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.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1 14
English Composition - Level 2
Choose from one of the following:3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Oral Communication 13
Area II: Mathematics
Choose from one of the following:3
College Algebra3
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3
Area III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry II4
Area IV: Social & Behavorial Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective4
Introductory Plant Science
Viewing A Wider World 26
Departmental/College Requirements
AG E 250Technology and Communication for Business Management3
AGRO 305Principles of Genetics (or GENE 320 AND EPWS 301)3
AGRO 311Introduction to Weed Science4
AGRO 365Principles of Crop Production4
AGRO 447Seminar1
AGRO 449Special Problems1-3
AGRO 462Plant Breeding3
AGRO 471Plant Mineral Nutrition3
AGRO 483Sustainable Production of Agronomic Crops4
or HORT 485 Vegetable Crop Management
AGRO 492Diagnosing Plant Disorders3
EPWS 303Economic Entomology3
EPWS 310Plant Pathology4
EPWS 314Plant Physiology3
SOIL 252Soils3
SOIL 252 LSoils Laboratory1
SOIL 312Soil Management and Fertility3
SOIL 312 LSoil Management and Fertility Lab1
Other Required Courses
Choose 10 credits from the following:10
Principles of Food and Agribusiness Management3
Marketing and Food Agricultural Products3
World Agriculture and Food Problems3
Plant Propagation3
Internship1-6
Plant Taxonomy3
Economic Entomology3
Legal Environment of Business3
Agricultural Biotechnology3
Fungal Biology3
Advanced Integrated Pest Management3
Crop Physiology3
Rangeland Resource Management3
Irrigation and Drainage3
Elementary Spanish I4
Elementary Spanish II4
Intermediate Spanish I3
Non- Departmental Requirements (other than Gen.Ed/VWW)
A ST 311Statistical Applications3
BIOL 111GNatural History of Life3
BIOL 211GCellular and Organismal Biology3
BIOL 313Structure and Function of Plants3
CHEM 211Organic Chemistry4
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 37-5
Total Credits120