Agronomy is the application of plant and soil science to crop production and includes the study of plant genetics, breeding, biotechnology, molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry, weed control, and crop management.
The online master of agronomy degree program curriculum focuses on industry applications and research.
The online program is designed with maximum flexibility for today’s working professionals. This flexibility allows students to complete coursework in areas that are specific to career needs and interests.
The curriculum stresses the ability to apply course content to related industry work.
Graduates work in the following career fields:
- Seed Industry: Managers, breeders, technicians, sales agronomists
- Crop Improvement: Consulting agronomists, crop advisors, co-op managers
- Horticulture: Nursery managers, turf & landscape specialists, golf course superintendents
- Education: Science and agriculture teachers
- Extension: Educators and specialists
- Producers: Farmers and ranchers
- Government: Specialists in regulatory agencies at all governmental levels & Communication
The online program is available in both thesis and non-thesis options. Areas of study include:
- Plant breeding and genetics
- Crop physiology and production
- Weed science
- Turf management
- Range and forage science
Potential minors and electives include:
- Agricultural leadership and communication
- Business and/or agribusiness
- Natural resources
Home Campus: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Method of Delivery: 100% Online - what's this?Program can be completed fully at a distance. Courses are asynchronous, meaning students and instructor may access content at any time and do not have to be connected to the Internet at the same time. If your program includes an internship or practicum, experiences may be completed in the student's local area.
All online courses are accessed via the Internet and use a learning management system. Technology requirements may vary by program and course, but all campuses have basic recommended requirements. High-speed Internet is required.
Interaction with professors and other students may include:
- Online discussion boards
- Phone or video conferencing
- Other forms of electronic and print communication
Supplemental materials for some courses may include:
- Printed material and scanned documents
- Digital resources accessed through university libraries
- Videos accessed via the Internet, CDs or DVDs
- Other media
To be successful, students taking online classes should be reasonably comfortable using a computer and the Internet. Learn more about online student tips for success.