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Agronomy- Plant Science Concentration

The Agronomy- Plant Science concentration involves the study of small grains, corn, soybeans, forages and other farm crops with emphasis on plant growth and development as well as management for profitable crop production.  This area prepares students for careers in seed, pesticide and grain industries or agencies.

Sample 4 year degree path

Advisors: Dr. Todd Willian and Dr. Linda Brown

Colonnade Requirements 39 hours

Basic Agriculture Requirements 29 hours - effective Fall 2016

  • AGRO 110 Intro to Plant Science (3 hrs)
  • ANSC 140 Intro to Animal Science (3 hrs)
  • AGMC 170/171 Ag Mech/Lab (2/1 hrs)
  • AGRI 175 University Experience for Ag Majors (1 hr)
  • AGMC 176 Agriculture Safety (2 hrs)
  • AGRI 291 Intro Data Analysis (3 hrs) OR
    • AGRI 491 Data Analysis & Interpretation (3 hrs)
  • AGRO 320 Crop Physiology OR
    • ANSC 345 Animal Nutrition (3 hrs)
  • AGRO 350 Soils (3 hrs)
  • AGEC 360 Agricultural Economics (3 hrs)
  • AGRI 397 Agriculture Career Planning (1 hr)
  • AGRI 398 Seminar (1 hr)
  • AGRI 494 Contemporary Agriculture Issues (3 hrs) Must be senior
    standing to enroll in this course

 Required Soils Course 1 hour

  • AGRO 351

 Suggested Plant Science Courses 12 hours (any 4 of the following)

  • AGRO 310 Pest Management
  • AGRO 409/410 Weed Science/Laboratory
  • AGRO 414 Crop Improvement
  • AGRO 420/421 Forage Crops/Laboratory
  • AGRO 422 Field Crops
  • AGRO 475 Special Topics in Agronomy
  • HORT 475 Special Topics in Horticulture

Suggested Soil Science Courses 6 hours (any 2 of the following)

  • AGRO 352 Soil Fertility & Fertilizers
  • AGRO 452 Soil Microbiology
  • AGRO 454 Soil Management & Conservation
  • AGRO 455/456 Soil Chemistry/Laboratory (only offered by request)
  • AGRO 457/458 Soil Formation, Classification & Mapping/Lab

 

Suggested Agriculture Electives- To complete requirements for major (2 hour minimum) (Agriculture electives can come from any of the following areas: Agronomy, Horticulture, Agricultural Mechanization, Animal Science, Agriculture, Agricultural Education, and/or Agricultural Economics

 

Electives to complete 120 hours

field crops

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