Curricular Requirements

NB: For the most accurate current course offerings and requirements, please see the Agronomy page in the Guide.

Every CALS student is required to take the University general education courses, as well as CALS general requirements. Beyond that, each CALS degree has its own requirements.

The undergraduate Agronomy degree requires the following courses:

  • Pre-Calculus, 6 cr.
    • Math 112 + 113 or 114
  • General Chemistry, 4-5 cr.
    • Chem 103 + 104 or 109
  • Statistics, 3 cr.
    • Stats 224, 301, 371, 541, 571, or Comp Sci 302
  • General Biology, 10 cr.
    • Botany 130 + Zoology 101 + 102
      OR
    • Biology 151 + 152
      OR
    • Biocore 381, 382, 383, + 384
  • Economics, 3-4 cr.
    • AAE 215, Econ 101 or 111
  • Foundation Courses, 8 cr., from selected courses in the following categories:
    • Ag Social Science
    • Animal Science
    • Atmospheric Science
    • Biological Systems Engineering
    • Food Science
    • Management
    • Nutritional Science
    • Soil Science
    • Bacteriology, Biochemistry, and Genetics
    • Ecological Sciences
  • Core Courses, 18-19 cr.
    • Agronomy 100
    • Soil Science 301
    • Genetics 466 or Agronomy 338
    • Plant Pathology 300
    • Entomology 302 or 351
    • Agron/Bot/Soils 370, Bot/F&W Ecology 455, Botany/Zoo/F&WE 460, Entomology 342, or Environmental Studies/Land Architecture 361.
  • Agronomy Electives, 14 cr.
  • Capstone, 2 cr
    • Agronomy 500

If a student is planning on a career in production Agronomy, the following courses are recommended beyond the degree requirements are strongly recommended:

Production Agriculture
*Also present in Foundation categories, but cannot double-count.

_____ 5 credits required from:
Animal Science 101*, 200*, 220, 250*, 311*, 361, 362, 363, 430*, 431*, 432*, 434, 503, 508, 511
Biological Systems Engineering 201*, 216, 243*
Dairy Science 101, 205*, 305*, 311, 361*, 362, 363*,
Food Science 120*;
Horticulture 120, 261, 263, 320, 326, 328, 345, 370, 461
Nutritional Science 132*, 311*, 350*;
Soil Science 230, 301, 322, 324*, 325*, 326, 431

Ag and Applied Economics, Accounting, Personnel Management
_____ 6 credits required from:
Accounting and Information Systems 100, 211*, 300, 301*, 302*, 329
Ag and Applied Economics 320*, 322*, 323*, 419*, 421*, 474*,
Marketing and Human Resources  300, 305, 420, 610, 611, 612

If a student is considering graduate school, the following courses beyond the degree requirements are strongly recommended:

Mathematics (3 cr.)
Math 211, 221, 222

Physics
Physics 103 and 104
OR
Physics 201 and 202
OR
Physics 207 and 208

Chemistry
Chem 341 and 342
OR
Chem 343 and 344 and 345