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Seed Science



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Seed Science is often a secondary major attached to a major such as plant science, crop science, or agronomy.

·       Seed Science & Technology

·       Seed Technology & Business



Degree Type/Duration

·       Certificate (1-2 years)

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (rare - Varies)




Seed science programs are typically found as certificate programs or extensions of majors/minors in collegiate settings, but it can also be found as a graduate degree program. A seed science degree is recommended for those interested in working in agronomy-related roles.


Coursework may cover the following areas: Biology, Horticulture Physiology, Genetics, Agronomy, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Organic Compounds, Soil Science, Physics, Crop Science, Weather & Climate, Grain Science, Precision Agriculture, Plant Breeding, Weed Science, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Seed Health, Seed Production, Seed Variety, Testing & Technology, Conditioning & Storage



Potential Career Paths


·       Seed Production Agronomist

·       Seed Production Technician

·       Crop Systems Specialist



Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Pesticide Applicator’s License

·       Certified Crop Advisor License (CCA)

·       Additional certifications available

·       Internship or work experience directly related to meteorology or climatology

·       Private weather consulting

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