Explore the dirty details of soil.
Healthy agriculture and ecosystems begin with quality soil. Industry, growers and
landowners must overcome challenges like contamination and erosion to maintain this
quality. That’s where soil scientists come in.
This program examines the characteristics of soils and practical tools for making
soils healthier. You will learn to apply knowledge in biology, chemistry and physics to conserve and improve soil and water quality for farming,
bioremediation, development, and much more.
Much of your education will take place in the plant science farms, greenhouses, labs,
and in the field, where you might collect soil samples for analysis, investigate water
contaminants, or measure plant nutrients.