College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
371 Moore Hall, 1575 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706; agronomy.wisc.edu
Professors Tracy (interm CALS Dean), Albrecht, Casler, Duke, Jahn, S. Kaeppler, Lauer, Posner, Stoltenberg (intermim Dept Chair), Undersander; Associate Professors Aneé, Conley, Henson, Jackson, H. Kaeppler, Pixley; Assistant Professors Davis, de Leon, Kucharik, Luschei, Renz
Agronomy is plant biology striving to meet the world's expanding need for food, fiber, and fuel in an efficient, environmentally sound, and sustainable manner. The agronomy curriculum offers undergraduate and graduate studies in plant biotechnology, breeding, genetics, physiology, crop management and protection strategies, agroecology, and sustainable agriculture.
Agronomy undergraduate students concentrate on plant science courses, but also select related courses in soil science, genetics, economics, business, engineering, entomology, and the animal sciences depending upon their interests. The undergraduate agronomy program prepares graduates for an expanding array of employment opportunities. Career possibilities include biotechnology, research, agri-business, resource conservation, and crop production and management. In addition to classroom learning, most students gain practical experience in their area of interest and earn degree credit at the same time through internships or independent study. The agronomy major also serves as an excellent foundation for students interested in pursuing advanced studies in plant biotechnology, breeding, genetics, physiology, crop management, agroecology, or sustainable agriculture. Graduate programs are described in the Graduate School Catalog.
A student majoring in agronomy is placed in the Bachelor of Science degree program. This program is flexible enough to provide for a student's individual needs and interests.