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majors_minors: Crop Science

Title

Crop Science

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science

Minor Code

 

Advisor's Name

Lee E. Schweitzer

Advisor's Phone

(765) 494-4789

Advisor's Email

lschweitzer@purdue.edu

Information

This Department of Agronomy option provides an education in the basic sciences, with applications in crop plant management and crop improvement. Course flexibility permits designing a specific program for each student. Students are especially qualified for graduate study in plant nutrition, environmental science, crop physiology and ecology, biotechnology and plant genetics, and plant breeding. Employment opportunities are numerous and encompass a broad range in science, business, and education.

Credit Hours

132

Description

Freshman Year
 
First Semester
(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University)
(0.5) AGR 11300 (Introduction to Agronomy Academic Programs)
(3) AGRY 10500 (Crop Production)
(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
(3) MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I)
Total Credits: 18
 
Second Semester
(4) BIOL 11100 (Fundamentals of Biology II) or (4) BTNY 11000 (Introduction to Plant Science)
(3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(3) MA 22400 (Introductory Analysis II)
(3) Agronomy selective
(3) Core economics selective
Total Credits: 16
 
Sophomore Year
 
Third Semester
(3) AGRY 25500 (Soil Science)
(1) AGRY 39800 (Agronomy Seminar)
(4) CHM 25700 (Organic Chemistry)
(1) CHM 25701 (Organic Chemistry Laboratory)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 15
 
Fourth Semester
(3) AGRY 36500 (Soil Fertility)
(3) STAT 50300 (Statistical Methods for Biology)
(3) Additional science selective
(3) Agronomy selective
(6) Electives
Total Credits: 18
 
Junior Year
 
Fifth Semester
(3) AGRY 32000 (Genetics)
(1) AGRY 32100 (Genetics Laboratory)
(3) BTNY 30100 (Introductory Plant Pathology)
(4) PHYS 22000 (General Physics)
(3) Social science or humanities selective
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
Total Credits: 17
 
Sixth Semester
(3) AGRY 33500 (Weather and Climate)
(3) BTNY 30200 (Plant Ecology)
(4) PHYS 22100 (General Physics)
(3) Written or oral communication selective
(3) Humanities selective
Total Credits: 16
 
Senior Year
 
Seventh Semester
(1) AGRY 49800 (Agronomy Senior Seminar)
(3) BCHM 30700 (Biochemistry)
(1) BCHM 30900 (Biochemistry Laboratory)
(4) BTNY 31600 (Plant Anatomy)
(2) ENTM 20600 (General Entomology)
(1) ENTM 20700 (General Entomology Laboratory)
(3) Social science selective
(2) Elective
Total Credits: 17
 
Eighth Semester
(3) AGRY 52500 (Crop Physiology and Ecology) or (4) HORT 30100 (Plant Physiology) *
(3) BTNY 30400 (Introductory Weed Science)
(3) Agricultural economics, economics, management or organizational leadership and supervision selective
(3) Agronomy selective
(3) Humanities selective
Total Credits: 15

Additional Information

*  Reduce elective requirements by one credit if HORT 30100 is selected.

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AGRY

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Created at 9/26/2011 3:03 PM by Wilson, Kenneth N
Last modified at 1/17/2012 9:37 AM by Goecker, Allan D