Graduate Courses

This schedule outlines the online agricultural courses that are available each term. Graduate students in Agronomy or Horticulture may select classes from this list to fulfill their course requirements.  Each student should work with his/her faculty advisor to complete and file a Memorandum of Courses (MOC) with Graduate Studies, a blueprint for student coursework, about midway through their program. Enroll through MyRed.nebraska.edu and follow the registration procedures. Contact instructors for syllabi.

Summer Session Registration begins Monday, March 6, 2017.  Priority Registration for Fall 2017 starts Monday, March 27, 2017.



Course Delivery

The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Online Program uses 4 virtual communities: Blackboard, Canvas,  Campus Extension and the Plant & Soil Science eLibrary (click for directions on the eLibrary).

Students must maintain acceptable grades while in the graduate program.  The Office of Graduate Studies requires that students earn a B or above on all courses cross-listed with an undergraduate class and a C or above on all graduate-only courses.

For an official listing of online classes, be sure to visit MyRed, the Graduate Course Catalog or the list of online courses offered through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CASNR) (pdf). To enroll in AG*IDEA classes, contact Diane Wasser, AG*IDEA coordinator at dwasser1@unl.edu, 402-472-6251.


Schedule by Semester

This schedule lists courses that are available each term. Working with their advisor, masters or certificate students may select from these courses to fulfill their program requirements.  Each MS student should file a formal Memorandum of Courses (MOC) about midway through the program with Graduate Studies. For questions, contact Kathy Schindler, 402-472-1730.


Classes Expected for spring 2017
Unl using both Canvas and blackboard Learning Management Systems.
Number Course Name Credits
AGRO 812 Crop & Weed Genetics 2
AGRO 814 Turfgrass Disease Management 1
AGRO 816A Heterosis (Feb. 27-April 5, 2017) 1
AGRO 816B Haploids & Doubled Haploids (Jan. 9-Feb. 8, 2017) 1
AGRO 816E Genotype by Environment Interaction (G x E) Feb. 28-April 6, 2017 1
AGRO 896 Environmental Impacts of Crop Genetics: Weed Evolution  (new class from Jan. 9-Feb. 17, 2017!) 1
HORT 843A Greenhouse Crop Production (through AG*IDEA) 4
HORT 844B Environmental Stress Physiology (through AG*IDEA) Sorry, as of 1/3/17 Enrollment is now closed. 1
HORT 844E General Viticulture (through AG*IDEA) 3
AGRO 851 Grasslands Plant ID 2
AGRO/HORT/TLMT 880 Modified Rootzones (Feb. 14-March 16, 2017) 1
AGRO/HORT 888 Business Mgt. for Ag. Enterprises 3
AGRO 896/809A Disease Resistance Breeding: Phythothora in Soybean Case Study 1
AGRO 896/809B Disease Resistance Breeding: Transgenic Strategies 1
AGRO 896 Land Grabs in the Global South 3
AGRO 894 Master's Project 1-6
AGRO 991 Seminar Presentation & Evaluation (full-semester course required by all M.S. Agronomy and Horticulture students). 1
Online Entomology courses for an ENTO minor - http://entomology.unl.edu/courses/deccourses.shtml:
ENTO 801 Insect Physiology 3
ENTO 815 Medical Entomology 3
ENTO 813 Biological Control of Pests (Canceled for Spring 2017) 3
ENTO 818 Insect Identification & Natural History 4


Classes Expected for summer 2017 (Open Registration starts March 6, 2017)
Unl using both Canvas and blackboard Learning Management Systems.

