Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) - Agronomy and Crop Science
Agronomy and Crop Science
A program that focuses on the chemical, physical, and biological relationships of crops and the soils nurturing them. Includes instruction in the growth and behavior of agricultural crops, the development of new plant varieties, and the scientific management of soils and nutrients for maximum plant nutrition, health, and productivity. Get more details and student breakdown below, including other Virginia schools that offer an agronomy and crop science degree. Students at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University who have completed this program in 2010-2011 have received the following degrees:
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Breakdown of Students That Completed the Agronomy and Crop Science Program
The table below lists the number of students that have completed the agronomy and crop science program at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Career Options For Graduates
Students who have completed this program, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below. The information covers overall job description, estimated salary and wages, along with job projections by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Crop and Livestock Managers
Farmers and Ranchers
Soil and Plant Scientists
Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of soil and plant scientists in our career profile section.
Set up or maintain laboratory equipment and collect samples from crops or animals. Prepare specimens or record data to assist scientists in biology or related life science experiments. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of agricultural technicians in our career profile section.
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of agricultural sciences teachers, postsecondary in our career profile section.
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of agricultural crop or horticultural workers. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of first-line supervisors of agricultural crop and horticultural workers in our career profile section.
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