Soil Science Curriculum

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Soil Science has an undergraduate curriculum to prepare you for your career.

General Course Requirements

  • English (6 hrs)
  • Writing Course (3 hrs)
  • Basic Math and Science (22 hrs)
  • General Electives (22 hrs)
  • Area of Emphasis—either Land Use or
    Watershed Management (12 hrs)
  • Required Major Courses (40-41 hrs)
  • Free Electives (7-8 hrs)
  • Restricted Electives (15 hrs)

Total Credit Hours—128

Sample core classes in the major include the following:

  • Soil Science
  • Plant Science
  • General Microbiology
  • Soil Conservation and Management
  • Principles of Entomology
  • Principles of Genetics
  • General Plant Pathology

Electives include:

  • Soil Fertility
  • Soil Microbiology
  • Soil Physics
  • Reclamation of Disturbed Soils
  • Land Use
  • Soil Genesis and Classification

B.S. in Soil Science Checklist