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College of Agriculture

Sustainable Agronomic Systems: Agronomic Management

This Department of Agronomy concentration is for students interested in applying basic agronomic information to practical solutions of problems. Students select courses in areas such as soils and plant nutrition; cropping systems; weed, insect and disease management; and other areas to construct a plan of study aligned with their interests. This is an ideal option for students who plan to become a professional crops/soils manager as an agronomist, farm manager, soil conservationist or a related profession. Graduates enter technical and management positions in a wide variety of areas.

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)(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)(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I)(3) Agronomy selective
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry)(3) Core economics selective
(3) MA 22000 (Introduction to Calculus) or
MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I)
(3) Elective
(17) (17)

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

Junior Year
Fifth Semester
Sixth Semester
(6) Directed selectives(3) AGRY 32000 (Genetics)
(4) Mathematics or sciences selectives(1) AGRY 32100 (Genetics Laboratory)
(3) Social science or humanities selective(6) Directed selectives
(3) Elective (4) Mathematics or sciences selectives
(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
(6) Directed selectives(6) Electives
(3) Humanities selective
(3) Social science selective
(3) Elective
(16) (15)