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majors_minors: Sustainable Agronomic Systems: International Agronomy


Sustainable Agronomic Systems: International Agronomy

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 designed for students interested in the agronomic aspects of international agricultural development. Students in this option build a strong foundation in science to go along with their study of international trade, culture, religion, language, food security, and agricultural development. The program prepares students for opportunities in world agriculture through careers with social action agencies, such as agricultural missions, International Voluntary Service, Peace Corps, other U.S. government programs, and private volunteer organizations. Also, opportunities are available in international agricultural development, private foundations, and international and U.S. government assistance agencies.

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) Directed selective

(3) Elective

Total Credits: 17

Second Semester

(3) AGRY 28500 (World Crop Adaptation and Distribution)

(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) 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) Foreign language selective

Total Credits: 17

Fourth Semester

(3) AGRY 33500 (Weather and Climate)

(3) AGRY 36500 (Soil Fertility)

(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods)

(3) Ecology or plant ecology selective

(3) Written or oral communication selective

Total Credits: 15

Junior Year

Fifth Semester

(3) AGEC 45000 (International Agricultural Trade)

(3) Directed selective

(3) Foreign language selective

(4) Mathematics or sciences selectives

(3) Elective

Total Credits: 16

Sixth Semester

(3) AGEC 34000 (Economics of World Development)

(3) AGRY 32000 (Genetics)

(3) AGRY 35000 (Global Awareness)

(2) Conversation language selective

(2) Mathematics or sciences selective

(1) Science selective

(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)

Total Credits: 17

Senior Year

Seventh Semester

(1) AGRY 49800 (Agronomy Senior Seminar)

(3) AGRY 57000 (Agronomy in International Development)

(3) AGRY 59800 (Special Problems-International Experience)

(3) Foreign language selective

(3) Social science selective

(3) Elective

Total Credits: 16

Eighth Semester

(9) Directed selectives

(6) Electives

Total Credits: 15

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