Dec 04, 2022
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Soil and Water Sciences, BS
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
Soil And Water Sciences Major Change (CODO) Requirements
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (29-30 credits)
Required Major Courses (29-30 credits)
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (79 credits)
Electives (11-12 credits)
- Elective - Credit Hours: 11.00-12.00
College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements
University Core Requirements
For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
- Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
- Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
- Information Literacy (IL)
- Oral Communication (OC)
- Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
- Science #1 (SCI)
- Science #2 (SCI)
- Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
- Written Communication (WC)
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
Spring 4th Year
- AGRY 33500 - Weather And Climate
- Engineering or Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Agricultural Economics, Economics, Management or Technology Leadership & Innovation Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Electives - Credit Hours: 4.00-5.00
- 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
- Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.
World Language Courses
World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.
ASL-American Sign Language
The ♦ course is considered critical.
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