Interested in sustainable agriculture solutions?

Our Agronomy major allows you to address urgent food security and environmental sustainability challenges by integrating the latest scientific innovations with the practice of crop production. This field manages many parts of the agricultural system to meet the global need for food, fuel, and fiber.

Hands-on Research Opportunities

As an Agronomy major, you’ll get hands-on experience in our greenhouses and field facilities and learn the latest techniques in our state-of-the-art laboratories. To help you get started, we’ll introduce you to basic research practices such as experimental design and analysis early in your course program and will expose you to more innovative and specialized techniques as you progress. And with more than 100 undergraduate research positions available in the department, you’ll work alongside faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to make science happen.

  • Crop Sciences
  • Data Analysis
  • Environmental Science
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Protection
  • Soil Management

Academic Specialization

Our educational mission is to train the next generation of scientific leaders to develop and implement agricultural innovations that balance productivity, profitability, and sustainability. You’ll get there through coursework in:

And through our many partnerships with leading agribusiness companies and startups, you’ll find internships to put you ahead of the competition as you pursue your career.

  • Crop Consulting
  • Crop & Food Production
  • International Food Security
  • Plant Breeding & Genetics
  • Plant & Crop Research
  • Sustainable Development
  • Soil & Water Conservation

Areas of Employment

Whether you choose to work for a Fortune 500 company, or start your own business, lead a non-profit, or pursue a research career, you’ll be well prepared to make a difference. Agronomist careers can include:

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