Agronomic Production Management focuses on methods to improve the nutritional value of crops and the quality of seed, as well as increase productivity. This concentration is best suited for students planning careers in production agriculture and agribusiness. The concentration combines courses in basic sciences, economics, and business management with principles and practices of using soil, plant, and water resources for crop production and agriculture-related organizations and companies.

Effective Fall 2015

Freshman
AUCCCredits
AGRI 192 or 292Orientation to Agricultural Systems
Transfer Seminar
 1
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)3C3
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)3A4
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)1B1
SOCR 100General Crops 4
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 4
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
BZ 223Plant Identification 3
LAND 220/LIFE 220Fundamentals of Ecology (GT-SC2)3A3
PH 110Descriptive Physics (GT-SC2)3A3
PHIL 110Logic and Critical Thinking (GT-AH3)3B3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Electives 8
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
BZ 440Plant Physiology 3
BZ 441Plant Physiology Laboratory 2
Select one from the following: 3
Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)2 
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)2 
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)2 
SOCR 330Principles of Genetics 3
SOCR 350Soil Fertility Management 3
SOCR 351Soil Fertility Laboratory 1
SOCR 370Irrigation Principles 2
Select one course from the following: 3
General Statistics  
Introduction to Statistical Methods  
Introduction to Biostatistics  
Agricultural and Resource Economics Elective1 3
Arts and Humanities 3
Department Electives (select from list below) 6
 Total Credits 32
Senior
 
BSPM 302Applied and General Entomology 2
BSPM 303CEntomology Laboratory: Agricultural 1
BSPM 308Ecology and Management of Weeds 3
BSPM 361Elements of Plant Pathology 3
Select two courses from the following: 6-7
Forage and Pasture Management  
Principles of Microclimatology  
Applications of Plant Biotechnology  
Pedology  
Soil Microbiology  
Plant Breeding  
SOCR 371Irrigation of Field Crops 1
SOCR 377Geographic Information Systems in Agriculture 3
SOCR 421Crop and Soil Management Systems II4A,4B,4C4
SOCR 486 or 487Practicum
Internship
 1
SOCR 492Seminar4A1
Agricultural and Resource Economics Elective1 3
Department Electives (select from list below) 0-4
 Total Credits 28-32
 Program Total Credits: 120-124

Department Electives

Soil and Crop Sciences electives are required for the Agronomic Production Management Concentration.  Choose any combination of the following suggested courses to meet this requirement. 

BC 463Molecular Genetics3
BSPM 450Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction3
BSPM 451Integrated Pest Management3
BZ 346Population and Evolutionary Genetics3
BZ 402Molecular Cytogenics4
BZ 441Plant Physiology Laboratory2
BZ 476Genetics of Model Organisms3
FSHN 125Food and Nutrition in Health2
FSHN 150Survey of Human Nutrition3
HORT 401Medicinal and Value-Added Uses of Plants3
HORT 424/SOCR 424Topics in Organic Agriculture3
HORT 450AHorticulture Food Crops: Cool Season Vegetable Production1
MIP 300General Microbiology3
MIP 450Microbial Genetics3
SOCR 200Seed Anatomy and Identification1
SOCR 201Seed Development and Metabolism1
SOCR 300Seed Purity Analysis2
SOCR 301Seed Germination and Viability2
SOCR 410Seed Processes: Storage and Deterioration1
SOCR 411Large Seeded Legume Seed Production1
SOCR 412Seed Processes: Separation and Conditioning1
1

Select from department list of Agricultural and Resource Economics Electives.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   1
Orientation to Agricultural Systems    
Transfer Seminar    
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)  3A4
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)X 1B1
SOCR 100General Crops   4
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)  3C3
CHEM 107Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)X 3A4
CHEM 108Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)  3A1
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Electives   4
CO 150 and AUCC 1B (MATH) must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 223Plant Identification   3
LAND 220/LIFE 220Fundamentals of Ecology (GT-SC2)  3A3
PH 110Descriptive Physics (GT-SC2)  3A3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PHIL 110Logic and Critical Thinking (GT-AH3)  3B3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil ScienceX  4
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Electives   5
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Business Writing and Communication (GT-CO3)  2 
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)  2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)  2 
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)  2 
SOCR 330Principles of GeneticsX  3
SOCR 350Soil Fertility Management   3
SOCR 351Soil Fertility Laboratory   1
Agricultural and Resource Economics Elective (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
Department Elective (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 440Plant Physiology   3
BZ 441Plant Physiology Laboratory   2
SOCR 370Irrigation Principles   2
Select one course from the following:   3
General Statistics    
Introduction to Statistical Methods    
Introduction to Biostatistics    
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Department Elective (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)   3
 Total Credits   16
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BSPM 302Applied and General EntomologyX  2
BSPM 303CEntomology Laboratory: AgriculturalX  1
BSPM 308Ecology and Management of WeedsX  3
SOCR 371Irrigation of Field CropsX  1
SOCR 377Geographic Information Systems in AgricultureX  3
SOCR 421Crop and Soil Management Systems IIX 4A,4B,4C4
SOCR 492SeminarX 4A1
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BSPM 361Elements of Plant PathologyX  3
Select two courses from the following:X  6-7
Forage and Pasture Management    
Principles of Microclimatology    
Applications of Plant Biotechnology    
Pedology    
Soil Microbiology    
Plant Breeding    
Select one course from the following:X  1
Practicum    
Internship    
Agricultural and Resource Economics Elective (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  3
Department Elective (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  0-4
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   13-17
 Program Total Credits:   120-124