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Agronomy is at the core of all agricultural sciences. Purdue’s Agronomy Department provides global leadership in plant genetics, plant physiology, meteorology, and soil and water sciences, enhancing the quality of life through discovery, education and engagement.

Agronomy includes three areas of concentration:

Agronomic Business and Marketing prepares students to meet the high demand for professionals in technical sales and marketing or professional field agronomy with strength in business.

Crop and Soil Management is for students interested in applying basic agronomic information to practical situations or problems.

International Agronomy is designed for students interested in the agronomic aspects of international agricultural development.

Plan of Study

Agronomy Webpage

Transfer to Agronomy

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

(765) 494-4773

College of Agriculture

Careers in Agronomy

  •   Agricultural research scientist
  •   Agronomist/technical sales/product manager
  •   Certified crop advisor
  •   Certified soil scientist
  •   Digital agriculture
  •   Environmental scientist
  •   Extension Educator
  •   Farm management
  •   Field agronomist/Precision cropping systems
  •   Grain and Commodity marketing
  •   Global food security research specialist
  •   Natural resources project manager/conservation specialist (USDA)
  •   Peace Corp/Social actions agencies
  •   Plant scientist/breeder/geneticist
  •   Seed production and product specialist
  •   Soil, land resource, and wetlands scientist

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