Number Course Name Credits
AGRO/PLPT 817 Plant Pathology: Principles & Applications (6/5-8/10/17) 3
AGRO/HORT 832 Learning Plant Science (6/5-8/10/17) 3
AGRO 809A Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Breeding for Disease Resistance (6/5-8/10/17) 1
AGRO 809B Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Transgenic Strategies (6/5-8/10/17) 1
AGRO 894 Master's Project (first 5 weeks or second 5 weeks) 1-6
ENTO 812 Entomology and Pest Management (7/10-8/10/17 Second 5 weeks) 3
ENTO 818 Insect Identification & Natural History (5/15-7/7/17 Eight weeks) 4
NRES 822 Lab Earth:  Earth's Changing Systems (1st 5 weeks) 3


Classes Expected for Fall 2017 (pRIORITY rEGISTRATION mARCH 27-aPRIL 12, 2017)
Canvas becomes UNL's Default Learning Management System.
Number Course Name Credits
AGRO 811 Crop Genetic Engineering 2
AGRO/ENTO 815A Self-Pollinated Crop Breeding 1
AGRO/ENTO 815B Germplasm & Genes 1
AGRO/ENTO 815D Cross-Pollinated Crop Breeding 1
AGRO 818 Agricultural Biochemistry 2
HORT 844A Environmental Nursery Production Practices  (through AG*IDEA - contact Diane Wasser for permission codes) 3
AGRO 843 Ecology of Invasive Species (through AG*IDEA - contact Diane Wasser for permission codes) 3
AGRO 847 Grassland Fire Ecology (through AG*IDEA - contact Diane Wasser for permission codes) 3
AGRO/HORT 888 Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises (Horticulture certificate students should take AG*IDEA section & contact Diane Wasser for permission codes) 3
AGRO 809A Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Disease Resistance Breeding 1
AGRO 809B Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Transgene Strategies 1
AGRO 894 Master's Project 1-6
AGRO/NRES 906 Crop Growth & Yield Modeling
AGRO 991 General Seminar and Presentation 1
Online Entomology courses for an ENTO minor - http://entomology.unl.edu/courses/deccourses.shtml:
ENTO 802 Aquatic Insects 2
ENTO 806 Insect Ecology 3
ENTO 819 Insect Behavior 3
NRES 803 Ecological Statistics 3
NRES 813 Ecological Leadership 3



Classes Expected for Spring 2018
Canvas is UNL's Default Learning Management System
Number Course Name Credits
AGRO 809A Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Disease Resistance Breeding 1
AGRO 809B Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Transgenic Strategies 1
AGRO/HORT 812 Crop & Weed Genetics   2
HORT/AGRO/PLPT/TLMT 814 Turfgrass Disease Management  1
AGRO 816E Genotype by Environment Interaction 1
AGRO 822 Integrated Weed Management (offered spring of even-numbered years) 1
AGRO/HORT 824 Plant Nutrition & Nutrient Management (offered spring of even-numbered years) 3
AGRO/ENTO 826 Scientific Illustration 3
AGRO 831 Spatial Variability in Soils  (offered spring of even-numbered years) 2
HORT 843K Advanced Arboriculture (through AG*IDEA) 3
HORT 843M Weed Science (through AG*IDEA) 4
HORT 842A or BIOL 814 at UNK Plant Pathology (through AG*IDEA) with Dr. Paul Twigg 3
AGRO 851 Grassland Plant Identification 2
AGRO/HORT/TLMT 880 Modified Rootzones 1
AGRO/HORT 888 Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises 3
HORT 844B Environmental Stress Physiology (through AG*IDEA) 1
AGRO 896 Land Grabs in the Global South 3
AGRO 894 Master's Project

3

AGRO 991 Seminar Presentation & Evaluation (full-semester course required by all M.S. Agronomy and Horticulture students). 

1

  Online Entomology courses for an ENTO minor - http://entomology.unl.edu/courses/deccourses.shtml:  
ENTO 803 Management of Horticultural Insects 3
ENTO/PLPT 813 Biological Control of Pests 3
ENTO/FORS 814 Forensic Entomology 3
ENTO 818 Insect ID & Natural History 4
ENTO/AGRO 826 Scientific Illustration 3
NRES 814 Lab Earth: Earth's Nat'l Resource System 3


Classes Expected for summer 2018
Canvas is UNL's Default Learning Management System.

