3+2 Programs in Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences

Our department offers accelerated M.S. degree programs through partnerships with three Chinese universities. Through these partnerships, selected Chinese students complete three years of coursework at their home university, followed by two years at Auburn. A bachelor’s degree is awarded by the home university after the first year at Auburn, and then a master’s is awarded by Auburn upon completion of the final year.

Application Process and Timeline

A 3+2 program between Auburn University and China Agricultural University provides for direct admission into an M.S. degree program in the Auburn Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences. You may pursue the master’s degree with emphases (among others) in crop production, soil science, plant breeding and genetics, weed science, water quality, soil chemistry, turfgrass management, soil microbiology, soil pedology/mineralogy, forage production, biofuel production, and biotechnology and genomics. CAU will award the bachelor’s degree upon completion of your first year at Auburn. Thesis research will be completed at Auburn in the second year. Upon completion of your second year, the M.S. degree will be awarded by Auburn’s Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences.

Program Description   Partnership Agreement

Faculty Liaisons:

Charles Chen
Elizabeth Guertal
Zichao Li
Hongbin Tao

Interdepartmental specific program agreements for each CAU department:
Crop genetics and plant breeding

Auburn University and Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University offer a partnership program enabling Chinese students to complete an NWAFU bachelor’s degree with a year of senior study at Auburn. A second year of study at Auburn leads to a master’s degree from Auburn. The overall goal of this program is to prepare you for a successful career in the global economy by developing your scientific, language and practical skills, as well as your leadership abilities and cultural awareness.

Program Description   Partnership Agreement

Faculty Liaison:

David B. Weaver
Professor Emeritus
201 Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849

Auburn University and Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU) offers a partnership program enabling HZAU students to study at Auburn during their senior year and earn a bachelor’s degree from HZAU. A second year of study at Auburn leads to a master’s degree from Auburn University. The departmental specific program agreement is signed with HZAU’s College of Resources and Environment.

Program Description   Partnership Agreement

Faculty Liaisons: