In the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, we empower students to connect with people, cultivate ideas, discover new opportunities and acquire the skills necessary to feed and enrich the lives of a growing global population.
The agronomy major provides knowledge in managing field crop systems and includes learning experiences in crop and soil management, plant genetics, and physiology. You will gain skills and knowledge needed to optimize and diversify crop systems to preserve soil and water resources while growing food, fiber, and fuel for the world. Students will complement their program of study with two additional areas of professional specialization provided through emphases and/or minors.Agronomy Major
The Plant and Landscape Systems major aims to educate and develop professionals to design and manage complex horticultural, landscape, and turfgrass systems. The three primary options are horticulture, landscape design and management, and turfgrass science and management. Additionally, students will complement their program of study with two additional areas of professional specialization provided through emphases and/or minors.
PLANT BIOLOGY MAJOR
The plant biology major is for students who want to explore plants at the following levels: Molecular (biotechnology option); Cellular and organismal (biological, biochemical/chemical sciences); Whole plant/applied physiological (horticulture and agronomy courses); and Ecological (ecology and management option).
Explore Plant Biology major options.
THRIVE AT NEBRASKA
Individualized attention and support in our small classroom settings will help you develop your professional skills. Our hands-on experiences both inside and outside of the classroom will allow you to continually find opportunities to grow.
FIND CONNECTIONS TO
CO-CREATE YOUR PATH
Work with passionate faculty, staff and alumni with real-world experiences who can assist you in research, internships, mentorship and networking.
EARN SCHOLARSHIPS TO SUPPORT YOU
Apply for over $130,000 in financial aid awarded to students each year by the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.
MAKE YOUR IMPACT ON THE WORLD
Manage complex plant and soil systems which provide services for people and the planet.
CHOOSE FROM MORE THAN 80 COURSES
Recognize, describe and assess the value of nature and apply science and technology knowledge to solve problems.
COME FOR A VISIT
Husker Weekday Visit
Experience for yourself what life is like as a student at Nebraska. Husker Weekdays are free campus visit opportunities held daily. During your visit, you’ll explore campus with a current Nebraska student as your guide, tour a residence hall, and learn more about student involvement opportunities. You’ll also get the chance to discuss important admission, scholarship and financial aid information with Nebraska Office of Admissions staff.
The best way to learn more about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) is to visit us on East Campus. We'll give you a tour of campus and our department, and provide you with information about CASNR and the University.
Visit Our Department
Not ready for the full campus visit? Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Tyler Quick, Undergraduate Recruiter for the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, to learn about our three majors – Agronomy, Plant and Landscape Systems, and Plant Biology – and how they can prepare you for YOUR future.
GET INVOLVED. CREATE YOUR FUTURE.
Clubs and Teams
The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture has six student organizations including the Agronomy Club, Horticulture Club, Range Management Club, Turf Club, Pi Alpha Xi (National Honor Society for Horticulture).
The department sponsors extracurricular, intercollegiate contest teams which compete at both regional and national levels. These include the Crops Judging team, Soil Judging team, Weed Science team and Turf Bowl team.
Get involved with faculty led research, teaching and community outreach experiences. Undergraduate creative activity and research projects are designed to promote undergraduate research in conjunction with a faculty advisor. The UCARE program solicits applications from eligible undergraduates for either academic year or summer awards.
Faculty also offer short-term study abroad opportunities to learn more about your academic discipline. Global Experiences has more information about these and other CASNR sponsored study tours.
Our undergraduate students earn numerous awards, fellowships and honors. See the Undergraduate Student Award Winners.
Each semester, students having 12 university semester-graded hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.75 or above, are eligible for the CASNR Dean's List.
Our Student Ambassadors are undergraduate students selected to promote the department to prospective students and guests.