MS Agronomy Curriculum
The MS Agronomy Program is a total of 40 credits, distributed as follows:
Online Coursework (Twelve 3-credit courses) = 36 Credits
For more information about each course, including course descriptions, prerequisites, and credits, please click on its name below.
- Agron 501: Crop Growth and Development
- Agron 502: Chemistry, Physics, and Biology of Soils
- Agron 503: Climate and Crop Growth
- Agron 511: Crop Improvement
- Agron 512: Soil - Plant Environment
- Agron 513: Quantitative Methods for Agronomy
- Agron 514: Integrated Pest Management
- Agron 531: Crop Management and Ecology
- Agron 532: Soil Management
- Agron 533: Crop Protection
- Agron 591: Agronomic Systems Analysis
- Agron 592: Current Issues in Agronomy
On-Campus Practicum = 1 credit
- Agron 594: Agronomy MS Practicum
- This is a one-time on-campus requirement. It is held every year during one week in July from Tuesday-Thursday. Students should plan to attend when they are halfway through the program.
- Students are expected to cover the costs of travel and accommodation to the practicum. Many meals during the week are provided.
Creative Component (599M Independent Study) = 3 credits
- Agron 599M: Creative Component - 1 credit creative component seminar
- 2 credits Final Oral Examination
All MS Agronomy courses are required for degree completion. The program does not offer specializations or course substitutions.
Students are allowed to transfer up to 3 courses (9 credits) into the program, with the following guidelines:
- Applicants should request possible transfer courses with transcript documentation during the preapplication process
- For graduate coursework completed as an undergraduate, the graduate credits must not have been counted towards the undergraduate degree program requirements
- Possible transfer courses must be equivalent in content to MS Agronomy courses. The selection committee will review any requests and determine content similarity.