Agricultural Science and Technology Minor

Agricultural Science & Technology (AGST)
2139 Plant Sciences Building
Phone: 301-405-4359

Contact us for more information:

Concentration Faculty Advisor
Dr. Bill Phillips, Assistant Clinical Professor,
Dr. Diana Cochran, Assistant Clinical Professor,
General Questions Diana Cortez, Academic Advisor and Lecturer,

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This minor will provide students with an appreciation and understanding of sustainable agricultural crop production. The core courses provide students with a basic foundation in plant science while supporting courses allow students to broaden their focus in different areas of agriculture. Students can select their courses in either agronomy or environmental horticulture.

Course Title Credits
Core Courses
Introduction to Horticulture
and Introduction to Horticulture Laboratory
or PLSC112
Introductory Crop Science
and Introductory Crop Science Laboratory
ENST200Fundamentals of Soil Science4
PLSC201Plant Structure and Function3
or PLSC460 Application of Knowledge in Plant Sciences
Supporting Courses7
Advanced Crop Science
Principles of Plant Pathology
Technology of Fruit and Vegetable Production
Environmental Horticulture
Weed Science
Insect Pests of Ornamentals and Turf
Biology of Insects
Total Credits22

General Requirements

  • All courses presented for the minor must be passed with a grade of "C-" or better.
  • All courses presented for the minor must be taken at the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Students may use a maximum of six credits or two courses to satisfy the requirements of both a major and a minor.
  • The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture has mandatory advising for each of its major and minor programs. Students are required to meet with their advisor at least twice a year.
  • Students matriculating to this minor will need MATH113 or higher and CHEM131/132 as prerequisites