This schedule outlines many online agricultural courses that are available each term at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 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 approximately midway through their program. Search and Enroll through MyRed.nebraska.edu and follow the registration procedures. Contact instructors for syllabi.

Priority Registration for Summer 2019 began March 4, 2019. Priority Registration for Fall 2019 began March 25, 2019.

Course Delivery

The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Online Program offers 3 virtual communities:  Canvas, Campus Extension and the Plant & Soil Science eLibrary (eLibrary instructions).

Students must maintain good grades while in a graduate program.  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 search 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.

Classes Expected for summer 2019
–  Canvas is UNL's Learning Management System. Help for Canvas.
NumberCourse NameCredits
AGRO 809A Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Breeding for Disease Resistance (6/10/19-8/16/19)  1
AGRO 809B Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Transgenic Strategies (6/10/19-8/16/19)  1
AGRO/PLPT 817 Plant Pathology: Principles & Applications (6/10/19-8/16/19) 3
AGRO/HORT 832 Learning Plant Science (6/10/19-8/16/19) 3
AGRO 894 Master's Project (10 weeks over first 5 weeks and second 5 weeks) 1-6
AGRO 899 Master's Thesis (6-10 total credits required for degree) 6-10
Related Courses:
ENTO 812 Entomology & Pest Mgt. (Second 5 weeks) 3
NRES 822 Lab Earth:  Earth's Changing Systems (First 5 weeks) 3

Classes Expected for Fall 2019 – Canvas is UNL's Primary Learning Management System. Help for Canvas.
NumberCourse NameCredits
AGRO 809A Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Breeding for Disease Resistance  1
AGRO 809B Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Transgenic Strategies 1
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 843 Ecology of Invasive Species (for Grasslands Mgt. certificate students through AG*IDEA - contact Diane Wasser for permission codes) 3
HORT 843M Weed Science (Horticulture certificate students should contact Diane Wasser for permission codes.) 4
AGRO 847 Grassland Fire Ecology (for Grasslands Mgt. certificate students through AG*IDEA - contact Diane Wasser for permission codes) 3
AGRO 852 Grazing Ecology & Management (for Grasslands Mgt. certificate students through AG*IDEA - contact Diane Wasser for permission codes) 3
AGRO/HORT 888 Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development (Horticulture certificate students should take AG*IDEA section & contact Diane Wasser for permission codes). MS students may register as usual through MyRed. 3
AGRO 894 Master's Project 1-6
AGRO/NRES 906 Crop Growth & Yield Modeling 3
AGRO 991 General Seminar and Presentation 1
Related Courses:
Online Entomology courses 
for an ENTO minor 
ENTO 805 Intro. to Entomology 1
ENTO 819 Insect Behavior 3
ENTO 837 IPM in Sensitive Environments 1
NRES 803 Ecological Statistics 3
NRES 813 Environmental Leadership 3

Classes Expected for Spring 2020
Canvas is UNL's Default Learning Management System
NumberCourse NameCredits
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 816A Heterosis 1
AGRO 816B Haploids & Doubled Haploids 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
AGRI/AGRO/ENTO 828 Scientific Illustration 3
HORT 842A     OR
BIOL 814 at UNK
Plant Pathology (for Horticulture certificate students through AG*IDEA, contact Diane Wasser)     OR
with Dr. Paul Twigg at University of Nebraska-Kearney
3
AGRO 849 Watershed Mgt on Grasslands (for Grasslands Mgt. certificate students through AG*IDEA, contact Diane Wasser) 3
AGRO 851 Grassland Plant Identification 2
HORT 880 Modified Rootzones 1
AGRO/HORT 888 Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development (Must earn B or above) 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 
ENTO 803 Management of Horticultural Insects 3
ENTO 805 Intro to Entomology 1
ENTO/PLPT 814 Forensic Entomology 3
ENTO 818 Insect ID & Natural History 4
AGRO/ENTO 828 Scientific Illustration 3
NRES 814 Lab Earth: Earth's Nat'l Resource System 3

