Bachelor's Degree in Agronomy
B.S. in agronomy, specialties in consulting and production, business and industry, precision agriculture, plant science and biotechnology, range management, and soil and environmental science; minor
Agronomy is the study of plants and soil and their interaction with the environment. Using science as their basis, agronomists focus on sustaining the world’s food production, protecting the quality of the environment and conserving natural resources.
Agronomy is vital to food production and encompasses areas including soil, water, environmental, crop, range and weed sciences.
Students frequently engage in hands-on learning opportunities outside of the classroom, including campus greenhouses.
The K-State difference
One of the department’s greatest strengths is its faculty — advisors are known for getting to know their students, and the average 15 to 1 student-faculty ratio ensures a strong emphasis on individual attention.
Students may join the Wheat State Agronomy Club, providing excellent opportunities to participate in regional and national events. Additionally, the department supports various intercollegiate judging teams in crops, soils and weed science, as well as a forage bowl team.
Did you know?
The agronomy program’s crops judging team has won or shared the collegiate crops contest championship for 20 of the past 23 years. The soil judging team has won national two national championships.
What courses will I take?
Students in K-State’s agronomy program choose from a variety of degree options, including:
- Business and industry
- Consulting and production
- Plant science and biotechnology
- Soil and environmental science
- Range management
- Precision agriculture
How can I continue my education?
What can I do with a degree in agronomy?
Graduates find successful careers in government and private industry in areas such as:
- Agriculture finance representative
- Crop consultant
- Farm/ranch manager
- International agriculture
- Production agriculture manager
The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring major/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process
Additional K-State opportunities
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