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College of Agriculture

Sustainable Agronomic Systems: Agronomic Business and Marketing

This Department of Agronomy concentration prepares students to meet the high demand for professionals in technical sales and marketing or professional field agronomy with strength in business. Students have the flexibility to tailor plans of study that meet their individualized interests and needs by combining strengths in business, marketing and agronomy. The unique advantage of this concentration is the primary strength generated in cropping system management amplified by strength in agribusiness management.

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)
(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I) (4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry) (3) Agronomy selective
(3) MA 22000 (Introduction to Calculus) or
MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I)
(3) Core economics selective
(3) Agronomy crops selective
(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)
(3) BTNY 30100 (Introductory Plant Pathology) (3) Agronomy selective
(4) CHM 25700 (Organic Chemistry) (3) Ecology or plant ecology selective
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication) (3) Written or oral communication selective
(3) Humanities selective
(17) (15)


Junior Year

Fifth Semester
Sixth Semester
(3) AGEC 31100 (Accounting for Farm Business Planning) or MGMT 20010 (Introductory Accounting for Non-Management Majors) (3) AGEC 20300 (Introductory Economics for Food and Agribusiness) or (4) AGEC 41100 (Farm Management)*
(2) ENTM 20600 (General Entomology) (3) AGEC 31000 (Farm Organization) or
(3) AGEC 33000 (Management Methods for Agricultural Business)
(1) ENTM 20700 (General Entomology Laboratory) (3) AGRY 32000 (Genetics)
(4) Mathematics or sciences selectives (3) BTNY 30400 (Introductory Weed Science)
(3) Social science or humanities selective (4) Mathematics or sciences selectives
(3) Elective (1) Science selective
(16) (17)


Senior Year

Seventh Semester
Eighth Semester
(3) AGEC 33100 (Principles of Selling in Agricultural Business) (9) Agricultural economics, consumer science and retailing, or organizational leadership and supervision selectives
(1) AGRY 49800 (Agronomy Senior Seminar) (6) Electives
(3) ENGL 42000 (Business Writing)
(3) Humanities selective
(3) Social science selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
(16) (15)

* Reduce elective requirements by one credit if AGEC 41100 is selected.