48 months
376 USD/credit 11750 USD/year
376 USD/credit 11750 USD/year
259 USD/credit 8093 USD/year
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The Agronomy major at South Dakota State University provides broad training in the crop and soil sciences. 

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Agronomy involves the science of producing and using plants in agriculture for food, feed, fuel, fiber, and land restoration. We offer a high-quality education and training experience for undergraduates to equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in pursuing well-paid and highly respected careers.

This Agronomy major at South Dakota State University  provides students with an integrated understanding of crop development and management, entomology, natural resource management, plant breeding, plant pathology, weed science, seed technologies, soils, and crop production systems with precision agriculture integrated into many areas. The major also prepares students for entry into research and graduate study in plant science and other related fields.

The Agronomy major prepares students for many careers, such as; crop consulting, precision agriculture, sales and marketing, seed production, grain production, ecosystem management, product research and development, seed testing, and soil and natural resource conservation. There are tremendous opportunities for Agronomy majors!

Career Opportunities

  • Crop consulting
  • Crop/plant research
  • Agronomy, seed and chemical sales and service
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Crop Production and Lab 
  • Soils and Lab
  • Principles of Plant Pathology and Lab 
  • Entomology and Lab (COM)
  • Insect Pest Management and Lab
  • Integrated Natural Resource Management and Lab
  • Agricultural Marketing and Prices

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


125 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application Note: New and transferring international (F-1 visa) undergraduate students should be at least 17 years of age by the time they begin their studies at SDSU.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

New undergraduate students should have the equivalent of a 2.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the US

Transfer students who have completed 30 or more credits at another US college or university should have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.   

  • Academic Records
  • English Language Proficiency
  • All new undergraduate students (not transfer students) are required to provide proof of their English language proficiency. Scores must be submitted within two years of taking the test. Students from certain countries and based on their educational background may not have to submit scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    11750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8093 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 259 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

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


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