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Agroecology Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Pathway: Agriculture and Natural Sciences

Interested in sustainable agriculture? Agroecology combines the concepts of crop production and environmental protection. You can focus on crop science, soil health, plant health management or entrepreneurship and agricultural business.

Academics

Fall
  • AGRL 111 Professions in Agriculture
    1
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day or
    MATH 126B College Algebra 4-Day or
    MATH 126C College Algebra 3-Day
  • BIOL 101 General Biology Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 103 General Biology Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • AGRN 120 Principles of Agroecology Exclamation Point
    3
14
Spring
  • STAT 211 Elementary Statistical Inference Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 102 General Biology Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 104 General Biology Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • AGRN 202 Principles of Soil Science Exclamation Point
    3
  • AGRN 203 Principles of Soil Science Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • PLSC 206 Principles of Plant Science Exclamation Point
    4
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Participate in the PRT cram
  • Attend Adventure WV
  • Attend an alcohol-free event

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Donate surplus items from your room before leaving for home
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Exercise daily
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Climb at the SRC climbing wall
  • Join an intramural team
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 111 Survey of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • GEN 101 Beginner's Guide-Genetics
    3
  • Free Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
Spring
  • ARE 150 Introductory Agricultural and Agribusiness Economics Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 112 Survey of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    ENVP 119 Soil in the City or
    ENVP 155 Elements of Environmental Protection or
    PLSC 105 Plants and People: Past and Present
  • Option Course
    3
  • Free Elective
    3
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Find a faculty mentor
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Attend a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day diversity program
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in an Adventure WV international adventure

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Spend a day without technology
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Exercise daily
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more

Academics

Fall
  • PPTH 401 General Plant Pathology Exclamation Point
    4
  • A&VS 251 Principles of Animal Science
    4
  • AGRN 451 Principles of Weed Science
    3
  • ENTO 450 Insect Ecology
    3
14
Spring
  • Option Course
    3
  • Option Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Free Electives
    6
15
Summer
  • AGRN 491 Professional Field Experience
    1-18
1
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Post a picture of you in another country in WVU gear
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Become a level 2 Bystander Trainer Foo
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Join a club sport team
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • AGRN 410 Soil Fertility Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENTO 404 Principles of Entomology Exclamation Point
    4
  • Option Course
    3
  • Free Elective
    3
13
Spring
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    ENTO 450 Insect Ecology or
    PLSC 453 Organic Crop Production or
    AGRN 454 Forage Crops
  • AGRN 480 Field Methods and Case Studies in Agroecology
    3
  • Option Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Free Elective
    2
14
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Become a leadWELL Trainer
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Visit the Student Rec Center

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Attend a career fair

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