What will I learn?

Farming and ranching industries are the heart of South Texas and make the agriculture science program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville the vehicle for training future managers and extension agents of these precious resources. This program is especially helpful to students interested in promoting agricultural education and serving others through the agriculture science and technology with teacher certification program. Students interested in managing a ranch, farm or wildlife hunting facility will find the general agriculture science or wildlife recreational entrepreneurship (WREN) degree plans best suited for a career in these areas.

Courses in Agriculture Science

1352. Welding. (AGRI 2304) 3(1-4) Techniques of oxy-acetylene processes in fusion welding of mild steel, bronze welding, hard facing and oxy-acetylene cutting; skills of arc welding in level, horizontal, vertical and overhead position. 1451. Introduction to Agricultural Systems. 4(3-2) A study and application of basic agricultural system processes. Includes design graphics, use of basic tools and machines, instrumentation and basic construction. 3352. Agricultural Power and Machinery. 3(2-2) Study of internal combustion engines; principles of operation, construction, ignition, carbureting, cooling systems, lubrication, transmission and diesel engines. Agricultural machinery design, construction and use. Prerequisite: AGSC 1451. 3363. Program Planning for Agricultural Science and Technology. 3(3-0) Planning, delivering and evaluating programs for agricultural service agencies such as the cooperative extension service, Natural Resources Conservation Service and any other public or private agency which is responsible for the dissemination of information. Time management, public relations, identification of program goals and industry needs, community needs.

Which department am I in?

Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$11,949.54 per year
Start date

21 August 2019, 16 January 2020


Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences

MSC 156,

700 University Blvd.,



78363, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a paper based TOEFL score of 550.

For international students

Undergraduate applicants who have no previous work at the postsecondary level must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) from a secondary school and must also meet the criteria for admission to a postsecondary school in the applicant’s home country.

A minimum TOEFL score of 61 (Internet-based) or 500 (paper-based) is required. or IELTS 6.0 overall band score.

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