Classes Expected for summer 2020
–  Canvas is UNL's default Learning Management Systems. Help for Canvas.
NumberCourse NameCredits
AGRO 809A Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Breeding for Disease Resistance (6/8/20-8/14/20)  1
AGRO 809B Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Breeding for Disease Resistance (6/8/20-8/14/20)  1
AGRO/PLPT 817 Plant Pathology: Principles & Applications (6/8/80-8/14/20) 3
AGRO/HORT 832 Learning Plant Science (6/8/20-8/14/20) 3
AGRO 835 Agroecology  (8-week session: 5/18-7/10/20) 3
AGRO 894 Master's Project (10 weeks over first 5 weeks and second 5 weeks) 1-6
AGRO 899 Master's Thesis (6-10 total credits required for degree) 6-10
Related Courses:
ENTO 812 Entomology & Pest Mgt. 3
NRES 822 Lab Earth:  Earth's Changing Systems (1st 5 weeks) 3
Classes Expected for Fall 2020Canvas is UNL's Default Learning Management System.#numerical
NumberCourse NameCredits
AGRO 809A Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Disease Resistance Breeding (Must earn B or above) 1
AGRO 809B Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Transgenic Strategies (Must earn B or above) 1
AGRO 811 Crop Genetic Engineering (mini course starting late October) (Must earn B or above) 2
AGRO/ENTO 815A Self-Pollinated Crop Breeding (mini course) 1
AGRO/ENTO 815B Germplasm & Genes (mini course) 1
AGRO/ENTO 815D Cross-Pollinated Crop Breeding (mini course) 1
HORT 842B   OR BIOL 803P at UNK Plant Physiology (fall even-numbered years) with AG*IDEA so please contact Diane Wasser for permission codes.
    OR
with Dr. Paul Twigg at University of Nebraska-Kearney.  Use Intercampus Registration.
3
AGRO/HORT 888 Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development
Horticulture certificate students should take AG*IDEA section & contact Diane Wasser for permission codes.
3
AGRO 894 Master's Project (contact Kathy Schindler for permission code) 1-6
AGRO 899 Master's Thesis (contact Kathy Schindler for permission code) 1-10
AGRO 906 Crop Growth & Yield Modeling 3
AGRO 991 General Seminar and Presentation (required by Department) 1

Related Course:
Online Entomology courses
for an ENTO minor
ENTO 805 Introduction to Entomology 1
ENTO 810 Insects as Educational Tools 3
ENTO 820 Insect Toxicology 3
ENTO 825 Mgt. of Agronomic Crop Insects 3
ENTO 837 IPM in Sensitive Environments 1
ENTO 896 Independent Study - Insect Evolution 3

Classes Expected for Spring 2021
–  Canvas is UNL's primary Learning Management System.
NumberCourse NameCredits
AGRO 809A Disease Resistance Breeding: Phythothora in Soybeans Case Study (Grad students must earn B or above) 1
AGRO 809B Disease Resistance Breeding: Transgenic Strategies (Grad students must earn B or above) 1
AGRO 812 Crop & Weed Genetics (Grad students must earn B or above) 2
AGRO 814 Turfgrass Disease Management (mini-session) (Grad students must earn B or above) 1
AGRO 816A Heterosis (Rescheduled for spring 2020) 1
AGRO 816B Haploids & Doubled Haploids (Rescheduled for spring 2020) 1
AGRO 816E Genotype by Environment Interaction (G x E) Rescheduled for spring 2020. 1
AGRI/AGRO/ENTO/HORT 828 Scientific Illustration 3
AGRO 851 Grasslands Plant ID 2
HORT 843K Advanced Greenhouse Production  - Horticulture certificate students should contact Diane Wasser for permission codes. 4
AGRO 849 Watershed Management - Grasslands Management certificate students should contact Diane Wasser for permission codes. 3
AGRO/HORT 880 Modified Rootzones (mini-session)
Horticulture certificate students should contact Diane Wasser for permission codes.
1
AGRO 888 Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development 3
AGRO 896 Land Grabs in the Global South (Cancelled for Spring 2019) 3
AGRO 894 Master's Project 1-6
AGRO 899 Master's Thesis (6-10 total credits required for degree) 6-10
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
ENTO 801 Insect Physiology 3
ENTO 805 Introduction to Entomology 1
ENTO 815 Medical Entomology 3
ENTO 818 Insect Identification & Natural History 4

