

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Department Contact: Doug Ullrich 
Phone: (936)- 294-1216   
Location: Pirkle Engineering Tech Bldg. Room 400

Student Advising and Mentoring Center
Phone: (936)-294-4444

Courses Transfer Students Should Take at the Community College:* 

SHSU Course NumberCollege/TCCN SHSU Course Title Semester Credit Hours
AGRI 1131AGRI 1131Intro to Pro Leadership Skills1
AGRI 1309AGRI 1309Computers in Agriculture3
AGBU 2317AGRI 2317Principles of Agri Economics3
AGBU 2385AGRI 1325Analysis of the Agr Sector3
ANSC 1119AGRI 1119Animal Science Laboratory1
ANSC 1319AGRI 1319Animal Science3
PLSC 1107AGRI 1107Plant Science Laboratory1
PLSC 1307AGRI 1307Plant Science3
ECON 2301ECON 2301Principles Of Macroeconomics3
MATH 1324MATH 1324Mth for Mngl Decision Making3
MATH 1342MATH 1342Elementary Statistics3

*Note: Other courses may transfer, depending upon the selected degree or program.  Meet with your Agricultural Business academic advisor to confirm whether coursework will transfer from another institution. For a complete listing of degree-specific requirements, please, review the degree plan within the Undergraduate Catalog.

Field of Study

Sam Houston State University supports the State of Texas Fields of Study

The baccalaureate degree in Agricultural Business consists of several components:

  • A maximum of 66 transfer credit hours (“C” or better excluding kinesiology) may be applied to a degree at SHSU. Students should carefully select courses to complete the associate degree while minimizing the number of hours that might exceed the 66-hour cap for transfer credit
  • In addition to the major core above, transfer students should complete all or as much as possible of the state-mandated 42-hour core curriculum including: Communications; Mathematics; Life & Physical Science; Language, Philosophy and Culture; Social and Behavioral Science; and Component Area Option if available.  Use your institution's 42-hour core as a guide to maximize the number of courses in the above major core which are included in your institution's state-mandated core.
  • Where possible, Agricultural Business students should take MATH 1324, MATH 1342 and ECON 2301 as part of the core.
  • The above courses may generally be used as transfer credit in Agriculture.


If seeking teaching certification in Agricultural Sciences, do not take a Creative or Fine Arts at community college; instead, students need to take PLSC 2399 – Floral Design at SHSU.

If seeking teaching certification in Agricultural Science, take Chemistry as one of the core science requirements.

The Core Curriculum at Sam Houston State University (to be used by all incoming students as of fall 2014) contains 42 semester credit hours, encompassing nine component areas. Each component area has a minimum credit hour requirement and a selection of specific courses that may be used to satisfy the requirement. The Core Curriculum details Sam Houston State University courses and their Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) equivalents for college transfer students which comprise SHSU’s core curriculum.

Many SHSU disciplines including the sciences, business, and education require specific courses from the SHSU core as degree specific graduation requirements. To minimize cost and time to complete degree requirements always select SHSU/transfer core courses specified as degree requirements in your intended major.  If you have not decided on a major, select core courses supporting your intended area of academic concentration.

Prior to enrolling in core classes, students are encouraged to review specific degree requirements for their major. Selection of major-specified core courses reduces the total number of hours required for graduation.

If you do not see a Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) mapping a specific core course to your transfer institution, please go to Transfer Course Equivalency Guide and select your institution from the drop-down menu. The result will list all currently mapped transfer courses from your institution to SHSU courses.