University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences (AGRO)
Agronomy is concerned with the principles and practices of field crop production and the conservation of soils and land resources. Areas of emphasis include crop production and protection, plant breeding, forage management, nutrient management, and soil conservation and fertility. Education in this minor emphasizes the principles of plant and soil management and the basic sciences upon which these principles are grounded. A minor in agronomy can complement several majors, and will enhance career opportunities in farm management and the agricultural industry. Employment possibilities include farm chemical and fertilizer store managers, sales representatives, field and laboratory technicians, crop management consultants, extension agents, soil and water conservationists, and inspectors for various state and federal regulatory agencies.
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES: (6 credits)
AGRO 28(3), SOILS 101 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ADDITIONAL COURSES: (6-7 credits)
Select 6 credits from AGRO 410(4), AGRO 423(3), AGRO 425(3), AGRO 438(4), or SOILS 402(3) (Sem: 5-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (5-6 credits)
Select 5-6 credits in consultation with an adviser (Sem: 5-8)
Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2013
Blue Sheet Item #: 42-02-001
Review Date: 10/08/2013