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Agriculture-Plant Science Agronomy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

Our Plant Sciences – Agronomy degree addresses cutting-edge applications of agronomy in industries such as biofuels and pharmaceuticals, while providing a solid background in the scientific traditions of the discipline.

Delaware State’s Plant Sciences - Agronomy program combines classroom instruction with hands-on, practical experience. Students gain an academic foundation in genetics, chemistry, biology, and other scientific fundamentals. They also have the opportunity to work on Delaware State’s demonstration farms, while participating in extension programs and research projects. In these real-world learning environments, students get a practical first-hand education in all aspects of the plant sciences, including

  • genetics and breeding
  • soil and water management
  • crop production
  • weed, insect and disease management
  • economic patterns of production, consumption, and trade

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Graduates of Delaware State’s Plant Sciences program have an outstanding success rate in the job market, in part because the program emphasizes experiential learning. Many of our students take advantage of internships with some of the top companies in the agricultural industry. Plant Sciences – Agronomy graduates go into careers such as:

  • Agrochemical sales and service
  • Crop advising
  • Agricultural resource conservation
  • Consulting
  • Plant breeding

Courses include:

  • Ecology
  • General Chemistry I & Lab
  • Intro to Animal Science
  • General Chemistry II & Lab
  • Biometrics
  • Farm Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • English: 4 units Writing, Literature and Oral Communication
  • Mathematics: 3 units Courses must include Algebra I & II and Geometry or the equivalent (recommend a fourth higher math course)
  • History: 2 units One World History and one other History
  • Social Studies: 1 unit: Civics, American Government, Economics, Geography or Psychology 
  • Science: 3 units Courses with a laboratory. Must include one or more of the following: Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics
  • Foreign Language: 2 units Recommend within the same language. If within the same language, there must be course progression
  • Electives: 4 units May include any additional class from subject areas listed above or Art, Theatre/Drama, Music and/or Computer Science

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8452 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8452 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    3934 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3934 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dover

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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