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Sven Verlinden
phone: 304-293-2944

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Sven Verlinden
phone: 304-293-2944

Program Details

Program Description

Agronomy is the application of sciences to the production of field crops and the management of soils. Agronomists are concerned with producing food and protecting soil and water resources. The Agronomy program at West Virginia University emphasizes crop science – the physiology, production and quality of forage crops. The program also offers a turf emphasis for those students interested in weed science or turf grass management.

Career Profile

Agronomy graduates qualify for a variety of occupations including: farming, soil conservation, agricultural sales, extension, research and turfgrass management. Nearly three out of ten agricultural scientists work for the federal government, most for the Department of Agriculture, and a large number work for state governments.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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