Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Agronomy

Business Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
ENGL 150, 151, 254; JGEN 120, 200, 300 3 cr
AGRO 132 Agronomic Plant Science Laboratory 1 cr
AGRO 131 Plant Science 3 cr
AGRO 201 Agronomic Internship and Career Preparation 1 cr
AECN 141 Introduction to the Economics of Agriculture 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 153 Soil Resources 4 cr
COMM 109, 209, 286; JGEN 300 3 cr
MATH 102 Trigonometry 2 cr
Natural Science Elective 4 cr
Free Elective 2 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MATH/STAT (ACE 3) 3 cr
AGRO 240 Forage Crop and Pasture Management 3 cr
Management 3 cr
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I 4 cr
COMM/INT Skills 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MSYM 109 Physical Principles in Agriculture and Life Sciences 4 cr
CHEM 110 General Chemistry II 4 cr
ACE 7 3 cr
AGRO 204 Resource-Efficient Crop Management 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Summer Sessions
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 295 Internship in Agronomy 1 cr
Total Credits 1

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 315 Genetics 4 cr
AGRO 269 Principles of Soil Management 3 cr
Plant & Soil Management Elective 3 cr
Crop Protection 3 cr
Total Credits 13
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Free Elective 3 cr
Natural Science Elective 3 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
AGRO 366 Soil Nutrient Relationships 4 cr
Marketing 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
Law 3 cr
ACE 10 3 cr
Plant & Soil Management Elective 3 cr
Business Elective 3 cr
AECN/LEAD Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Finance 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
AECN/LEAD Elective 3 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
Business Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Crop Production Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
ENGL 150, 151, 254; JGEN 120, 200, 300 3 cr
AGRO 132 Agronomic Plant Science Laboratory 1 cr
AGRO 131 Plant Science 3 cr
AGRO 201 Agronomic Internship and Career Preparation 1 cr
AECN 141 Introduction to the Economics of Agriculture 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 153 Soil Resources 4 cr
COMM 109, 209, 286; JGEN 300 3 cr
MATH 102 Trigonometry 2 cr
Natural Science Elective 3 cr
ACE 7 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MATH/STAT (ACE 3) 3 cr
AGRO 315 Genetics 4 cr
AGRO 269 Principles of Soil Management 3 cr
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I 4 cr
COMM/INT Skills 3 cr
Total Credits 17
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ACE 9 3 cr
CHEM 110 General Chemistry II 4 cr
AGRO 204 Resource-Efficient Crop Management 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
Total Credits 13
Summer Sessions
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 295 Internship in Agronomy 1 cr
Total Credits 1

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 240 Forage Crop and Pasture Management 3 cr
MSYM 109 Physical Principles in Agriculture and Life Sciences 4 cr
Plant, Soil & Animal Management 3 cr
Plant, Soil & Animal Management 3 cr
Total Credits 13
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AECN 201 Farm and Ranch Management 4 cr
AGRO 366 Soil Nutrient Relationships 4 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
Natural Science Elective 3 cr
ENTO 308 Management of Field Crop Insects 3 cr
Total Credits 17

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
PLPT 369 Introductory Plant Pathology 3 cr
ACE 10 3 cr
Plant & Soil Management 3 cr
AECN 325 Marketing of Agricultural Commodities 3 cr
AECN 301 Farm Accounting, Analysis, and Tax Management 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Plant, Soil & Animal Management 3 cr
AGRO 426/826 Invasive Plants 3 cr
Natural Science Elective 3 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
Free Elective 2 cr
Total Credits 14

Integrated Crop Management Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
ENGL 150, 151, 254; JGEN 120, 200 300 3 cr
AGRO 132 Agronomic Plant Science Laboratory 1 cr
AGRO 131 Plant Science 3 cr
AGRO 201 Agronomic Internship and Career Preparation 1 cr
AECN 141 Introduction to the Economics of Agriculture 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 153 Soil Resources 4 cr
COMM 109, 209, 286; JGEN 300 3 cr
MATH 102 Trigonometry 2 cr
BIOS 109 General Botany 4 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MATH/STAT (ACE 3) 3 cr
AGRO 240 Forage Crop and Pasture Management 3 cr
AGRO 269 Principles of Soil Management 3 cr
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I 4 cr
COMM/INT Skills 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MSYM 109 Physical Principles in Agriculture and Life Sciences 4 cr
CHEM 110 General Chemistry II 4 cr
AGRO 204 Resource-Efficient Crop Management 3 cr
NRES 220 Principles of Ecology 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Summer Sessions
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 295 Internship in Agronomy 1 cr
Total Credits 1

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 315 Genetics 4 cr
AECN 325 Marketing of Agricultural Commodities 3 cr
Bus & Econ 3 cr
Bus & Econ 3 cr
PLPT 369 Introductory Plant Pathology 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ENTO 308 Management of Field Crop Insects 3 cr
AGRO 325 Introductory Plant Physiology 4 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
AGRO 366 Soil Nutrient Relationships 4 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ACE 9 3 cr
ACE 10 3 cr
Plant & Soil Management Elective 3 cr
Free Elective 2 cr
AGRO 431 Site-specific Crop Management 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Plant & Soil Management Elective 3 cr
AGRO 426/826 Invasive Plants 3 cr
AGRO 435/835 Agroecology 3 cr
ACE 7 3 cr
Free Elective 2 cr
Total Credits 14

