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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agronomy (B.S.)

Agronomy includes crop, soil, weed, range, and environmental sciences.  Students in agronomy have diverse interests, including crop production and physiology; crop breeding; soil management, fertility, and conservation; soil and water quality; physical and chemical properties of soils; forages; and range management. 

Bachelor’s degree requirements


Students majoring in agronomy are required to complete the following courses, plus those in the option that the student selects.

  • Organic/biochemistry Credits: (3–5)
  • Physics Credits: (4)
  • Social sciences/humanities electives Credits: (3–9)
  • Communications elective Credits: (3)

All options except soil and environmental science require

Choose from the following:

General Education

Agronomy majors must include 18 credit hours of university general education courses, with at least 6 credit hours numbered ≥ 300. At least one university general education course must be taken in each of the following categories: (a) biological and physical sciences, (b) communications, social sciences, and humanities, (c) agriculture, and (d) free electives.


Additional courses required for specific option

Business and industry option

  • Agronomy electives Credits: (9)
  • General agriculture elective Credits: (3)
  • Agricultural economics or business Credits: (12)

Choose one from the following:

  • Electives Credits: (8–11)

Plant science and biotechnology option

  • Agronomy electives Credits: (6)
    selected from AGRON 500-790, excluding 600, 615, 670
  • Electives Credits: (12–13)


Research center, laboratory, and greenhouse facilities are used by the Department of Agronomy for both research and instruction.

Total hours required for graduation (127)