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Agronomy Degree Requirements

Degree requirements subject to change; please contact an advisor for the most current requirements.

Two options are available in the agronomy major. In addition to the completion of the requirements of the major listed, you must elect an option and complete 25 credits from the requirements for that option. To deviate from the courses required within an option, you must file a formal petition, subject to approval by departmental committee. You should develop a specific program of study in consultation with a departmental agronomy advisor.

General Courses
At least 24 credits from agronomy and soil science courses with a grade of C or above, including the following:
AGRO 100G, Introduction to Plant Science 4
AGRO 305, Principles of Genetics 3
AGRO 365, Principles of Crop Production 4
AGRO 447, Seminar 1
AGRO 483, Sustainable Production of Agronomic Crops 3
SOIL 252, Soils 3
SOIL 252L, Soils Laboratory 1
SOIL 312, Soil Management and Fertility 3
SOIL 312, Soil Management and Fertility Lab1
Other Required Courses Include:
AG E 250, Life with Microcomputers3
BIOL 111G, Natural History of Life, or BIOL 211G, Cellular and Organismal Biology3
CHEM 111G, 112G, General Chemistry I, II8
CHEM 211, Organic Chemistry4
EPWS 311, Introduction to Weed Science; or EPWS 303, Economic Entomology; or EPWS 310, Plant Pathology4
A ST 311, Statistical Applications3
MATH - to equal the proficiency level of MATH 142G or MATH 121G3
OPTION: Crop Consulting
Required courses marked with an asterisk*
AGRO 365, Principles of Crop Production*4
AGRO 462, Plant Breeding*3
AGRO 492, Diagnosing Plant Disorders*3
AG E 236, Agribusiness Management Principles3
AG E 315V, World Agriculture and Food Problems3
AG E 450, Advanced Microcomputer Applications in Agriculture3
AGRO 311, Introduction to Weed Science4
B A 202, Small Business Enterprise3
EPWS 314, Plant Physiology3
EPWS 455, Advanced Integrated Pest Management3
EPWS 456, Biological Control3
HORT 471, Plant Mineral Nutrition3
HORT 485, Vegetable Crop Management3
SOIL 312, Soil Management and Fertility3
SOIL 312L, Soil Management and Fertility Lab1
SOIL 456, Irrigation and Drainage3
SPAN 111, Elementary Spanish I4
SPAN 211, Intermediate Spanish I3
OPTION: General Agronomy
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AG E 236, Agribusiness Management Principles3
AG E 305, Marketing and Pricing Agricultural Products3
AG E 315V, World Agriculture and Food Problems3
AGRO 357, Climatology3
AGRO 391, Internship1-3
AGRO 471, Plant Mineral Nutrition*3
AGRO 492, Diagnosing Plant Disorders*3
BIOL 312, Plant Taxonomy4
BIOL 313, Structure and Function of Plants*4
BLAW 316, Legal Environment of Business3
EPWS 314, Plant Physiology3
HORT 250, Plant Propagation3
HORT 350, Arboriculture3
HORT 485, Vegetable Crop Management3
RGSC 294, Rangeland Resource Management3
RGSC 325, Rangeland Restoration Ecology3
SOIL 456, Irrigation and Drainage3