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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

Advisor: Dr. Todd Willian (todd.willian@wku.edu)

Colonnade Requirements 39 hours

Basic Agriculture Requirements 29 hours - effective Fall 2017

  • AGRO 110 Intro to Plant Science (3 hrs)
  • ANSC 140 Intro to Animal Science (3 hrs)
  • AGEC 160 Intro to Agribusiness (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) OR
    • AGEC 360 Agricultural Economics (3 hrs) OR
    • AGMC 326 Precision Agriculture (3hrs)
  • AGRO 350 Soils (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 Laboratory Courses 

  • AGRO 351 Soils Lab (1 hr)
  • AGRO 111

Select 18 hrs from the following courses:

  • AGRO 310 Pest Management (3 hrs)
  • AGRO 409/410 Weed Science/Laboratory (3 hrs)
  • AGRO 414 Crop Improvement (3 hrs)
  • AGRO 420/421 Forage Crops/Laboratory (3 hrs)
  • AGRO 422 Field Crops (3 hrs)
  • AGEC 361 Farm Management (3 hrs)
  • AGRO 352 Soil Fertility (3 hrs)
  • AGRO 418 Plant Pathology (3 hrs)
  • AGEC 391 Commodity Futures Mkt. (3 hrs)

Select 3 hrs from the following courses:

  • AGRO 452 Soil Microbiology
  • AGRO 454 Soil Management & Conservation
  • AGRO 457/458 Soil Formation, Classification & Mapping/Lab
  • AGRI 315 Water in Ag (3 hrs)
  • AGRI 493 Sustainable Ag (3 hrs)
 

Electives to complete 120 hours

field crops

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