• 3/10/17  Starting Summer and Fall 2017 the TSI Liable students needing to enroll in the MATH 0304 course will no longer be required to enroll in the matching UNIV 0204 lab 
Direct link to DegreeWorks: https://dwapp01.tarleton.edu

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Degree Works not matching the catalog EXACTLY?): dw@tarleton.edu

Please steer students to MATH 1332: Contemporary Math, when appropriate. This course is a suitable option for algebra.




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Rusty Freed freed@tarleton.edu1914
Ramona Simpson  0766
Crystal Derrick  0769
Kali Key kkey@tarleton.edu0770
Elizabeth Johnson ejohnson@tarleton.edu0771
Christian Rodriguez crodriguez@tarleton.edu0773
Sheridan Mulkey smulkey@tarleton.edu1794
Katy CookHowell 101Akward@tarleton.edu9804
M.J. LoydGrant 304mloyd@tarleton.edu9830
Ashlee NoblinHonors Hall 1237noblin@tarleton.edu0550
Mekka SteinruckAutry 310steinruck@tarleton.edu1795

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Christy Price


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Cindy Hess


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Jamie Arlt


Transfer Services (Undergraduate Admissions)

They don't have access to DegreeWorks, just Banner

Rachel Lawson


TSI and test scores

Tanya Elston


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Elizabeth Johnson


Course substitution status or degree plans (anything DegreeWorks)

Emily Treadaway  treadaway@tarleton.edu

Graduation coordinatorAleisha Taylor9233
Compliance & Catalog Coordinator (Registrar's office)Michele Hancock9387
Registration & Records Coordinator (Registrar's office)Sharla Self  sself@tarleton.ed 
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College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Department of Agricultural and Consumer Sciences (Dept head:  Dr. Wayne Atchley)

     Agribusiness, B.S. degree

          Agricultural Economics concentration

          Agribusiness Management concentration

          Dairy Business Management concentration

          Personal and Small Business Financial Planning concentration

     Agricultural Services and Development, B.S. degree

          Agricultural Science with Teacher Certification concentration

          Agricultural Communication concentration

          Agri-industries and Agencies concentration

          Horticulture concentration

     Agricultural and Consumer Resources, M.S. degree

Department of Animal Science & Veterinary Technology (Dept head: Dr. W.F. "Frank" Owsley)

     Animal Science, B.S. degree

          Animal Industries concentration

          Animal Production concentration

          Animal Science concentration

          Food, Nutrition, and Meat Applications concentration

          Pre-Veterinary Medicine concentration

          Range and Ranch Management concentration

     Veterinary Technology, BAS degree

          Companion Animal concentration

          Equine concentration

          Veterinary Practice concentration

     Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, M.S. degree

Department of Wildlife, Sustainability and Ecosystem Sciences (Dept head: Dr. T. Wayne Schwertner)

     Environmental Science, B.S. degree

          Environmental Land and Water Science concentration

          Environmental Management and GIS concentration

          Environmental Policy concentration

     Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences, B.S. degree

          Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture concentration

          Fisheries Science concentration

          Food, Nutrition, and Meat Applications concentration

          Natural Resource Ecology & Crop Science concentration

          Pre-Veterinary Medicine concentration

          Soil Science concentration

          Sustainability concentration

          Wildlife Science concentration

     Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, M.S. degree

College of Business Administration

Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics (Dept head: Dr. Keldon Bauer)

     Accounting, B.B.A. degree

     Economics, B.S. degree

     Finance, B.B.A. degree

     Accounting, M.Acc. degree

Department of Marketing and Computer Information Systems

     Information Technology, B.A.A.S. degree

     Computer Information Systems, B.B.A. degree

     Marketing, B.B.A. degree

     Computer Information Systems, B.S. degree

     Information Systems, M.S. degree

Department of Management

     Administrative Systems, B.B.A. degree

     Applied Science, B.S.A.S. degree

     Business, B.A.A.S. degree

     General Business, B.B.A. degree

     Human Resources Management, B.B.A. degree

     International Business, B.B.A. degree

     Management, B.B.A degree

     Human Resources Management, M.S. degree

College of Education

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

     Interdisciplinary Studies, B.S. degree

          EC-6 Generalist with ESL concentration

          EC-6 Generalist with Bilingual/ESL Certification concentration

          All Level Special Education and EC-6 Generalist with ESL Certification concentration

