Agronomy, Minor

Program Code: AGRO_UMNR

PROGRAM Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
AGRO 28Principles of Crop Management3
SOILS 101Introductory Soil Science Keystone/General Education Course3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6 credits of the following:6
Physiology of Agricultural Crops
Forage Crop Management
Field Crop Management
Principles of Weed Management
Soil Nutrient Behavior and Management
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 5-6 credits in consultation with an adviser5-6

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Heather Karsten
Associate Professor of Crop Production/Ecology
251 Agricutlural Sciences and Industries Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-3179
hdk3@psu.edu

Career Paths

The minor will prepare students for careers related to farm management, plant science research, soil and water resource conservation, cooperative extension, crop protection and management, or for positions with regulatory agencies within the agricultural sector.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES WITH A MINOR IN AGRONOMY

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Contact

University Park

DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCE
101 Tyson Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-2571
hdk3@psu.edu

http://plantscience.psu.edu/contact