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Seed Science

Curriculum in Seed Science

Administered by the Departments of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Agronomy, Horticulture, and Plant Pathology. Must be taken as a secondary major in conjunction with a primary major. The seed science program is designed for students with career interests in one or more aspects of the seed industry. Areas of study include: seed production, conditioning, pathology, physiology, quality control, and marketing, as well as seed plant designs.

Communication and Library:
ENGL 302Business Communicationarr †
ENGL 309Report and Proposal Writingarr †
ENGL 314Technical Communicationarr †
or SP CM 312 Business and Professional Speaking
† Arranged with instructor.
Biological Sciences
BIOL 211Principles of Biology Iarr †
BIOL 211LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory Iarr †
BIOL 212Principles of Biology IIarr †
BIOL 212LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory IIarr †
GEN 313Principles of Geneticsarr †
or GEN 320 Genetics, Agriculture and Biotechnology
ENT 376Fundamentals of Entomology and Pest Managementarr †
PL P 408Principles of Plant Pathologyarr †
AGRON 317Principles of Weed Sciencearr †
† Arranged with instructor.
Physical Sciences
CHEM 163LLaboratory in College Chemistryarr †
CHEM 231Elementary Organic Chemistryarr †
CHEM 231LLaboratory in Elementary Organic Chemistryarr †
or BBMB 221 Structure and Reactions in Biochemical Processes
PHYS 106The Physics of Common Experiencearr †
PHYS 111General Physicsarr †
GEOL 100The Eartharr †
Total Credits0 †
† Arranged with instructor.
Agricultural Sciences 21 cr.
AGRON 114Principles of Agronomyarr †
or HORT 221 Principles of Horticulture Science
AGRON 154Fundamentals of Soil Sciencearr †
AGRON 206Introduction to Weather and Climatearr †
AGRON 354Soils and Plant Growtharr †
6 credits from AGRON or HORTarr †
3 credits from TSMarr †
Total Credits0 †
† Arranged with instructor.
Economics and Business: 9 cr.
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomicsarr †
ECON 235Introduction to Agricultural Marketsarr †
Three credit hours from the following:arr †
Financial Accounting
Principles of Macroeconomics
Farm Business Management
Agricultural Selling
Management of Organizations
Principles of Marketing
Total Credits0 †
† Arranged with instructor.
Seed Science: 10 cr.
AGRON 338Seed Science and Technologyarr †
AGRON 421Introduction to Plant Breedingarr †
2 credits from 300-400 level from AGRON, PLP, TSM, or HORTarr †
Total Credits0 †
† Arranged with instructor.

Typical Program for the First Year

Because seed science is a secondary major, the courses taken by the student during the first year will vary, depending on the primary major (see typical program for the primary major).