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Agricultural Sciences

Agricultural Sciences Program

The Department of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology at Sam Houston State University is one of the largest non-land grant agricultural programs in the nation. We have a very strong belief in, and commitment to, applying classroom learning in a laboratory setting. The university’s 1,740 acre Gibbs Ranch has purebred Angus and Brangus herds, crossbred cattle, meat goats, a managed pine forest, and wildlife preservation areas. Our Agriculture Center consists of a meat science lab, indoor arena, equine barn and riding arena, floral design lab, greenhouses, and outdoor gardens. The Harrell Agricultural Engineering Technology Center includes a metal fabrication lab, power and machinery lab, and biodiesel lab. These facilities will allow you to gain hands-on skills to complement science and apply theory.


Various degree plans are available including:

Agricultural science teacher certification can be obtained from any of the degree programs by minoring in secondary education.

These program options provide endless job opportunities, and our various student organizations allow you to hone your leadership skills in preparation for your career. 

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Program Breakdown
Degree Type

Interdisciplinary Agriculture (B.S.)

Agricultural Business (B.S.)

Agricultural Communications (B.S.)

Agricultural Engineering Technology (B.S.)

Animal Science (B.S.)

Animal Science - Pre-veterinary Medicine (B.S.)

Animal Science - Wildlife Ecology (B.S.)

Plant and Soil Sciences (B.S.)

Teacher Certification

Length 120-136 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

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