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Seed Science

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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: 9 cr.
ENGL 302Business Communication3
ENGL 309Report and Proposal Writing3
ENGL 314Technical Communication3
or SP CM 312 Business and Professional Speaking
Biological Sciences: 20 cr.
BIOL 211Principles of Biology I3
BIOL 211LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory I1
BIOL 212Principles of Biology II3
BIOL 212LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory II1
BIOL 313Principles of Genetics3
or GEN 320 Genetics, Agriculture and Biotechnology
ENT 376Fundamentals of Entomology and Pest Management3
PL P 408Principles of Plant Pathology3
AGRON 317Principles of Weed Science3
Physical Sciences: 12-14 cr.
CHEM 163
College Chemistry
and Laboratory in College Chemistry
CHEM 177
General Chemistry I
and Laboratory in General Chemistry I
One of the following:
AGRON 259Organic Compounds in Plant and Soils3
BBMB 221Structure and Reactions in Biochemical Processes3
CHEM 231
Elementary Organic Chemistry
and Laboratory in Elementary Organic Chemistry
One of the following:
CHEM 178
General Chemistry II
and Laboratory in College Chemistry II
PHYS 111General Physics5
PHYS 115Physics for the Life Sciences4
Mathematical Sciences 6-8 cr.
MATH 140College Algebra3
STAT 101Principles of Statistics4
or STAT 104 Introduction to Statistics
Demonstration of computer proficiency or course in Computer Science.
Agricultural Sciences: 21 cr.
AGRON 114Principles of Agronomy3
or HORT 221 Principles of Horticulture Science
AGRON 154Fundamentals of Soil Science3
AGRON 206Introduction to Weather and Climate3
AGRON 354Soils and Plant Growth3
6 credits from AGRON or HORT6
3 credits from TSM3
Economics and Business: 9 cr.
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 235Introduction to Agricultural Markets3
Three credit hours from the following:3
Financial Accounting
Principles of Macroeconomics
Farm Business Management
Agricultural Selling
Management of Organizations
Principles of Marketing
Seed Science: 9-10 cr.
AGRON 338Seed Science and Technology3
AGRON 421Introduction to Plant Breeding3
AGRON 491Seed Science Internship Experience1-2
2 credits from 300-400 level from AGRON, PL P, TSM, or HORT2

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).