Graduate classes by numerical order

NumberCourse NameCredits
AGRO 809A Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Disease Resistance Breeding  (Grad students must earn B or above) 1
AGRO 809B Case Studies in Plant Breeding: Transgenic Strategies (Grad students must earn B or above) 1
AGRO 811 Crop Genetic Engineering (Must earn B or above) 2
AGRO 812 Crop & Weed Genetics (spring) - (Must earn B or above) 2
AGRO/HORT/ TLMT/PLPT 814 Turfgrass Disease Management (every spring) - (Must earn B or above) 1
AGRO/ENTO 815A Self-Pollinated Crop Breeding 1
AGRO/ENTO 815B Germplasm & Genes 1
AGRO/ENTO 815D Cross-Pollinated Crop Breeding 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 1
AGRO/PLPT/HORT 817 Plant Pathology: Principles & Applications (every summer) 3
AGRO 821 Learning Biotechnology (summer 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/AGRI/ENTO 828 Scientific Illustration (spring course) 3
AGRO 831 Spatial Variability in Soils  (tentative for spring 2020) 2
AGRO/HORT 832 Learning Plant Science (summer odd-numbered years) 3

HORT 842A OR
BIOL 814 at UNK

Plant Pathology (through AG*IDEA for Hort. certificate students)   OR
with Dr. Paul Twigg at University of Nebraska-Kearney (spring of even-numbered years)
3

HORT 842B   OR
BIOL 803B

Plant Physiology    OR
  with Dr. Paul Twigg at Univ. of Nebraska-Kearney   (offered in the fall of even-numbered years)
3

BIOL 830P

Sustainable Agriculture at UNK. See syllabus and use Intercampus Registration. 3
AGRO 843 Ecology of Invasive Species (for Grasslands Management Certificate students through AG*IDEA - contact Diane Wasser for permission codes) 3
HORT 843A Advanced Greenhouse Crop Production (for Horticulture certificate students through Ag*Idea) 3
HORT 844B Environmental Stress Physiology (for Horticulture certificate students through AG*IDEA) 1
AGRO 846/ASCI 824 Forage Quality (offered in the summer of even-numbered years) 3
AGRO 847 Grassland Fire Ecology (for Grasslands Mgt. Certificate students through AG*IDEA through AG*IDEA) 3
AGRO 848 Grassland Monitoring & Assessment (for Grasslands Mgt. Certificate students through Ag*Idea) 2
AGRO 849 Watershed Management in Grasslands (for Grasslands Mgt. Certificate students through Ag*Idea) 3
AGRO 851 Grassland Plant Identification 2
AGRO 852 Grazing Ecology & Management (for Grasslands Mgt. Certificate students every fall through AG*IDEA) 3
AGRO/HORT/TLMT 880 Modified Rootzones (Spring odd-numbered years) - Grad students must earn B or above. 1
AGRO/HORT 888 Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development - Grad students must earn B or above. 3
AGRO 896 Land Grabs in the Global South (spring) 3
AGRO 896 Environmental Impacts of Crop Genetics: Weed Evolution (spring) 3
AGRO 894 Master's Project 1-6
AGRO 897 Master of Applied Science (M.A.S.) Degree Project (contact Diane Wasser) 1-6
AGRO 899 Master's Degree Thesis (contact Danielle Lopez or Kathy Schindler for permission code.) 6-10
AGRO 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 from University of Nebraska-Kearney
Courses from the popular graduate Biology program may transfer into your Agronomy or Horticulture graduate program. See: UNK Course Descriptions and be sure to speak with your faculty advisor prior to taking a UNK class. To register, complete a 1-page Intercampus Registration Form. Suggested classes include:
NumberCourse NameCredits
BIOL 803P Plant Physiology 3 (fall even-numbered yrs.)
BIOL 806P Plant Ecology 3
BIOL 813 Issues in Bioethics 3
BIOL 814 Plant Pathology 3 (spring even-numbered yrs.)
BIOL 823 Environmental Biology 3 (fall even-numbered yrs.
BIOL 824 Principles of Ecology 3
BIOL 830P Sustainable Agriculture (syllabus) 3 (fall class)
BIOL 834 Conservation Biology 3 (spring odd-numbered yrs.)
BIOL 844 Molecular Biotechnology 3 (spring odd-numbered years)