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College of Agriculture

Sustainable Agronomic Systems: International Agronomy

This Department of Agronomy concentration is designed for students interested in the agronomic aspects of international agricultural development. Students in this option build a strong foundation in science to go along with their study of international trade, culture, religion, language, food security and agricultural development. The program prepares students for opportunities in world agriculture through careers with social action agencies, such as agricultural missions, International Voluntary Service, Peace Corps, other U.S. government programs and private volunteer organizations. Also, opportunities are available in international agricultural development, private foundations, and international and U.S. government assistance agencies.

Credit Hours Required: 130 (See Core Graduation Requirements for Additional Information.)

Freshman Year
First Semester
Second Semester
(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University)(3) AGRY 28500 (World Crop Adaptation and Distribution)
(0.5) AGR 11300 (Introduction to Agronomy Academic Programs)(4) BIOL 11100 (Fundamentals of Biology II) or BTNY 11000 (Introduction to Plant Science)
(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I)(3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry)(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
(3) MA 22000 (Introduction to Calculus) or
MA 22300
(Introductory Analysis I)
(3) Core economics selective
(3) Directed selective
(3) Elective
(17) (17)

Sophomore Year
Third Semester
Fourth Semester
(3) AGRY 25500 (Soil Science)(3) AGRY 33500 (Weather and Climate)
(1) AGRY 39800 (Agronomy Seminar)(3) AGRY 36500 (Soil Fertility)
(4) CHM 25700 (Organic Chemistry)(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)(3) Ecology or plant ecology selective
(3) Directed selective(3) Written or oral communication selective
(3) Foreign language selective
(17) (15)

Junior Year
Fifth Semester
Sixth Semester
(3) AGEC 45000 (International Agricultural Trade)(3) AGEC 34000 (Economics of World Development)
(3) Directed selective(3) AGRY 32000 (Genetics)
(3) Foreign language selective(3) AGRY 35000 (Global Awareness)
(4) Mathematics or sciences selectives(2) Conversation language selective
(3) Elective(2) Mathematics or sciences selective
(1) Science selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
(16) (17)

Senior Year
Seventh Semester
Eighth Semester
(1) AGRY 49800 (Agronomy Senior Seminar)(9) Directed selectives
(3) AGRY 57000 (Agronomy in International Development)(6) Electives
(3) AGRY 59800 (Special Problems-International Experience)
(3) Foreign language selective
(3) Social science selective
(3) Elective
(16) (15)