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Northwest Missouri State University


Ag Lab (Photo by Darren Whitley)

B.S. Agronomy

The agronomy curriculum provides fundamental training in crop and soil science. Students choosing to major in agronomy will be prepared to serve in crop consulting, environmental protection, land management, soil conservation, seed, fertilizer, agricultural sales or related areas.

Degree Courses

B.S. Degree; minor required or collateral field

Suggested Four-Year Plans

Required Courses

  • Crop Production
  • Forage Crops
  • Soils
  • Crop Physiology
  • Applied Entomology
  • Introduction to Precision Agriculture
  • Seminar
  • Soil Formation and Classification
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Plant Breeding
  • Choose one:
    • Weed Science: Ecology and Control
    • Plant Diseases
  • Soil Fertility
  • Advisor-approved elective in agriculture

Collateral Field Courses

  • Choose one:
    • General Botany and Laboratory
    • General Microbiology
  • Choose one:
    • Genetics
    • Basic Ecology
  • General Statistics
  • Technical Writing
  • Choose one:
    • Environmental Geology
    • Geographic Information Systems
  • Choose one:
    • Organic Chemistry and Laboratory
    • Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory

Directed General Education Requirements

  • Plant Science
  • College Algebra
  • General Chemistry and Laboratory

Career and Internship Opportunities