Major: B.S. Agronomy

Bachelor of Science: Agronomy (70-73 credits)
 

Degree Requirements:
In order to complete the degree, the students must complete at least 67 credits in the major, meet the SMSU Liberal Arts Core (LAC) requirements, and earn a total of 128 credits overall for an SMSU Bachelor of Science Degree. Many of the “Pre-Agronomy Requirements” also apply toward the completion of the liberal arts education requirements.

Pre-Agronomy Requirements (17 LAC credits)*
ENG 103 Rhetoric: Critical Writing, 3 cr.
MATH 110 College Algebra OR MATH 140 Calculus: A Short Course, 3 cr.
CHEM 121 Basic Chemistry, 4 cr.
ENVS 180 Environmental Science, 4 cr.
PHIL 107 Environmental Ethics, 3 cr.
* Minimum of C in each course before enrolling in AGRO 132 or higher.

I. Core Requirements (52 credits)
ENVS 107 Introduction to ArcGIS, 2 cr.
AGRO 115 Professional Dev. in Agriculture: Orientation & Career Planning, 1 cr.
BIOL 200 Cell Biology, 4 cr.
CHEM 122 Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry w/lab, 4 cr.
AGRO 132 Principles and Practices of Crop Production w/lab, 4 cr.
MATH 200 Statistics OR PSYC 200 OR  BADM 230, 3 cr.
AGBU 210 Introduction to Cooperatives, 3 cr.
ENVS 251 Basic Soil Science w/lab, 4 cr.
BIOL 302 Botany w/lab, 4 cr.
AGRO 341 Principles of Pest Management w/lab, 4 cr.
AGBU 350 Agricultural and Environmental Law, 3 cr.
AGRO 454 Experimental Design in Agriculture, 3 cr.
AGRO 390 Introduction to Precision Agriculture, 3 cr.
AGRO 450 Issues in Sustainable Agriculture, 2 cr.
AGRO 420 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers w/lab, 3 cr.
AGRO 315 Professional Development: Internship, 4 cr.
AGRO 415 Professional Development: Senior Seminar (capstone), 2cr.

II. Agronomy Options (18-21 credits)
A. Crop Management Option (19-20 credits)
  Required Courses (14 credits)
   AGRO 212 Grain & Forage Crop Management w/lab, 3 cr.
   AGRO 325 Seed Science and Grain Grading w/lab, 4 cr.
   AGRO 422 Principles of Weed Science w/lab, 4 cr.
   AGRO 440 Plant Breeding, 3 cr.
  Option electives (choose two for 5-6 credits)
   AGRO 332 Crop Quality, Traits and Utilization, 2 cr.
   ENVS 221 Introduction to Meteorology, 3 cr.
   MKTG 471 International Marketing, 3 cr.

B. Agroecology Option (18-21 credits)
  Required Courses (13 credits)
   BIOL 311 Ecology, 4 cr.
   AGRO 312 Agroecology, 3 cr.
   ENVS 352 Plant Nutrients in the Environment, 3 cr.
   ENVS 353 Soil Conservation and Land Use Management, 3 cr.
  Option electives (choose two for 5-8 credits)
   AGRO 212 Grain & Forage Crop Management w/lab, 3 cr.
   ENVS 221 Introduction to Meteorology, 3 cr.
   ENVS 310 Hydrology, 4 cr,
   AGRO 332 Crop Quality, Traits and Utilization, 2 cr.
   ENVS 401 Wetland Ecology, 4 cr.
   AGRO 422 Principles of Weed Science, 4 cr.

C. Soil Resource Management Option (18-21 credits)
  Required Courses (13 credits)
   AGRO 220 Soil Chemistry w/lab, 3 cr.
   ENVS 302 Geomorphology, 3 cr.
   ENVS 353 Soil Conservation and Land Use Management, 3 cr.
   ENVS 426 Soil Morphology and Genesis, 4 cr.
  Option electives (choose two for 5-8 credits)
   AGRO 212 Grain & Forage Crop Management w/lab, 3 cr.
   AGRO 332 Crop Quality, Traits and Utilization, 2 cr.
   ENVS 310 Hydrology, 4 cr.
   BIOL 311 Ecology, 4 cr
   ENVS 352 Plant Nutrients in the Environment, 3 cr.

Total Credits: 70-73

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