Agronomy is the application of biological, chemical and physical principles to crops and cropping systems to increase their efficiency in converting light and supplemental resources into food, feed and fiber products. You’ll learn to effectively regulate crop productivity through management decisions as you study the interrelationships among physical and biological factors.
Please note that Agronomy is a specialization of our Sustainable Plant Systems (SPS) major.
In Sustainable Plant Systems you’ll participate in hands-on-learning including labs and interactive activities in nearly every course. You’ll get to find & complete at least one internship (many students complete more) in order to gain first-hand experience in specialized areas. We’ve had students intern near & far from local nurseries to international sports teams. The internship possibilities & eventual career options are limitless. You’ll also be encouraged to participate in research, working one-on-one with faculty and presenting your work at college and university level forums.
Check out the SPS Program Learning Goals & Outcomes
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Student researchers are a valuable part of our department. Undergraduate students have a variety of opportunities to gain valuable hands-on research experience while learning new skills and techniques, which can be broadly applied across fields.
As an HCS undergraduate you'll get to complete at least one internship to gain specialized experience, learn what you enjoy (and don't) in a potential career & further build your network - all before you even graduate!
Whether you want to intern locally, visit another state, or even intern internationally - we can help you make that happen. International internships are possible in places such as Netherlands, UK or Australia and are made possible with the help of The Ohio Program (TOP).
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