          Middle School Generalist with ESL concentration

          Middle School Math with ESL concentration

          Middle School Science with ESL concentration

          Middle School Math/Science concentration

          Middle School Language Arts/Social Sciences with ESL concentration

          Child Life concentration

          Early Childhood track concentration

          Family Life Educator concentration

     Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed. degree

          English as a Second Language Specialist concentration

          Educational Diagnostician concentration

          Special Education concentration

          Technology Director concentration

          Instructional Design & Technology concentration

          Technology Applications concentration

          Curriculum Specialist concentration

          Instructional Specialist concentration

          Curriculum & Instructional Specialist concentration

          Certified Reading Specialist concentration

          Child and Family Studies concentration

          See page for TMATE Only Degree Options

Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

     Educational Administration, M.Ed. degree

     Educational Leadership, Ed.D. degree

     Superintendent Post-Master's Certification

     Principal Post-Master's Certification

Department of Kinesiology

     Kinesiology, B.S. degree

          Sport Pedagogy concentration

          Exercise and Allied Health Professions concentration

          Athletic Training concentration

          Fitness, Athletic, and Strength Training concentration

          Coaching, Athletic Administration, and Recreation concentration

     Athletic Training, M.S.A.T. degree

     Kinesiology, M.S. degree

          Athletic Administration concentration

          Health and Wellness concentration

          Sports Medicine concentration

          Interdisciplinary concentration

Department of Psychological Sciences

Psychology, B.S. degree

Applied Psychology, M.S. degree



College of Health Sciences and Human Services

Department of Counseling

     Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S. degree

Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Public Health

Department of Nursing

Department of Social Work


College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Department of Communication Studies

Department of Criminal Justice

Department of English and Languages

Department of Fine Arts

     Music Business

Department of Social Sciences

     Legal Studies


College of Science and Technology

Department of Biological Sciences

Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Physics

Department of Engineering and Computer Science

Department of Engineering Technology

Department of Mathematics


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Business Office Information

  • B1 Hold:  student has an outstanding balance of over $200 and it will impede their ability to register.  Questions during suspension hearings can be referred to Marenda at X9435

  • B4 Hold:  student has a balance of less than $200; it will not impede their ability to change courses, register, etc.  Short-term loans are a possibility.  Forms are available after accessing My Gateway.



Required to take FYS course:
1. FTIC students (includes students with dual credit coursework)
2. Transfer students with less than 30 hours of coursework
3. Students under the age of 25

Exempt from FYS course:
1. Students aged 25 or older
2. Transfer students with 30 or more hours of coursework
3. Any other student desiring an exemption based on significant life experiences (ex-military, students with children, etc.) may contact the appropriate dean or department head/academic affairs for determination of eligibility.

Exempt students may satisfy core curriculum requirement for FYS by:
1. Enrolling in Alternative UNIV class*
2. Substitution of another course that is core applicable

Contact Emily Treadaway to sub another core course w/o sub form

Acceptable transfer courses for FYS/ALT UNIV include PSYC 1100/1300, or EDUC 1100/1300

*Alternative Learning Frameworks course:
1. One credit hour course to be taken in lieu of FYS
2. Content driven by needs of non-traditional students identified via
     a. best practices in FYE literature for non-traditional students
     b. focus group feedback
3. Possible areas of focus include
     a. research skills
     b. technology skills
     c. navigating university systems (registration, Bb, DW)
4. Initially offered as a generic UNIV university-wide course in fall of 2014
5. Departments/Colleges may formulate content specific alternative UNIV if desired/needed

AP Credit

AP score      Course Credit                                 Hours

    2                 Spanish 1411                               4

    3                 Spanish 1411,1412                        8

    4                 Spanish 1411, 1412,2311              11

    5                 Spanish 1411,1412,2311, 2312      14


AP Score      Course Credit                                 Hours

     2               Germ 1411                                   4

     3               Germ 1411, 1412                           8

     4               Germ 1411, 1412,2311                  11

     5               Germ 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312        14


AP Score      Course Credit                                  Hours

     2               Fren 1411                                     4

     3               Fren 1411, 1412                             8

     4               Fren 1411, 1412, 2311                   11

     5               Fren 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312           14           

Bacterial Meningitis

 Meningitis vaccine

If an advisor has a student physically in Academic Advising Services, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and the only hold they have is for Bacterial Meningitis, we will move the hold for a few days to allow the student to register.  Please have the advisor contact me (x9124), Karen Hanshew (x9123), Rachel Lawson (x9353) or Tanya Elston (x9269) to move the hold forward for a few days. Please also have the advisor tell the student that if they do not have their vaccination record approved by August 1, they will be dropped from their classes.

