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2017-2018 University Catalog

Soil and Water Sciences, BS


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About the Program

The Soil and Water 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.

Soil and Water Sciences Website

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (29-30 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (79-80 credits)


Electives (10-12 credits)


  • Elective - Credit Hours: 10.00-12.00

College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements


  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
  • 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
  • 9 credits International Understanding
  • 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
  • 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Additional Requirements


Select here  for additional lists.

Program Requirements


14-15 Credits


16 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15-16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


13 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • AGRY 33500 - Weather And Climate
  • Engineering or Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Agricultural Economics, Economics, Management or Organizational Leadership and Supervision Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 3.00-5.00

15-17 Credits


Notes


2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Disclaimer


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