Soil and Water Sciences

College of Agriculture

The Soil and Hydrologic Sciences option provides a strong science education, while preparing students to apply this knowledge in many technical phases of soil, water resources and environmental management. Opportunities are numerous and encompass a broad range in science, management, and education with diverse applications addressing agricultural water use, food security, soil and water quality and secure water supplies. Students are especially qualified for graduate study in hydrology, water resources, soil chemistry, soil physics, soil microbiology, environmental science, soil mineralogy and genesis, and ecology.

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Environment and Ecology

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Careers in Soil and Water Sciences
  • Government
  • Environmental consulting firms
  • Research technician
  • Crop consulting - certified crop advisor
  • Professional soil scientist
  • Sales and marketing
  • Graduate and professional school
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