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At Truman, you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science with specialized study in horticulture and/or agronomy.
Courses of Special Interest for Horticulture or Agronomy Specialization
- AGSC 110: Principles of Plant Agriculture
- AGSC 212: Principles of Soil Science
- AGSC 218: Introduction to Horticulture
- AGSC 301: Special Problems in Horticulture
- AGSC 301: Special Problems in Agronomy
- AGSC 310: Forage Crops
- AGSC 311: Plant Nutrition
- AGSC 313: Plant Propagation
- AGSC 318: Landscape Materials and Landscaping
- AGSC 327: Genetics of Animal and Plant Improvement
- AGSC 332: Principles of Vegetable Production
- AGSC 342: Agricultural Entrepreneurship
- AGSC 391/392: Internship in Agriculture
- AGSC 410: Soil Conservation and Management
- AGSC 416: Advanced Topics in Agronomy: Crop Protection
- AGSC 416: Advanced Topics in Agronomy: Grain Crops
- AGSC 418: Temperate Fruit and Nut Culture
- BIOL 301: Introduction to Ecology
- BIOL 308: Weeds and Poisonous Plants
- BIOL 313: Plant Anatomy
- BIOL 314: Plant Taxonomy
- BIOL 316: Entomology
- BIOL 405: Plant Physiology
As an undergraduate student at Truman, you can explore exciting research opportunities at the University Farm. Agronomy and biology faculty and their students engage in research on a wide range of topics such as wild prairie legumes for inter-planting in warm-season grass pastures, winter cover crops for grain fields, soil water movement in Northeast Missouri soils, atrazine resistant pigweeds, the effects of different farming systems on soil microorganisms, corn breeding, and molecular genetics, plus many more.
You can also work on horticultural research in the greenhouse, the small vineyard, and the small orchard all located at the University Farm. In addition, you can also conduct research in the teaching and research laboratories in Magruder Hall, the University's modern science facility.
Gain valuable hands-on experience while you test your skills and knowledge through internships at off-campus sites in research, agri-business, or with governmental agencies. Internships are also available in other parts of the U.S. or abroad.
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