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Fort Hays State University
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Albertson Hall 212
Phone: 785-628-4196
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Bachelor of Science in Agriculture—Agronomy option

The Agronomy option prepares students for careers in the areas of crop and soil sciences. You will graduate with a comprehensive understanding of crop growth and development, as well as soil health and fertility. Enjoy courses in diverse topics such as soil conservation, weed science, agronomic crop insects and diseases, forages, horticulture and others. Accompany your agronomy classes with agricultural business and animal science to gain a broad, yet substantial knowledge that leads to careers like:

  • Chemical and seed representative
  • Crop consultant
  • Elevator manager
  • Farm manager
  • Landscaper

Specified General Education Courses (18 hours)
Foundation Studies (12 Credit Hours)

  • ENG 101 English Comp I (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENG 102 English Comp II (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 100 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • HHP 200 Personal Wellness (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 110 College Algebra (3 Credit Hours)
  • MIS 101 Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)

Elective/Specified General Education Courses: Liberal Arts (37 hours)

    International Studies (6 Credit Hours)

    Humanities (9 Credit Hours)

  • IDS 350 Diversity in the U.S.
  • or beginning Modern Language course (3 Credit Hours)
  • Electives (6 Credit Hours)
  • Math and Natural Sciences (10 Credit Hours)

  • BIOL 180 Principles of Biology (3 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 180L Principles of Biology Laboratory (1 Credit Hour)
  • CHEM 112 General Chemistry I (2 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 112L General Chemistry I Lab (1 Credit Hour)
  • CHEM 114 General Chemistry II (3 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 114L General Chemistry II Lab (1 Credit Hour)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • ECFI 201 Principles of Economics: Micro (3 Credit Hours)
  • Electives (6 Credit Hours)

       Upper-division Integrative Course (3 Credit Hours)     

Department Major Requirements Core Courses (24 Credit Hours)

  • AGRI 111 Animal Science (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 112 Agronomic Crop Science (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 112L Agronomic Crop Science Lab (1 Credit Hour)
  • AGRI 113 Introduction to Agribusiness (3 Credit Hour)
  • AGRI 211 Marketing Farm Products (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 220 Agricultural Accounting (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 311 Farm Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 321 Agricultural Law and Policy (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 475 Seminar (1 Credit Hour)

Agronomy Option (39 hours):

  • AGRI 215 Soils (4 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 305 Agronomic Crop Insects (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 306 Pasture and Forage Crops (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 423 Agronomic Crop Diseases (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 426 Agronomic Crop Production (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 620 Cereal, Fiber, and Oil Crops (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 621 Weed Science (4 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 626 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers (3 Credit Hours)
  • Agriculture Electives (5 Credit Hours)
  • Select 3 courses from the following:

  • AGRI 214 Principles of Feeding (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 301 Home Horticulture (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 425 Crop Physiology (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 622 Crop Improvement (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 625 Soil and Water Management (3 Credit Hours)
  • AGRI 631 Development and Classification of Soils (3 Credit Hours)
  • Free Electives (6 hours)

TOTAL: 124 Credit Hours

    

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