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  • Soil and Water Science

    Credits: 15, completed with minimum grades of C

    This minor must include SWS 3022/3022L Introduction to Soils in the Environment and its lab. Additional SWS courses must be approved in writing by the academic adviser and the undergraduate coordinator in soil and water science at least two semesters before graduation. Courses taught outside the Department of Soil and Water Science cannot be used to fulfill requirements for this minor.

    Fifteen credits in soils courses are necessary for certification as a soil scientist and/or to work for the federal government as a soil scientist. Some courses offered in soil and water science will not be accepted for certification or to work for the federal government.

    Required Courses

    Courses Credits
    SWS 3022 Introduction to Soils in the Environment 3
    SWS 3022L Introduction to Soils in the Environment Laboratory 1

    Electives

    Courses Credits
    ALS 3133 Agricultural and Environmental Quality 3
    SWS 2007 The World of Water 3
    SWS 2008 Land and Life 3
    SWS 3023L Soil Judging 2
    SWS 4116 Environmental Nutrient Management 3
    SWS 4180 Earth System Analysis 3
    SWS 4207 Sustainable Agricultural and Urban Land Management 3
    SWS 4223 Environmental Biogeochemistry 3
    SWS 4231C Soil, Water and Land Use 3
    SWS 4233 Soil and Water Conservation 3
    SWS 4244 Wetlands 3
    SWS 4245 Water Resource Sustainability 3
    SWS 4303C Soil Microbial Ecology 3
    SWS 4307 Ecology of Waterborne Pathogens 3
    SWS 4451 Soil and Water Chemistry 3
    SWS 4550 Soils, Water and Public Health 3
    SWS 4602C Soil Physics 3
    SWS 4715C Environmental Pedology 4
    SWS 4720 GIS in Soil and Water Science 3
    SWS 4905 Individual Work 1-3
    SWS 4932 Special Topics in Soil and Water Science 1-3
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