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majors_minors: Sustainable Agronomic Systems: Agronomic Business and Marketing


Sustainable Agronomic Systems: Agronomic Business and Marketing

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science

Minor Code


Advisor's Name

Lee E. Schweitzer

Advisor's Phone

(765) 494-4789

Advisor's Email


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 to 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 agri-business management.

Credit Hours



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)
(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry)
(3) MA 22000 (Introduction to Calculus) or (3) MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I)
(3) Agronomy crops selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 17
Second Semester
(4) BIOL 11100 (Fundamentals of Biology II) or (4) BTNY 11000 (Introduction to Plant Science)
(3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
(3) Agronomy selective
(3) Core economics selective
Total Credits: 17

Sophomore Year

Third Semester

(3) AGRY 25500 (Soil Science)
(1) AGRY 39800 (Agronomy Seminar)
(3) BTNY 30100 (Introductory Plant Pathology)
(4) CHM 25700 (Organic Chemistry)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) Humanities selective
Total Credits: 17
Fourth Semester
(3) AGRY 36500 (Soil Fertility)
(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods)
(3) Agronomy selective
(3) Ecology or plant ecology selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective
Total Credits: 15

Junior Year

Fifth Semester

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

Senior Year

Seventh Semester

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

Additional Information

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




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Created at 9/26/2011 3:04 PM by Wilson, Kenneth N
Last modified at 1/28/2012 1:30 PM by Goecker, Allan D