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Soil Science Minor

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This minor is administered by the Soil and Waste Resources  Discipline.

The soil science minor satisfies the minimum civil service requirements for soil scientist positions (classification and mapping) in federal agencies such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Forest Service.

Whether you are a major or minor, check with a soils adviser to determine the minimum core course requirements you need for certification as a professional and/or to take state or national exams or to obtain licenses.

Consists of 22 credits with at least 15 credits of soils courses.

Note: Required courses marked ** below have Math prerequisites. Depending on your placement score, additional courses may be required.


* SOIL 362  is necessary for students applying for soil scientist positions with federal agencies.

Forestry majors may substitute SOIL 361  for one of these courses.

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*SOIL 373  has satisfied the crop science requirement for a soil conservationist position with the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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