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Department Contact: Doug Ullrich
Phone: (936)- 294-1216
Location: Pirkle Engineering Tech Building - Office 400
Student Advising and Mentoring Center
Courses Transfer Students Should Take at the Community College:*
|SHSU Course Number||College/TCCN||SHSU Course Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|ANSC 1119||AGRI 1119||Animal Science Laboratory||1|
|ANSC 1319||AGRI 1319||Animal Science||3|
|PLSC 1307||AGRI 1307||Plant Science||3|
|PLSC 1107||AGRI 1107||Plant Science Laboratory||1|
*Note: Other courses may transfer, depending upon the selected degree, minor, or program. If a student will seek the Animal Science major with a minor in Wildlife Management, AGRI 2330 will transfer as WMGT 2301. Meet with your Animal Science 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.
- Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Business with Teaching Certification
- Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Communications
- Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Engineering Technology
- Bachelor of Science, Major in Agricultural Engineering Technology with Teaching Certification
- Bachelor of Science, Major in Animal Science
- Bachelor of Science, Major in Animal Science with Teaching Certification
- Bachelor of Science, Major in Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary Medicine
- Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Minor in Conservation Biology
- Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Minor in Wildlife Management
- Bachelor of Science, Major in Interdisciplinary Agriculture
- Bachelor of Science, Double Major in Education and Interdisciplinary Agriculture
- Bachelor of Science, Major in Plant and Soil Sciences
- Bachelor of Science, Major in Plant and Soil Sciences with Teaching Certification
- Career and Technology Program Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
- Minor in Agricultural Business
- Minor in Agricultural Engineering Technology
- Minor in Animal Science
- Minor in Equine Science
- Minor in Plant and Soil Sciences
- Minor in Wildlife Ecology
Field of Study
Sam Houston State University supports the State of Texas Fields of Study.
The baccalaureate degree in Animal Science consists of 6 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 courses in the above major core which are included in your institution’s state-mandated core.
- NOTE: 8 hrs of Chemistry is required for Animal Science majors. Animal Science majors seeking the concentration in Pre- Veterinary should take General Chemistry I and II.
- The above courses may generally be used as transfer credit in Agriculture.
If seeking teaching certification in Agricultural Science, do not take a Creative or Fine Arts at a 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.
BIOL is not required for the Animal Science degree without a concentration in Pre-Veterinary.
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.