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Agronomy (B.S.)

Feed the world.

The Agronomy major provides broad training in the plant and soil sciences and in precision agriculture. The integrated program is designed to provide students with an understanding of crops, soils, weeds, entomology, plant pathology, plant breeding and genetics, precision agriculture, natural resource management, and the interaction of production systems.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Are interested in agricultural, food or natural resource industries
  • Like working with computers and other precision technology
  • Want to help others by practicing sustainable farming
  • Want to discover new ways to produce safe, nutritious foods
  • Are involved in 4-H, FFA, or other agriculture-related activities

Career Opportunities

  • Crop consulting
  • Crop/plant research
  • Agronomy, seed and chemical sales and service
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service

Recent Employers

  • CHS Cooperative
  • DuPont Pioneer
  • Monsanto Life Sciences
  • Bayer Crop Sciences
  • Syngenta
  • Winfield Solutions

Internship Opportunities

  • Regional agricultural retail suppliers
  • CHS Cooperative
  • Syngenta
  • DuPont Pioneer
  • Monsanto Life Sciences

Suggested Minors

  • Agricultural Business
  • Pest Management
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Soil Science

Clubs and Organizations

  • Crops Judging Team
  • Soil Judging Team
  • Agronomy and Conservation Club
  • Little International
  • Student Society of Arboriculture

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.