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Agroecology

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.

Description

What is Agroecology at WVU like?

Description

Agroecology is the interdisciplinary study of how agricultural production of plants and animals affects and is affected by the local environment. It emphasizes sustainable and environmentally friendly approaches to agricultural production.

Our Agroecology program will teach you to combine the concepts of crop production with those of environmental protection in such a way that there is a sustained balance between production and environmental issues. Our faculty are nationally known for their work in soil science as it relates to environmental protection and land use.

At a Glance

Elective Focuses

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

  • Crop Science
  • Soil Health
  • Plant Health Management
  • Entrepreneurship/Agriculture Business

Opportunities

What makes Agroecology at WVU unique?

Careers

What can you do with a degree in Agroecology?

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Agroecology major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.

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Courses

What are the courses like in Agroecology at WVU?

Major Map

Check out the course requirements and suggested plan of study for WVU's Agroecology major.

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Cost

How much does Agroecology at WVU cost?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Semester $4,992
Fall and Spring Semesters $9,984
Non-Resident
Per Semester $13,140
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,280
International
Per Semester $13,440
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,880
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Merit-based Scholarships

Incoming freshmen to the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design may qualify for merit-based scholarships based on GPAs and SAT/ACT test scores. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Agroecology at WVU?

University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Agroecology major, you must first meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2018-19 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

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