48 months
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15662 USD/year
13426 USD/year
8950 USD/year
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About

The Crop and Weed Sciences program at North Dakota State University is the study of grain and forage crop production, weed science, genetics, plant breeding, crop physiology, and plant biotechnology. 

Overview

North Dakota is consistently the nation's leader for production of hard red spring wheat, durum wheat, barley, flax, dry edible beans, canola, dry peas, lentils and sunflower. North Dakota also ranks in the top 10 states for production of several other agronomic crops, including oat, rye, sugarbeet, and grass hay, and usually ranks third in total acreage of crops harvested. Income from sales of crops accounts for more than half of the North Dakota farmers’ annual cash income. Crops utilized as livestock feed account for much of the cash income credited to livestock sales. Thus, North Dakota State University offers a setting well-suited for the study of crop and weed sciences.

Career Opportunities

Usually, more employment opportunities are available in the Crop and Weed Sciences program at North Dakota State University than there are qualified graduates. Producers require annual inputs such as seed, fertilizers, and herbicides, so they seek assistance in sales or service areas such as crop consulting, chemical application and soil testing each year. Therefore, opportunities for CWS graduates usually have been more stable than in employment areas where inputs can be deferred when income is low. Also, salaries for CWS graduates are at or near the top among all graduates in agriculture due to the high demand for agronomists by many companies.

The employment opportunities in CWS can best be summarized by the jobs that our graduates have accepted. The graduates have been employed as crop production consultants (agronomists); marketing experts for herbicides, fertilizers and other agricultural chemicals; managers of farm service centers for cooperatives and elevators; agents in the production and marketing of certified seeds; research technicians for private companies and universities; natural resources conservationists and agents for other governmental agencies; county agricultural extension agents; field representatives for sugarbeet or food processing companies; farm managers; farm insurance agents; research associates with private plant breeding companies; and persons involved in the reclamation of strip-mined land.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Entomology
  • World Food Crops
  • Weed Identification
  • Crop Production
  • Forage Production
  • Weed Science

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for admission, all applicants should have an educational background in the core curriculum of laboratory science, mathematics, social science, and English
  • A secondary or high school grade point average of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale) or the equivalent in core subjects is recommended
  • The application for admission. A nonrefundable application fee will be collected through your online application upon submission
  • Request that official transcripts be sent directly from your institution to NDSU. If records are not in English, be sure to include a certified English translation
  • Your English test scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15662 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7831 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    13426 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6713 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4475 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Fargo

870 - 1260 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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