Education in this minor emphasizes the principles of ecology in agronomic systems and the basic sciences upon which these principles are grounded. A minor in agroecosystems can complement several majors, and will enhance career opportunities related to soil, crop, and irrigation resource management and sustainable agriculture.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

1. Analyze agroecosystem challenges using quantitative approaches and state-of-the-art technologies.

2. Collaboratively apply agroecosystem science to real-world problems.

Effective Spring 2023 

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

BSPM 201Weed Management and Control3
SOCR 100General Crops4
SOCR 210Microbiome Roles in a Sustainable Earth (GT-SC2)3
SOCR 221Cropping Systems Field Experience1
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science4
SOCR 320Sustainable Forage Management for Livestock3
SOCR 350Soil Fertility Management3
SOCR 370Climate-Smart Irrigation Principles2
SOCR 421Agroecosystem Management4
Program Total Credits:27