Agronomy

The Agronomy major educates students in the foundation of soil processes, training to maintain sports fields and facilities, and/or the study of food and fiber production. Through various concentrations, our students study areas such as crop rotation, irrigation, plant breeding, soil classification, soil fertility, turfgrass maintenance, and weed control.

Agricultural and Environmental Soil Science

Prepares students to understand problems encountered in soil including erosion and drought and to prescribe remedies that protect the environment.

Career Opportunities:
  • Agronomist — median annual salary of $58,600
  • Nursery/greenhouse manager — median annual salary of $46,520
  • Plant breeder — median annual salary of $76,150
  • Soil conservationist — median annual salary of $61,310
Curriculum

Golf and Sports Turf Management

Prepares students to manage turfgrass on golf courses and sports facilities.

Career Opportunities:
  • Athletic field manager - median annual salary of $60,175
  • Chemical sales representative - median annual salary of $88,270
  • Golf course superintendent - median annual salary of $89,000
  • Sod farm manager - median annual salary of $51,859
  • Curriculum

    Integrated Crop Management

    Prepares students for careers in food and fiber production.

    Career Opportunities:
    • Agronomist—median annual salary of $58,600
    • Nursery/greenhouse manager—median annual salary of $46,520
    • Plant breeder—median annual salary of $76,150
    • Scientific support analyst—median annual salary of $48,390
    Curriculum

    Integrated Pest Management

    Prepares students to diagnose and treat insect pests, weeds, and plant diseases in an agricultural setting.

    Career Opportunities:
    • Agronomist — median annual salary of $58,600
    • Crop consultant — median annual salary of $49,840
    • Farm insurance agent — median annual salary of $48,370
    • Territory sales manager — median annual salary of $63,600
    Curriculum