Plant and Environmental Soil Science - BS, Soil and Water Emphasis

Curriculum in Plant and Environmental Soil Science is administered by the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. Students following this curriculum develop and utilize basic scientific knowledge to understand the most fundamental resources—plants, soils, and water—and the interaction of these resources in different environmental settings. The required courses provide an essential foundation in several disciplines, while the elective courses can be selected to meet the interests, needs and objectives of individual students.

Based on professional goals and objectives, students majoring in Plant and Environmental Soil Science will select an emphasis in crops or soil and water. In the soil and water emphasis, students will study the nature, properties, management, conservation, and use of soils and water. The graduate in Plant and Environmental Soil and Science with a soil and water emphasis may choose a career in: soil and water resource management such as soil surveying, land appraisal, land use planning, conservation and pollution abatement, or watershed management, or in environmental areas such as pollution control and environmental protection as affected by plant-soil-water interactions.

Flexible curricula are provided so that each student, in consultation with their academic advisor, can design a degree program that best serves the student’s career objectives.