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Overview of the Agriculture Department

Ag Building

The Agriculture Department is housed in the Agriculture Building on the Texas State campus in San Marcos, Texas.  A 17-acre greenhouse is part of the facilities in addition to the 4,200-acre Freeman Ranch located just west of San Marcos.

The Agriculture Department
The Department of Agriculture at Texas State offers students a quality education with personal attention. Students enjoy a student-centered atmosphere where their education and development are important. Students learn in a modern Agriculture Building with well-equipped classrooms and laboratories in addition to our 4,200-acre Freeman Ranch and 17-acre horticulture center. These facilities provide plenty of opportunities for students to learn and apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
Areas of Study
Texas State's Department of Agriculture offers degee options in six areas. The options cover a variety of career areas and through proper course selection students can prepare for careers that suit their interests. The demand for graduates in all areas of agriculture is greater than the number of graduates, so all of these options will prepare students well for exciting and rewarding careers. Areas of study include:
        - Agribusiness Management
        - Operations
        - Systems
        - Horticulture
        - Animal Science
- Pre-Veterinary Science
        - General Agriculture
        - General Agriculture (with Teacher Certification)
The faculty members in our department are all dedicated to teaching and student development. Students’ interactions with faculty extend well beyond the classroom. Our students have a variety of opportunities to interact with faculty members and develop personal relationships with each one of them. Students are assigned a faculty advisor when they arrive on campus to help them plan their education and professional development at Texas State.
Student Organizations
Students have countless opportunities to become actively involved in campus organizations and develop their leadership skills. In addition to the Agriculture Ambassadors, Collegiate FFA, Delta Tau Alpha, Hortus Colere (Horticulture Club), Pi Alpha Zi, Pre-Vet Society, and Horseman’s Association, which are sponsored by the department, students can participate in some of the more than 200 student organizations across campus.
Texas State University
Texas State's 34,087 students choose from 97 bachelor’s, 87 master’s and 12 doctoral degree programs offered by the following colleges: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, University College and the Graduate College.
Texas State students come from around the globe, and our student body is diverse. Thirty-five percent of Texas State students are ethnic minorities. Hispanic Outlook ranks Texas State 14th in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanic students.

Texas State's main campus is in San Marcos, a growing community of 50,000 people about halfway between Austin and San Antonio. Located on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, where black land prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities.  The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus adds to the charm of the university’s picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides recreational activities for students throughout the year.

Texas State University Round Rock Campus is the official name of Texas State University’s campus in Round Rock, Texas. On this campus, Texas State offers upper-level courses leading to bachelor’s degrees and complete master’s degree and certificate programs at convenient times close to where students live and work. Students who complete their degree requirements at the Round Rock Campus earn their degrees from Texas State University.

Application for Admission
May 1 is the deadline for entering freshmen and July 1 is the deadline for transferring students wishing to enroll for the fall semester. Students intending to enroll for the spring semester should be aware of the December 1 deadline. Students should submit their complete application packet and $40 application fee to the Office of Admissions. Should you need a copy of the application form, contact the Office of Admissions at 512.245.2364 or apply online at
Department of Agriculture      Texas State University     601 University Drive    San Marcos, TX 78666