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College of Agriculture

Crop Science

This Department of Agronomy option provides an education in the basic sciences, with applications in crop plant management and crop improvement. Course flexibility permits designing a specific program for each student. Students are especially qualified for graduate study in plant nutrition, environmental science, crop physiology and ecology, biotechnology and plant genetics, and plant breeding. Employment opportunities are numerous and encompass a broad range in science, business and education.

Credit Hours Required: 132 (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) (4) BIOL 11100 (Fundamentals of Biology II) or BTNY 11000 (Introduction to Plant Science)
(0.5) AGR 11300 (Introduction to Agronomy Academic Programs) (3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(3) AGRY 10500 (Crop Production) (3) MA 22400 (Introductory Analysis II)
(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I) (3) Agronomy selective
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry) (3) Core economics selective
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)  
(3) MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I)  
(18) (16)


Sophomore Year

Third Semester
Fourth Semester
(3) AGRY 25500 (Soil Science) (3) AGRY 36500 (Soil Fertility)
(1) AGRY 39800 (Agronomy Seminar) (3) STAT 50300 (Statistical Methods for Biology)
(4) CHM 25700 (Organic Chemistry) (3) Additional science selective
(1) CHM 25701 (Organic Chemistry Laboratory) (3) Agronomy selective
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech
Communication)
(6) Electives
(3) Elective  
(15) (18)


Junior Year

Fifth Semester
Sixth Semester
(3) AGRY 32000 (Genetics) (3) AGRY 33500 (Weather and Climate)
(1) AGRY 32100 (Genetics Laboratory) (3) BTNY 30200 (Plant Ecology)
(3) BTNY 30100 (Introductory Plant Pathology) (4) PHYS 22100 (General Physics)
(4) PHYS 22000 (General Physics) (3) Humanities selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective (3) Written or oral communication selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
(17) (16)


Senior Year

Seventh Semester
Eighth Semester
(1) AGRY 49800 (Agronomy Senior Seminar) (3) AGRY 52500 (Crop Physiology and Ecology) or (4) HORT 30100 (Plant Physiology)*
(3) BCHM 30700 (Biochemistry) (3) BTNY 30400 (Introductory Weed Science)
(1) BCHM 30900 (Biochemistry Laboratory) (3) Agricultural economics, economics, management or organizational leadership and supervision selective
(4) BTNY 31600 (Plant Anatomy) (3) Agronomy selective
(2) ENTM 20600 (General Entomology) (3) Humanities selective
(1) ENTM 20700 (General Entomology Laboratory)
(3) Social science selective
(2) Elective
(17) (15)

* Reduce elective requirements by one credit if HORT 30100 is selected.