ONLINE AGRONOMY AND SOILS PROGRAM SETS SPRING CLASSES
AUBURN, Ala. -- The Auburn University Department of Agronomy and Soils is offering six online courses spring semester 2011 through its advanced-degree distance education program, in which individuals can either take single refresher courses or enroll in a graduate program to pursue a master of agriculture or a master's of science degree in agronomy and soils.
The list of spring courses includes basic crop science, basic soil science, turfgrass management, plant genetics and crop improvement, bioenergy and the environment and soil microbiology, a course that has a required lab.
The department launched the distance education program three years ago to provide professionals in such fields as agriculture, environmental management, turfgrass and golf course management and agribusinesses and those with federal and state agencies including the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Natural Resources Conservation Service the opportunity to take classes and earn advanced degrees while working.
Spring semester classes start Monday, Jan. 10, and students (including those in distance education) can register for classes up to 15 days after that IF the classes aren't full. Early registration is urged.
Tuition for online courses is $292 per credit hour for undergraduate-level classes and $330 per credit hour for graduate courses.
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