Administrative Unit: Agronomy
College/School: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Admitting Plans: M.S., Ph.D.
Degrees Offered: M.S., Ph.D.
Minors and Certificates: Doctoral Minor
Training in agronomy prepares graduates for professional careers in research, teaching, and extension at academic and government institutions, and for research and technical careers in industry in areas such as biotechnology, hybrid and variety development, and crop management and protection. The department may be consulted for specific career information.
Excellent facilities for research are available in the department, including fully equipped laboratories, growth chambers and greenhouses, and complete field facilities at nearby agronomy research farms and at farms throughout the state. Students have access to highly controlled, plant growth facilities at the university's Biotron and to special analytical services provided by the campus Biotechnology Center.