Public university in the Midwest for 18 years running (U.S. News & World Report)
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
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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"I love the easiness to get to know your professors and the resources that are available for students. It is easy to see the faculty’s dedication towards the students’ success, and I especially like that we are constantly challenged to be better. It can be very stressful at times, but it teaches you a lot."
– Roberto Renteria ’16, Psychology and Biology double major