Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.S.A.G.) Major in Agriculture (Teacher Certification in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Grades Six through Twelve)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. Students cannot enroll in upper-level (3000-4000) agriculture courses until they have successfully completed MATH 1315MATH 1319, or MATH 2417, (Freshman Year), and CHEM 1341 and CHEM 1141.
  3. If two years of the same modern language are taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of modern language taken in high school, then two semesters of the same modern language (1410 and 1420) must be taken at the college level, and the requirement will be added to the student's degree audit.

  4. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  5. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  6. In addition to the general education core curriculum and major requirements, students must also complete 12 hours of professional sequence courses through the College of Education. All coursework must be completed prior to AG 4681.
  7. To satisfy graduation requirements for teacher certification, students must have an Overall GPA of at least 2.75, as well as grades of “C” or better in all courses within the Major(s), Teaching Field(s), Certification area(s), and/or in the Education Minor.
  8. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires multiple background checks for progression through the Educator Preparation Program. Based on information recorded in the student's criminal history, the student may be ineligible for issuance of a teaching certificate upon completion of the Educator Preparation Program. If the student has a criminal history, the student may obtain a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from TEA. For more information, go to:

  9. A minor in Education is required for this major. Courses for the minor in Education are included in the following degree plan.

Course Requirements

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
US 11001Communication Component Code 0103
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3BIO 1330 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN BIOL 1306])3
AG 1110 (TCCN AGRI 1311)11BIO 1130 (TCCN BIOL 1106)1
MATH 1315, 1319, or 2417 (Mathematics Component Code 020 [TCCN MATH 1314, MATH 1324 or MATH 2412])3AG 2390 (TCCN AGRI 1309)13
AG 1445 (TCCN AGRI 1419)4POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3Component Area Option Codes 0903
 15 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
American History Component Code 0603American History Component Code 0603
AG 2383 (TCCN AGRI 2317)3AG 23743
AG 2373 (TCCN AGRI 2303)3CHEM 1341 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030 [TCCN CHEM 1311])3
AG 2313 or 2379 (TCCN AGRI 1307 or 1315)3CHEM 1141 (TCCN CHEM 1111)1
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803Advanced AG Elective3
Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315]3Component Area Option Codes 0903
 18 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403CI 33253
AG 33453AG 33413
AG 34264AG 41131
AG 33193AG 3317 or 33183
AG 3310, 3353, or 43613AG 43433
AG 42122AG 43073
 18 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CI 43703AG 46816
CI 43723 
AG 43113 
RDG 33233 
AG 2318 or 33253 
 15 6
Total Hours: 120