As clarification, we will only move holds for Fall 2017 ONLY, not Summer 2017 since it starts on May 16.  We will move the hold for 2 days to allow the student time to register.  The student does not have to have submitted the record to have the hold moved.


To see who has a FERPA form on file, check SPACMT


Starting Summer and Fall 2017 the TSI Liable students needing to enroll in the MATH 0304 course will no longer be required to enroll in the matching UNIV 0204 lab 

on SPACMNT, TSI has its own code of 260


Undergraduate Funding Limit Rule:

The Texas Legislature passed legislation, Education Code, Sect. 54.014, on June 18, 2005, that allows an institution of higher education to charge resident, undergraduate student tuition at a higher rate if the student exceeds a certain number of attempted semester credit hours without obtaining an undergraduate degree.  The rate charged cannot exceed the rate charged to nonresident undergraduate students.

The State pays for about 2/3 of the actual costs needed for the University to be able to teach a class, and because of this significant investment, the State holds Tarleton accountable for making sure that students who start at Tarleton graduate.  Beginning Fall 2007, Tarleton began charging an additional $100.00 per semester credit hour for Texas resident students that have exceeded the following limits:

1.  Students that were enrolled in any Texas public institution prior to Fall 1999 are EXEMPT from this rule.

2.  Students that were enrolled in any Texas public institution between Fall 1999 and Summer 2006 are allowed 45 credit hours in addition to the hours required to complete their degree.  These hours are based on attempted hours.  (Most degrees require 120 hours).

3.  Students that were enrolled in any Texas public institution beginning Fall 2006 are allowed 30 credit hours in addition to the hours required to complete their degree.  These hours are based on attempted hours.   (Most degrees require 120 hours).

Students may file an appeal in an attempt to get these fees removed.  The appeal will have to be filed for each semester the student is enrolled until they graduate.  The Appeal Committee meets three times before each semester and students are notified via email at the end of the previous semester that if they enroll in the next semester, they will be charged excessive fees.  The guidelines for filing an appeal  are located on the Registrar’s website, http://www.tarleton.edu/registrar

Items needed to file an appeal:

1.  Completed appeal form submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

2.  A letter from their advisor stating that the courses the student is taking are required for their degree.  If this is the student’s last semester, then the letter should also state that the courses being taken are the only courses needed to complete their degree.



Secondary Certification Timeline





Complete English 1301 with a grade of C or better


Complete English 1302 with a grade of C or better



Complete 3-6 hours of Sophomore English with a C or better


Maintain 2.75 GPA on all coursework listed on Certificate Plan


Maintain 2.75 GPA in Teaching Fields



Meet with advisor and file a degree plan upon completion of 45 hours

Junior - First Semester


Complete EDUC 3320


Complete PSYC 3303 or 2308 or CHFS 3300


Meet with advisor to complete application to Teacher Education Program


Apply for Admission to TEP by semester deadlines:  Fall – October 15; Spring – February 15; Summer – July 1


Maintain 2.75 GPA overall or last 60 hours


Maintain 2.75 GPA on all Certificate Plan blocks.


Gain admission to Tarleton Teacher Education Program

Junior - Second Semester


Complete EDUC 3330


Complete READ 3351


Maintain 2.75 GPA on all Certificate Plan blocks.


One year prior to clinical teaching semester, attend a mandatory meeting covering how to apply to clinical teach and testing requirements - September for Fall clinical teaching or January for Spring clinical teaching (those taking EDUC 3330 over the summer must attend January meeting and submit application by February 3)


Apply for Admission to Clinical Teaching one year prior to clinical teaching semester deadlines are September 30 for Fall Clinical Teaching; February 3 for Spring Clinical Teaching (also includes those taking EDUC 3330 over the summer)


Complete test preparation programs for each certification exam area.  Turn in Test Request forms w/scores to EDUC 3330 professor by due date.


Maintain 2.75 GPA on all Certificate Plan blocks.

Senior - First Semester


Complete Education 4330


Pass Content and PPR TExES Exams.


Maintain 2.75 GPA on all Certificate Plan blocks.


Apply for Graduation

  Senior – Second    





Complete clinical teaching


Apply for Teacher Certification at end of semester




Banner Abbreviations


  • if student is accepted to the University

  • warning/probation/suspension

  • all transferred classes


SOATEST for Math and English Status and other test scores

SHADEGR to see if a Degree Plan has been filed

WOAHOLD for registration holds


SOAPCOL shows prior college info (transfer information)

SFAALST look up students in any course; grades and class roster

SFAREGQ student's schedule 

NCAA Eligibility

  • A student-athlete MUST be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours per semester

  • A student-athlete must complete 24 countable hours per year

  • 18 countable hours must come from a regular term (fall/spring)

  • Must file a degree plan entering their 5th full-time semester

  • Remedial courses count only freshman year (DGS 100 is never countable)

  • Repeated courses are only countable if the student made an "F" the first time.  If a student needs to repeat a "D" for a certain degree, TSI, etc., it is best done during the summer term.

