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2022 - 2023 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agronomy Transfer Major, AS

Campus: Muscatine Community College

Agronomy is the application of science and technology to the improvement and management of the major food crops of the world. The transfer major in Agronomy is designed to provide a broad education with an emphasis in agronomy, soil science, math and the natural sciences, and liberal arts/humanities. This program is for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution with a major in Agronomy.

Transfer Institutions: Iowa State University. This institution may have additional requirements. Please see your advisor for more information.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Agronomy Transfer Major program, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate principles of plant life and agroecosystems. 
  2. Analyze the role of humans in agroecological systems. 
  3. Utilize communication and computer skills. 
  4. Demonstrate cooperative learning skills. 
  5. Demonstrate proper soil management principles.

Plan of Study

Discipline Requirements

Take the following courses:

Discipline relevant courses required for Transfer Major

General Education Requirements

Communications (9 credits required)

SPC-112 is recommended for the Agronomy Transfer Major.

Select a Composition I course (3 credits)

Select a Composition II course (3 credits)

Select a Speech course (3 credits)

Arts and Humanities (6 credits required)

Select one course from any two of the following categories.

PHI-105 is recommended for the Agronomy Transfer Major.

Select a Humanities course (3 credits)

Select a Fine Arts course (3 credits)

Cultural Historical Perspectives (3 credits)

ANT-105 or HIS-117 are recommended for the Agronomy Transfer Major.

Mathematics and Natural Sciences (17 credits required)

At least one course should be a Natural Sciences (BIO, CHM, ENV, PHS, or PHY) course.

BIO-114 and BIO-115, CHM-132, and PHS-166 are recommended for the Agronomy Transfer Major.

Select Mathematics and Natural Sciences courses (17 credits)

Computer Skills (3 credits required)

Students may choose to demonstrate computer skills proficiency by exam and complete an elective in lieu of a computer skills course.

Select a Computer Skills course (3 credits)

Electives (up to 4 credits required)

EDU-235, PSY-261, or SOC-115 are recommended for the Agronomy Transfer Major.

Students choose electives according to their needs and interests and the requirements of their intended transfer college to complete the 62 credit hours required of an Associate of Science degree. While electives generally are chosen from any Arts and Science course numbered above 100, a maximum of 4 credit hours in SDV courses and 16 credit hours in career technical courses may be applied toward an AS. 

Agronomy Transfer Major, AS: 62 credits total

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.