Soil Science Option - Environmental Resource Management Major

Students apply biology, chemistry, earth sciences, ecology, hydrology, mineralogy, mathematics, and physics to study soil processes and functions, and to solve problems related to environmental protection and sustainable management of natural resources.

Courses in the Soil Science option of the Environmental Resource Management major develop student competence in soil ecology, mapping, genesis, physical properties, and chemical properties. Requirements also include applied courses in soil remediation, groundwater hydrology, and geographic information systems. In addition, students develop an 18-credit unit tailored to each students unique interest, or to a specific career goal.