  • Only 6 hours of PE 100 level courses can be counted (no matter what degree the student is working towards), so it is not a good practice to put stuens in these courses to reach their 12 required hours per semester





Agricultural and Consumer Sciences
Animal Science & Veterinary Technology

We are having an issue with Degree Works that apparently cannot be corrected.  According to the catalog (see below), we require 4 hours of genetics.  It was BIOL 303 or PSSC 309, followed by BIOL 3403 or AGRI 3409, followed by AGRI 3409 or BIOL 3303 AND BIOL 3103.  Degree Works lists the requirement as 4 hours, AGRI 3409 or (BIOL 3303 or 3103).

How can I let the folks in Academic Advising know that students must have 4 hours of genetics?  There is a lot of confusion and miscommunication.  Without 4 hours of genetics, students will not have the prerequisites for ANSC 3319:

ANSC 3319. Animal Breeding. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Specialized study of the application of genetic principles to livestock breeding. Improvement of the economic traits of farm animals by utilizing the principles of heritability and selection. Breeding and selection systems in cattle, swine, sheep, and horse production. Prerequisites: AGRI 3409, or BIOL 3303 and BIOL 3103, or BIOL 3403, or equivalent.

W. F. “Frank” Owsley, Ph.D., PAS, Diplomate – ACAS Professor and Department Head

Animal Science and Veterinary Technology Department


Animal Science has 3 degrees:

  1. Animal Science:  ideal for pre-vet students; excellent for graduate school preparation; the most rigorous of the three

  2. Animal Production:  best choice for students who struggle with math (Statistics is not required, only 4 hours of biology and 4 hours of chemistry required); requires an internship; very flexible (allows 14 hours of electives in ASC, AGSD, BIOL, or business fields); provides skills to work in entry-level positions in the Ag industry

  3. Animal Industries:  excellent combination of Animal Science and basic Business courses; can build a Business minor into the degree requirements if desired

New program:  BAT in Vet Tech

  • Complete 2 years at a Bet Tech program and complete the upper-level portion at Tarleton

  • BAT will be offered online only

  • in partnership with Cedar Valley College (in Dallas)

  • a small animal program component will be developed for this program




Wildlife, Sustainability and Ecosystem Sciences

Wildlife Management

Wildlife Management has 2 concentrations:

  • Certified Wildlife Biologist (95%); certification is not very critical for most jobs, but meeting the requirements is important for the integrity of the degree; excellent choice for students wanting to work as a natural resource manager in a park or reserve

  • Wildlife Production: (5%) to manage an operation, animal breeding etc.





Accounting, Finance, and Economics
Marketing and Computer Information Systems


For MKTG majors, please DISCOURAGE students attempting to enroll in MKTG 416 and GB 459 during the same semester.  Both are capstones and both are WI


  • Difference between CIS and CS link (also 3 hrs of math vs. 18 hrs of math)

  • CIS majors are not required to take CIS 103; their 1st course is CIS 110

  • Software Engineering and Database Design is not offered here (that was from Killeen)

  • Non-traditional baccalaureate degrees:  Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (BAAS) and Bachelor of Science - Applied Science

BS degree is more common than the BBA degree in our area.  The difference between the two is the BBA focuses mostly on business classes and has fewer CIS classes.  The BS has fewer business classes and more CIS classes. 



  • Difference between BS and BBA in Management:  BS degree has an additional quantitative Management requirement and no advanced COMS or ACC/FIN/ECO requirement.  Offers a bit more flexibility with electives.

  • BBA in Human Resource Management include required HR MGMT courses GB 434 (Employment Law - offered fall only)

  • Administrative Systems is an office management-related degree.  Use the BS ADMS without Educator Cert if they do not want to teach.

