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Course Overview

The program goals are to provide every graduate with the theoretical concepts and practical experience needed to function effectively as an independent scientist in the public or private sector. The learning experience in the Crop Production and Physiology Program has three major components: academic courses, thesis or dissertation research, and informal interaction among faculty and students. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
CPSC 101 Professional Orientation 5
CPSC 102 Research Methods in Plant Sciences 5
CPSC 103 Principles of Crop Advising 5
CPSC 104 Bioenergy Crops 5
CPSC 105 Crop Growth and Development 5
CPSC 106 Urban Food Production 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credits
CPSC 111 Genomics for Plant Improvement 5
CPSC 112 Crop Germplasm Resources 5
CPSC 113 Chromosomes 5
CPSC 114 Organic Chemistry for Plant Sciences 5
CPSC 115 Plant Biochemistry 5
CPSC 116 Horticultural Physiology 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
CPSC 201 Plant Nutrition 5
CPSC 202 Management of Field Crop Insects 5
CPSC 203 Integrated Pest Management 5
CPSC 204 Plant Disease Diagnosis & Management 5
CPSC 205 Agriculture, Food and The Environment 5
CPSC 206 Native Plants and Agroecosystems 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
CPSC 211 Applied Statistical Methods 5
CPSC 212 Children and Nature 5
CPSC 213 Designing Urban Agriculture 5
CPSC 214 Watershed and Water Quality 5
CPSC 215 Entrepreneurship 5
CPSC 216 Master Thesis 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30

 

Career Opportunities

Here are some careers taken up by our graduates:

  • Agriculture Business Sales Manager
  • Agriculture Extension Worker (County Agent)
  • Agriculture Finance Advisor (banking)
  • Agronomist
  • Commodities Market Consultant
  • Consulting Soil Scientist
  • Crop Management Consultant
  • Data Analyst (State Department of Agriculture)
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Farmer
  • Integrated Pest Management Specialist
  • International Agricultural Developer (not-for-profit organization)
  • Land Management Contractor
  • Legislative Consultant (on environmental issues)
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Research Laboratory Technician
  • Seed Technologist
  • oil and Water Conservationist (Natural Resource Conservation Service)

 

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