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Agronomy (multiple concentrations)

The Agronomy Department at Purdue University strives to provide global leadership in the crop, soil, and environmental sciences, and seeks to enhance the quality of life through agronomic education that results from 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. Students have the flexibility to tailor plans of study to meet their individualized interests and needs by combining strengths in business, marketing, and agronomy. The unique advantage of this option is the primary strength generated in cropping system management amplified by strength in agri-business management.

Crop and Soil Management is for students interested in applying basic agronomic information to practical situations or problems. This is an ideal option for students who plan to become a professional crops/soils manager as an agronomist, farm manager, soil conservationist, or a related profession. Those interested in crop management frequently select cropping systems, crop physiology, plant breeding, and forage management courses.

International Agronomy is designed for students interested in the agronomic aspects of international agricultural development. The program prepares students for opportunities in world agriculture through careers with social action agencies, government and/or private industry. Students in this major build a strong foundation in science to go along with their study of international trade, culture, religion, language, food security, and agricultural development.

Plan of Study

Agronomy (multiple concentrations) Webpage

Transfer to Agronomy (multiple concentrations)

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 (multiple concentrations)

  •   Marketing and technical representation of crop inputs
  •   Farm management
  •   Farm finance
  •   Agribusiness
  •   Soil testing
  •   Soil survey and conservation
  •   Land use
  •   Fertilizer
  •   Agricultural chemical and seed industries
  •   Environmental consulting and planning
  •   Natural resource assessment
  •   Agricultural Extension
  •   Farm production and management
  •   Social action agencies
  •   Agricultural missions
  •   International Voluntary Service
  •   Peace Corps
  •   International programs in universities
  •   International development centers
  •   Private foundations
  •   U.S. or international government assistant agencies

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