  • For BS Management needing to complete MGMT 422 during the Spring 2012 semester, acceptable substitutions are:

MGMT 486 - Occupational Safety and Health

Offered as 1st and 2nd 8 Week sessions ONLINE

(Cross-listed with the Engineering Department)




MGMT 320 - Industrial Safety

ONLINE (Regular 16 week course)




Curriculum & Instruction

  Secondary Certification Timeline


Educational Leadership & Policy Studies



All-level certification:  need a second teaching field.  History is ok, but may be more marketable in math or science.  Dept will work with other disciplines to prepare students to test for second teaching field.  If the student wants Secondary Certification to teach any subject along with PE, they need to major in the subject area with KIN as a minor.  If the student wants to teach Junior high, they must major in All-level KIN with an additional teaching field

Athletic Training - must see Dr. Steve Simpson and take KINE 212 their first semester

Fitness Management is best concentration for pre-physical therapy; Dr. Blevins is the advisor for that.  This is the easiest degree.

Take A&P in 2nd year

Sports medicine/athletic training - they want to advise their own:  see Dr. Crews or Dr. Simpson


Psychological Sciences



Medical Laboratory Sciences and Public Health
Social Work


Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
English and Languages


Fine Arts


Social Sciences

Advising calls should be routed to the dept extension - 9021 so that Jeannie can direct them to faculty or to Michelle


Legal Studies

Legal Studies (Pre-Law) webpage.  Currently, Legal Studies is merely a concentration under both B.A. and B.S. Political Science degrees.  The hope for the 2018-2019 academic year is that Legal Studies becomes its own B.A. with two concentrations, including paralegal certification, and remain under the auspice of the Department of Social Sciences.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Michelle Loyd at x9830 or email at mloyd@tarleton.edu .  Dr. Benjamin Newton is the coordinator of the program.

  • The Legal Studies B.A. will require students to maintain a 3.0 GPA.

  • Required lower-level courses should be taken at Tarleton. 

  •  GOVT 2305 needs to be taken with Dr. Benjamin Newton.  For the Fall 2017 semester, those sections are 80345 and 87706.  As we all know, most students come to us with GOVT 2305 already on their transcripts.  In such cases, Dr. Newton would like students to take POLS 4301 (Constitutional Law I) to use as a litmus test of sorts. 

  • Again, assuming students do not already have the credit, they should take COMM 1315 for the Gen Ed requirement. 

  • Finally, if a student has completed ENGL 1301/1302 and the LPCL core area, ENGL 3309 becomes their next option. 






Biological Sciences
Chemistry, Geosciences, and Physics


  • If only 1 chemistry course is needed for the degree, take CHEM 103.  If more than one are required, take CHEM 105, then 108

  • Delaying Chemistry by one semester has an impact on the student due to course rotations.  However, if student is in developmental math courses and want to do Chemistry, wait on the first Chemistry class until they are in College Algebra

  • Encourage students to challenge the Math placement.  It is required for a Chemistry degree that they take Calculus II so it is best for students to be placed in the highest math possible.

  • Send transfer Chemistry majors to the department immediately

  • Chem 105 is a pre-req for CHEM 108, even if it isn't on the degree plan.  Those wishing to skip CHEM 105 can take a placement test in the testing center


Faculty Advisors

       Dr. Morgan is focusing on GEOS FTICs, ESWC, GEOL, & SCIC
       Dr. Ronck is focusing on GEOS FTICs, GEOL, PGEO
       Dr. Thompson is focusing on GEOS FTICs, ENVS, HGEO


Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering and Computer Science

8 Semester Plans:  CS


Do not remove dept holds for ENCS majors.  Contact the office at 968-9863 and speak with Megan to consult with the correct person.  Then push back the hold.  In DegreeWorks notes, indicate that you did speak with the dept for advising.  Question: ask Ashley Rather.

Computer Science

  • COSC 1302, 1310, 2321, 2331, and 2448 are now offered every semester, not just Fall or Spring

Degree plans under Engineering Computer Science (Dr. Martinez):

Civil Engineering (CVEN)

Computer Science (CS)

  • Difference between CIS and CS link (also 3 hrs of math vs. 18 hrs of math)

  • CIS majors are not required to take CIS 103; their 1st course is CIS 110

  • Software Engineering and Database Design is not offered here (that was from Killeen)

  • Non-traditional baccalaureate degrees:  Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (BAAS) and Bachelor of Science - Applied Science (BS APSC) Send to Jason Sharp/Robin Wells (9047)

Electrical Engineering (ELEN)

Environmental Engineering (ENVE)

Mechanical Engineering (MEEN)






Engineering Technology

Degree plans under Engineering Technology (Dr. Gray):

Construction Science (CNST)

Industrial Technology (IT)

Manufacturing Engineering Tech (MET)

Manufacturing and Industrial Management (MIM)

Mechanical Engineering Technology (MECH)