Agronomy (multiple concentrations)
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.
Agronomic 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
Related Career Interests
Careers in Agronomy (multiple concentrations)
- Marketing and technical representation of crop inputs
- Farm management
- Farm finance
- Soil testing
- Soil survey and conservation
- Land use
- 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
Transfer to Agronomy (multiple concentrations)
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA: 2.5