Number Course Name Credits
AGRO 809A Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Disease Res. Breeding 1
AGRO 809B Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Transgenic Strategies 1
AGRO/PLPT 817 Plant Pathology: Principles & Applications (6/5-8/10/17) 3
AGRO/HORT 821 Learning Biotechnology 3
AGRO 846/ASCI 824 Forage Quality (8-week session)
AGRO 894 Master's Project (first 5 weeks or second 5 weeks) 1-6


Classes Expected for Fall 2018 (pRIORITY rEGISTRATION mARCH 28-aPRIL 12, 2017)
Canvas is UNL's Default Learning Management System.
Number Course Name Credits
AGRO 809A Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Disease Resistance Breeding 1
AGRO 809B Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Transgenic Strategies
AGRO 811 Crop Genetic Engineering 2
AGRO/ENTO 815A Self-Pollinated Crop Breeding 1
AGRO/ENTO 815B Germplasm & Genes 1
AGRO/ENTO 815D Cross-Pollinated Crop Breeding 1
AGRO 818 Agricultural Biochemistry 2
HORT 842B (of BIOL 803P at UNK) Plant Physiology (fall even-numbered years). This courses is through AG*IDEA so please contact Diane Wasser for permission codes. 3
AGRO 852 Grazing Ecology & Management (every fall through AG*IDEA) 3
AGRO/HORT 888 Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises (Horticulture certificate students should take AG*IDEA section & contact Diane Wasser for permission codes) 3
AGRO 894 Master's Project 1-6
AGRO 906 Crop Growth & Yield Modeling
AGRO 991 General Seminar and Presentation 1
Online Entomology courses for an ENTO minor - http://entomology.unl.edu/courses/deccourses.shtml:
ENTO 806 Insect Ecology 3
ENTO 8190 Insects as Educational Tools 3
ENTO 825 Management of Agronomic Crop Insects 3