Organic Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
ENGL 150, 151, 254; JGEN 120, 200, 300 3 cr
AGRO 132 Agronomic Plant Science Laboratory 1 cr
AGRO 131 Plant Science 3 cr
AGRO 201 Agronomic Internship and Career Preparation 1 cr
AECN 141 Introduction to the Economics of Agriculture 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 153 Soil Resources 4 cr
MATH 102 Trigonometry 2 cr
BIOS 109 General Botany 4 cr
ACE 7 3 cr
COMM 209, 286, JGEN 300 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MATH/STAT (ACE 3) 3 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
AGRO 269 Principles of Soil Management 3 cr
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I 4 cr
COMM/INT Skills 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MSYM 109 Physical Principles in Agriculture and Life Sciences 4 cr
CHEM 110 General Chemistry II 4 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
NRES 220 Principles of Ecology 3 cr
AGRO 204 Resource-Efficient Crop Management 3 cr
Total Credits 17
Summer Sessions
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 295 Internship in Agronomy 1 cr
Total Credits 1

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 315 Genetics 4 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
Free Elective 2 cr
HORT 352 Production and Physiology of Horticultural Crops 2 cr
PLPT 369 Introductory Plant Pathology 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ENTO 308 Management of Field Crop Insects 3 cr
AGRO 325 Introductory Plant Physiology 4 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
AGRO 366 Soil Nutrient Relationships 4 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
AECN 325 Marketing of Agricultural Commodities 3 cr
ACE 10 3 cr
HORT 488/888 Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises 3 cr
Free Elective 4 cr
Total Credits 13
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 439/839 Organic Farming and Food Systems 3 cr
AGRO 426/826 Invasive Plants 3 cr
AGRO 435/835 Agroecology 3 cr
AECN 316 Agribusiness Management 3 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Research Careers Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ENGL 150, 151, 254; JGEN 120, 200, 300 3 cr
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
AGRO 132 Agronomic Plant Science Laboratory 1 cr
AGRO 131 Plant Science 3 cr
AGRO 201 Agronomic Internship and Career Preparation 1 cr
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I 4 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 153 Soil Resources 4 cr
COMM 209, 286; JGEN 300 3 cr
MATH 106 Calculus I 5 cr
CHEM 110 General Chemistry II 4 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ACE 5 3 cr
AECN 141 Introduction to the Economics of Agriculture 3 cr
Plant & Soil Management 3 cr
Total Credits 9
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
PHYS 141 Elementary General Physics I 5 cr
ACE 7 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
BIOS 109 4 cr
Total Credits 15
Summer Sessions
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 295 Internship in Agronomy 1 cr
Total Credits 1

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 315 Genetics 4 cr
Plant & Soil Management 3 cr
PHYS 142 Elementary General Physics II 5 cr
NRES 220 Principles of Ecology 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ACE 9 3 cr
AGRO 325 Introductory Plant Physiology 4 cr
Plant & Soil Management Elective 4 cr
BIOC 321 Elements of Biochemistry 3 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 17

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr
CHEM 253 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1 cr
ACE 10 3 cr
AGRO Elective 3 cr
COMM/INT Skills 3 cr
Total Credits 13
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Plant & Soil Management 3 cr
Agronomy Elective 3 cr
Agronomy Elective 3 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
Free Elective 4 cr
Total Credits 16

Soil Science Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
ENGL 150, 151, 254; JGEN 120, 200, 300 3 cr
AGRO 132 Agronomic Plant Science Laboratory 1 cr
AGRO 131 Plant Science 3 cr
AGRO 201 Agronomic Internship and Career Preparation 1 cr
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I 4 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 153 Soil Resources 4 cr
AECN 141 Introduction to the Economics of Agriculture 3 cr
MATH 102 Trigonometry 2 cr
CHEM 110 General Chemistry II 4 cr
ACE 7 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
MATH/STAT (ACE 3) 3 cr
AGRO 240 Forage Crop and Pasture Management 3 cr
AGRO 269 Principles of Soil Management 3 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
COMM/INT Skills 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
MSYM 109 Physical Principles in Agriculture and Life Sciences 4 cr
AGRO 361 3 cr
AGRO 204 Resource-Efficient Crop Management 3 cr
AGRO 366 Soil Nutrient Relationships 4 cr
Total Credits 14
Summer Sessions
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 295 Internship in Agronomy 1 cr
Total Credits 1

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 315 Genetics 4 cr
COMM 109, 209, 286; JGEN 300 3 cr
NRES 220 Principles of Ecology 3 cr
SOIL 354 3 cr
NRES 323 Natural Resources Policy 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Soil Science Elective 3 cr
Soil Science Elective 3 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
AGRO 426/826 Invasive Plants 3 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
Free Elective 3 cr
Free Elective 2 cr
ACE 10 3 cr
Soil Science Elective 3 cr
Soil Science Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Soil Science Elective 3 cr
AGRO 477 4 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
Total Credits 13
PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.

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