The study of Soil integrates field-based learning with classroom lessons to give graduates scientific experience necessary in a wide variety of careers revolving around the proper use and protection of soil. Outstanding students can expand the educational experience because opportunities exist to interact with graduate students both in the classroom setting and in field settings as they are solving environmental problems. Credit hours of soil courses required for entry level positions vary, but specific opportunities for students completing courses beyond the introductory soil course exist in both the public and private sector. Specifically, the USDA, Natural Resource Conservation Service has positions as soil conservationists and soil scientists. And soil scientists are employed as Extension agents, USFS Soil Scientists, US Core of Engineers for Wetland delineation, and Bureau of Land Management Ecologists.
4-Year Advising Guide
This guide describes the courses offered in the program and the semesters they are offered. The guide will help students plan each semester of study.
Course Tracking Sheet
The Tracking Sheet helps students keep a record of courses completed.
The guide describes courses that are recommended for transfer into the department.