Graduate classes by Numerical order
Number Course Name Credits
AGRO 809A Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Disease Resistance Breeding 1
AGRO 809B Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Transgenic Strategies 1
AGRO 811 Crop Genetic Engineering  (fall) 2
AGRO 812 Crop & Weed Genetics  (spring) 2
AGRO/HORT/
TLMT/PLPT 814
Turfgrass Disease Management (spring) 1
AGRO/ENTO 815A Self-Pollinated Crop Breeding (fall) 1
AGRO 815B Germplasm & Genes (fall) 1
AGRO 815D Cross-Pollinated Crop Breeding (fall) 1
AGRO 816A Heterosis in Plant Breeding 1
AGRO 816B Haploids & Double Haploids in Plant Breeding (spring even-numbered years) 1
AGRO 816E Genotype by Environment Interaction (spring) 1
AGRO/PLPT 817 Plant Pathology (summer odd-numbered years) 3
AGRO/HORT 821 Learning Biotechnology (offered summer of even-numbered years) 3
AGRO/HORT 822 Integrated Weed Management (offered spring of even-numbered years) 1
AGRO/HORT 824 Plant Nutrition & Nutrient Management (offered spring of even-numbered years) 3
AGRO 831 Spatial Variability in Soils (offered spring of even-numbered years) 2
AGRO/HORT 832 Learning Plant Science (offered summer of odd-numbered years) 3
HORT 842A or BIOL 814 at UNK Plant Pathology taught by Dr. Paul Twigg 3
HORT 842B Plant Physiology   or   BIOL 803B at Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney   (offered in the fall) 3
 AGRO 843 Ecology of Invasive Species (through Ag*Idea - fall) 3
HORT 843A Advanced Greenhouse Crop Production (through Ag*Idea - expected spring 2017) 3
HORT 844B Environmental Stress Physiology (through Ag*Idea - expected spring 2017) 1
HORT 844E General Viticulture (through Ag*Idea - expected spring 2017) 3
AGRO 846/ASCI 824 Forage Quality (offered in the summer of even-numbered years) 3
AGRO 847 Grassland Fire Ecology (through Ag*Idea) 3
AGRO 848 Grassland Monitoring & Assessment (through Ag*Idea) 2
AGRO 849 Watershed Management in Grasslands (through Ag*Idea) 3
AGRO 851 Grassland Plant Identification (spring) 2
AGRO 852 Grazing Ecology & Management (every fall through AG*IDEA) 3
AGRO/HORT/TLMT 880 Modified Rootzones (moving to spring semesters) 1
AGRO/HORT 888 Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises 3
AGRO 896 Land Grabs in the Global South (spring) 3
AGRO 894 Master's Degree Project 1-6
AGRO 897 Master of Applied Science (M.A.S.) Degree Project (contact Diane Wasser, dwasser1@unl.edu) 1-6
AGRO 899 Master's Degree Thesis 6-10
AGRO/NRES 906 Crop Modeling and Yield Growth (Fall) 3
AGRO 991 General Seminar and Presentation (required by all M.S. in Agronomy and Horticulture graduate students). 1
Online Courses for Entomology Minor (only 9 credits needed) are listed at http://entomology.unl.edu/courses/deccourses.shtml
ENTO 802 Aquatic Insects 2
ENTO 803 Management of Horticulture Insects 3
ENTO 806 Insect Ecology 3
ENTO 810 Insects as Educational Tools for the Classroom 3
ENTO 812 Entomology and Pest Management 3
ENTO/PLPT 813 Biological Control of Pests 3
ENTO 818 Insect ID and Natural History 4
ENTO 820 Insect Toxicology 2
ENTO 825 Management of Agronomic Crop Insects 3
Online Courses for Agricultural Leadership Minor (minimum 9 credits are needed) http://alec.unl.edu/alec_course_offerings:
ALEC 801 Theoretical Foundations of Leadership - usually a pre-requisite for many ALEC classes 3
ALEC 802 Developing Leadership Capacity in Organizations & Communities 3
ALEC 804 Problems of Beginning Agriscience Teachers 3
ALEC 805 Advanced Teaching Strategies 3
ALEC/ENTO 830 (formerly 806) Introduction to the Development of Distance Education Courses 3
ALEC 807 Supervisory Leadership 3
ALEC Environmental Leadership 3
ALEC 816 Management Strategies in Distance Education Environments 3
ALEC 877 Leadership & Motivation 3
ALEC 906 Theoretical Foundations of Distance Education 3
ALEC 908 Organization of the Agricultural Mechanics Program 3
ALEC 913 Program Development in Occupational Education 3
Online Courses for Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education Minor (only 9 credits needed)
TEAC 800 Inquiry into Teaching & Learning (required for minor) 3
TEAC 801 Curriculum Inquiry (required for minor) 3
TEAC XXX Any other online TEAC graduate class 3
Online Courses for Natural Resources Minor (only 9 credits are needed) http://snr.unl.edu/students/courses.asp:
NRES 809 Laboratory Earth:  Earth & It's Natural Systems 3
NRES 813 Environmental Leadership 3
NRES 814 Laboratory Earth: Earth's Natural Resource Systems 3
NRES 822 Laboratory Earth: Earth's Changing Systems 3
NRES 830 Laboratory Earth: Climate Research Applications 3
NRES 832 Laboratory Earth: Human Dimensions of Climate Change 3
NRES 883 Ecological Economics 3
NRES 898 Special Topics in Natural Resources 3
Online courses from the University of Nebraska-Kearney popular graduate Biology program may transfer into your Agronomy or Horticulture graduate program.  See: http://www.unk.edu/academics/msbio/Course_Descriptions.php  and be sure to speak with your faculty advisor prior to taking a UNK class.   To register, complete a 1-page Intercampus Registration Form at http://www.unk.edu/offices/registrar/academic_policies_handbook/Intercampus_Registration.php.   Suggested classes include:
BIOL 803P           Plant Physiology 3 (fall even-numbered yrs.)
BIOL 814 Plant Pathology 3 (spring even-numbered yrs.)
BIOL 823 Environmental Biology 3 (fall even-numbered yrs.
BIOL 834 Conservation Biology 3 (spring odd-numbered yrs.)
BIOL 844 Molecular Biotechnology 3 (spring odd-numbered years)