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College of Agriculture

Soil and Hydrologic Science

This Department of Agronomy option provides a strong science education, while preparing students to apply this knowledge in many technical phases of plant, soil and environmental management. Opportunities are numerous and encompass a broad range of science, management and education with diverse applications addressing agricultural water use, food security, soil and water quality, and secure water supplies. Students are especially qualified for graduate study in hydrology, water resources, soil chemistry, soil physics, soil microbiology, environmental science, soil mineralogy and genesis, and ecology.

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)
(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I) (3) MA 22400 (Introductory Analysis II)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry) (3) Core economics selective
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) (3) Elective
(3) MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I)
(15) (16)

Sophomore Year
Third Semester
Fourth Semester
(3) AGRY 25500 (Soil Science) (3) AGRY 36500 (Soil Fertility)
(3) AGRY 29000 (Introduction to Environmental Science) (4) PHYS 22000 (General Physics)
(1) AGRY 39800 (Agronomy Seminar) (3) Ecology selective
(4) CHM 25700 (Organic Chemistry) (3) Humanities selective
(1) CHM 25701 (Organic Chemistry Laboratory) (3) Elective
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) Crop or plant science selective
(18) (16)

Junior Year
Fifth Semester
Sixth Semester
(4) AGRY 38500 (Environmental Soil Chemistry) or (3) AGRY 34900 (Soil Ecology)* (3) AGRY 33700 (Environmental Hydrology)
(4) PHYS 22100 (General Physics) (3) STAT 50300 (Statistical Methods for Biology)
(3) Earth and atmospheric sciences (geology) selective (3) Engineering or science selective
(3) Humanities selective (3) Genetics, crop physiology and ecology, or biochemistry selective
(3) Elective (3) Social science or humanities selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective
(17) (18)

Senior Year
Seventh Semester
Eighth Semester
(3) AGRY 45000 (Soil Conservation and Water Management) or AGRY 58500 (Soils and Land Use) (3) AGRY 33500 (Weather and Climate)
(3) AGRY 46500 (Soil Physical Properties) (3) Agricultural economics, economics, management, or organizational leadership and supervision selective
(1) AGRY 49800 (Agronomy Senior Seminar) (3) Engineering or science selective
(3) AGRY 56500 (Soil Classification, Genesis and Survey) (3) Social science selective
(3) Engineering or science selective (4) Electives
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+level)
(16) (16)

* Increase elective requirements by one credit if AGRY 34900 is selected.