As defined by R.A. Fisher *“Biometry, the active pursuit of biological knowledge by quantitative methods”* is the application of statistical and quantitative methods to problems in agriculture and life sciences.

Core course work emphasized applied statistics, experimental design, and statistical genetics. The program has an interdisciplinary emphasis, combining formal coursework in statistics and agriculture with applied problem solving projects and cooperative education bridging the two areas.

**Quantitative Methods Core
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AGRI 491G DATA ANALYSIS/INTERPRET 3

AGRI 590 EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN 3

AGRI 528 POPULATION GENETICS 3

AGRI 590 EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN 3

AGRI 528 POPULATION GENETICS 3

**Electives**

AGRO 414G CROP IMPROVEMENT 3

AGRI 475G SPECIALTY CROP PRODUCTION 3

AGRO 521 PASTURE MANAGEMENT 3

**Research and Science Communication**

AGRI 598 SEMINAR 3

**Special Problems**

AGRI 597 IND SPEC PROB/AGRIC: GAME THEORY/TRAIT RESISTANCE MGT 3

AGRI 597 IND SPEC PROB/AGRIC: ECONOMETRICS/BIOTECH PERCEPTIONS 3

**Cooperative Education Experience**

AGRI 597 IND SPEC PROB/AGRIC: COOP EDUC 3

**Minor Field: Finance and Development Economics**

AGEC 463G AGRICULTURAL FINANCE 3

AGEC 468G WORLD FOOD DEVELOPMENT 3

AGEC 468G WORLD FOOD DEVELOPMENT 3

**Supplemental M.B.A. Coursework:**

ECON 502 APPLIED MICROECON THEORY 3

BA 505 ACCOUNTING 3

BA 519 ADVANCED MANAGERIAL FINANCE 3