Undergraduate Academic Programs

Undergraduate academic programs at Tarleton State University integrate the two necessary components of a liberal education: the broad base of knowledge essential to the education of a citizen in a democracy, and the particular knowledge and skills needed in fields of major and minor concentration essential to our modern technological society. To accomplish these goals for each student, University programs provide three choices:

  1. Four-year degree programs in most academic areas, with courses necessary for certification in public teaching offered in education;
  2. Pre-professional two- and three-year programs in most professional fields; and
  3. Special programs designed to meet unusual requirements of an individual, usually consisting of a rearrangement of university-level subject matter courses for cogent reasons.

The general approach in any case is to require during the first two years an arrangement of courses presenting basic ideas and ideals of civilization and perfecting tools of the learning process. The foundations curricula for the first two years are essentially the same, except for a slight emphasis on mathematics and science for science and business majors and on language and communication skills for liberal arts majors.

Special emphasis on major and minor subjects comes in the third and fourth years. Here the choice is made by each student, normally at the end of the second year, but certainly by the end of the third year. A degree plan is developed in consultation with an academic advisor in the chosen field; thereafter, any changes in this plan must be approved by the academic advisor, department head, and the dean of the appropriate college.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Tarleton State University offers the following degree programs:

Associate of Applied Science

  • Histotechnology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Management

Bachelor of Applied Science

  • Veterinary Technology

Bachelor of Applied Technology

  • Health Professions Technology

Bachelor of Arts

  • Communication Studies
  • English
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Spanish

Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Systems
  • Computer Information Systems
  • General Business
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Bachelor of Fine Arts

  • Art
  • Theatre

Bachelor of Music

  • Music
  • Performance

Bachelor of Science

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Services & Development
  • Animal Science
  • Applied Science
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital Media Studies
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • General Studies
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geoscience
  • Industrial Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Public Health
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Wildlife, Sustainability and Ecosystem Sciences

Bachelor of Science Nursing

  • Nursing

Bachelor of Social Work

  • Social Work
Undecided as to Major

Student Success advises all students who have not yet decided on their majors. Such students should schedule appointments with a member of this department prior to their first semester of enrollment at Tarleton. Advisors in this department refer students to campus services that help them select a major and provide academic advisement until such a selection has been made.

No secondary education degree program is available, per se.  However, secondary education certification courses may be a part of the curriculum leading to most Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs for the purpose of secondary teacher certification. Students should consult both the College of Education for information concerning certification requirements and the specific academic department for their recommended degree program.

Please refer to the College of Graduate Studies in this catalog for information about graduate degree programs.

Undergraduate Minors

Tarleton State University offers the following minors. Up to two minors may be declared in most baccalaureate degree programs. The first list of minors are those requiring a minimum of 18 hours within the minor discipline, of which 6 hours must consist of upper level coursework completed at Tarleton State University.

Minor Prefix
Administrative SystemsADMS
Agricultural EconomicsAGEC
Agricultural Services & DevelopmentAGSD
Animal ScienceANSC
Computer Information SystemsBCIS
Criminal JusticeCRIJ
Computer ScienceCOSC
Digital Media StudiesDIGM
Earth ScienceEASC
Engineering PhysicsENPH
Environmental EngineeringENVE
Ethnic and Cultural StudiesECS
Family & Consumer SciencesFACS
Fashion StudiesFASH
Film ProductionFILM
Gender and Sexuality StudiesGSS
Hispanic StudiesHSPS
Hydrology & Water ResourcesHYDR
Industrial TechnologyENGT
Interior DesignINDS
Leadership StudiesLDRS
Manufacturing Engineering TechnologyENGT
Political SciencePOLS
Range & Ranch ManagementRNRM
Social WorkSOCW

The second list of minors listed below are those with options or other requirements in addition to the 18 hours (of which at least 6 must be advanced).

Minor Prefix
Business AdministrationBA
International BusinessINBS
International Studies with LanguagesINTL
International Studies without LanguagesINTN
Military ScienceMS
Technical WritingTWRT
Wildlife, Sustainability and Ecosystem SciencesWSES
Crop Science*
Ecosystem Science*
Natural Resource Ecology*
Plant Conservation*
Soil Science*
Sustainability Studies*
Wildlife Management*

These are options under the WSES minor, and may require courses with prefixes other than WSES.

These have specific requirements; students should review the appropriate section of the catalog and check with Academic Advising Services or other academic advisor before beginning a minor from this list.