Agronomy is one of the most diverse specializations in the B.S.A. degree program. Students incorporate courses from several disciplines and learn to approach agronomic issues from several different perspectives. Graduates acquire an understanding of the biological, ecological and economic principles of crop production and soil management, as well as an appreciation of the short and long term effects of agricultural production on the environment.
Students may also choose to pursue a Diploma in Agronomy. The Diploma in Agronomy is a two year program made up of a combination of plant science, soil science, and biological engineering courses. These courses provide graduates with practical skills in field agronomy and diagnostics, field equipment, and with a broader knowledge of the agricultural sector. Students completing a diploma, along with an additional 60 credit units of approved course work in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, will be eligible to obtain a B.S.A. degree.