Undergraduate Students

Dr. Kendall Lamkey, department chair, teaching his senior level class

Curriculum

We strive to provide our students a flexible curriculum with a solid foundation in science that gives them a well-rounded understanding of agronomy concepts. In addition, we are focused on offering hands-on experience as well as building leaders and providing job experience. A combination that makes them very appealing job candidates.

Check the Course Catalog

Hands-on

Every sophomore in our Department takes a field-intensive class. Students arrive two weeks before classes start and spend those days in the field applying the core agronomic concepts they learned the year before. From crop scouting to soil testing, the immersive approach to hands-on learning is the perfect compliment toward making our students problem solvers and solution seekers.

Leadership

Employers want leaders and we want to provide them. Our Leadership requirement gives student a chance to practice group-dynamic skills by taking on a leadership position in their extracurricular activities or work experience. A list of classes can also be taken to accomplish this requirement.

The goal for our students:

  • Articulate the mission and vision
  • Share information with their team
  • Set expectations
  • Foster an environment of collaboration, openness and facilitate relationships with team members
  • Delegate tasks based on individual strengths
  • Be responsible and accountable
  • Students can fulfill the requirement either by participating in a leadership role or by taking a course that has the subject of leadership as one of the primary course objectives.

Internship

Real life experience. Students find a job for six months or the equivalent where they can apply agronomic principles they have learned in the classroom.

Internship opportunities:

  • Cooperatives
  • Seed companies
  • Chemical companies
  • Crop consulting firms
  • Farmers
  • Government agencies
  • Research projects

Transferring? Use our transfer guides
 

Financial Assistance

Scholarship deadlines: December 1 new students, February 1 transfer and current students, February 15 graduate students

In addition to assistance from the Office of Financial Aid and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Department of Agronomy offers over $300,000 in scholarships.

Check out the list of Department of Agronomy scholarships for:

Apply for financial assistance!