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majors_minors: Sustainable Agronomic Systems: Agronomic Management


Sustainable Agronomic Systems: Agronomic Management

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 is for students interested in applying basic agronomic information to practical solutions of problems. Students select courses in areas such as soils and plant nutrition; cropping systems; weed, insect, and disease management; and other areas to construct a plan of study aligned with their interests. This is an ideal option for students who plan to become a professional crops/soils manager as an agronomist, farm manager, soil conservationist, or a related profession. Graduates enter technical and management positions in a wide variety of areas.

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)
(3) AGRY 10500 (Crop Production)
(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) 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)
(4) CHM 25700 (Organic Chemistry)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) Directed selective
(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

(6) Directed selectives
(4) Mathematics or sciences selectives
(3) Social science or humanities selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 16
Sixth Semester
(3) AGRY 32000 (Genetics)
(1) AGRY 32100 (Genetics Laboratory)
(6) Directed selectives
(4) Mathematics or sciences selectives
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
Total Credits: 17

Senior Year

Seventh Semester

(1) AGRY 49800 (Agronomy Senior Seminar)
(6) Directed selectives
(3) Humanities selective
(3) Social science selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 16
Eighth Semester
(9) Directed selectives
(6) Electives
Total Credits: 15 

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Created at 9/26/2011 3:04 PM by Wilson, Kenneth N
Last modified at 2/28/2012 9:07 AM by Goecker, Allan D