Agronomy - Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Agronomy is an understanding of the principles of plant and soil science and an application of these principles in the production of crops. Commercial sector careers include positions in agricultural consulting companies, agricultural seed or chemical companies, research and development with commercial companies, as well as farm and/or ranch management. Careers in county, state or federal agencies are in the areas of USDA, Cooperative Extension Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.

The Agronomy major has two concentrations that are available, Crop Consulting and General Agronomy. In addition to the completion of the requirements of the major listed above, you must elect a concentration and complete 25 credits from the requirements for that option. To deviate from the courses required within a concentration, 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.

Agronomy and Soil Science Courses 1
AGRO 100GIntroductory Plant Science4
AGRO 305Principles of Genetics3
AGRO 365Principles of Crop Production4
AGRO 447Seminar1
AGRO 483Sustainable Production of Agronomic Crops4
SOIL 252Soils3
SOIL 252 LSoils Laboratory1
SOIL 312Soil Management and Fertility3
SOIL 312 LSoil Management and Fertility Lab1
Other Required Courses
A ST 311Statistical Applications3
AG E 250Technology and Communication for Business Management3
AGRO 449Special Problems1-3
Natural History of Life
and Cellular and Organismal Biology
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I4
CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II4
CHEM 211Organic Chemistry4
Select 3 credits from MATH – to equal the proficiency level of MATH 142G or MATH 121G3
Select one from the following:4
Economic Entomology3
Plant Pathology4
Introduction to Weed Science4
Program Concentrations
Crop Consulting or General Agronomy Concentration25
Total Credits81-83

requires a grade of C- or above in agronomy and soil science courses

Concentration: Crop Consulting

Required Courses
AG E 236Principles of Food and Agribusiness Management3
AG E 315VWorld Agriculture and Food Problems3
AG E 450Spreadsheet Applications in Food and Agriculture3
AGRO 311Introduction to Weed Science4
AGRO 365Principles of Crop Production (mandatory course)4
AGRO 462Plant Breeding (mandatory course)3
AGRO 483Sustainable Production of Agronomic Crops (mandatory course)4
AGRO 492Diagnosing Plant Disorders (mandatory course)3
B A 202Small Business Enterprise3
EPWS 314Plant Physiology3
EPWS 455Advanced Integrated Pest Management3
EPWS 373Fungal Biology3
HORT 471Plant Mineral Nutrition3
HORT 485Vegetable Crop Management4
SOIL 456Irrigation and Drainage3
SOIL 476Soil Microbiology3
SPAN 111Elementary Spanish I4
SPAN 211Intermediate Spanish I3
Total Credits59

Concentration: General Agronomy

Required Courses
AG E 236Principles of Food and Agribusiness Management3
AG E 305Marketing and Food Agricultural Products3
AG E 315VWorld Agriculture and Food Problems3
AGRO 391Internship1-6
AGRO 471Plant Mineral Nutrition (mandatory course)3
AGRO 492Diagnosing Plant Disorders (mandatory course)3
BIOL 312Plant Taxonomy3
BIOL 313Structure and Function of Plants (mandatory course)3
BLAW 316Legal Environment of Business3
EPWS 314Plant Physiology3
HORT 250Plant Propagation3
HORT 485Vegetable Crop Management4
RGSC 294Rangeland Resource Management3
RGSC 325Rangeland Restoration Ecology3
SOIL 456Irrigation and Drainage3
Total Credits44-49