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Curriculum Options

Four options are offered within in the Crop and Weed Sciences major. The standard option for this major is Agronomy. Students who wish to complete one of the other options must officially declare their option with the Office of Registration and Records.

Curriculum Requirements

Agronomy - This option is for students who are interested in production agriculture. Students can select elective courses that complement special interests in farming, marketing, business management, county extension work, etc.

Biotechnology - This option is intended for students who wish to work in the biotechnology industry or pursue graduate study in the crop biotechnology area. Students interested in biotechnology also may pursue the interdisciplinary Biotechnology major.

Science - This option is intended for students who are interested in laboratory careers or who want more basic science courses as a foundation for graduate studies.

Weed Science - This option is intended for students interested in crop consulting, weed science, or integrated pest management. Additional courses in pest management are required to provide exposure to common issues encountered in these careers and practice in diagnosis and resolution.

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