Soil Restoration and Conservation graduates provide technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, state and local governments, and others concerned with the conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources. Emphasis is on interpretations of land sustainability for agricultural, urban, industrial, and recreational land uses, waste disposal, water management systems, and ecological purposes. Specialists develop programs designed to obtain the most productive use of land while minimizing or mitigating damages. Others help landowners and managers develop management practices to combat erosion. Students are prepared for careers in environmental consulting, government conservation and resource management agencies, farm management, and municipal soil and water resource management agencies.

Effective Fall 2015

Freshman
AUCCCredits
AGRI 192 or 292Orientation to Agricultural Systems
Transfer Seminar
 1
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)3C3
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)3A4
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)3A1
CHEM 113General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 114General Chemistry Lab II 1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
LAND 220/LIFE 220Fundamentals of Ecology (GT-SC2)3A3
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)1B1
SOCR 100General Crops 4
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
BSPM 308Ecology and Management of Weeds 3
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 4
PH 110Descriptive Physics (GT-SC2)3A3
PHIL 110Logic and Critical Thinking (GT-AH3)3B3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science 4
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 29
Junior
 
CHEM 334Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1
CHEM 335Introduction to Analytical Chemistry 3
GR 304/WR 304Sustainable Watersheds3A3
JTC 300Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)23
SOCR 320Forage and Pasture Management 3
SOCR 350Soil Fertility Management 3
SOCR 351Soil Fertility Laboratory 1
SOCR 370Irrigation Principles 2
SOCR 377Geographic Information Systems in Agriculture 3
SOCR 440Pedology 4
SOCR 486 or 487Practicum
Internship
 1-3
Select one course from the following: 3
General Statistics  
Introduction to Statistical Methods  
Introduction to Biostatistics  
 Total Credits 30-32
Senior
 
BZ 440Plant Physiology 3
RS 478Ecological Restoration 3
SOCR 371Irrigation of Field Crops 1
SOCR 421Crop and Soil Management Systems II4A,4B,4C4
SOCR 455Soil Microbiology 3
SOCR 467Soil and Environmental Chemistry 3
SOCR 470Soil Physics 3
SOCR 471Soil Physics Laboratory 1
SOCR 492Seminar4A1
Electives1 7-9
 Total Credits 29-31
 Program Total Credits: 120
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Select from list of department electives.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   1
Orientation to Agricultural Systems    
Transfer Seminar    
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)X 3A4
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)  3A1
LAND 220/LIFE220Fundamentals of Ecology (GT-SC2)X 3A3
MATH 117College Algebra in Context I (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 118College Algebra in Context II (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)X 1B1
SOCR 100General CropsX  4
 Total Credits   16
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)  3C3
BZ 120Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)X 3A4
CHEM 113General Chemistry IIX  3
CHEM 114General Chemistry Lab II   1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)X 1A3
AUCC 1B (MATH) must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   14
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BSPM 308Ecology and Management of Weeds   3
CHEM 245Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry   4
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
 Total Credits   13
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
PH 110Descriptive Physics (GT-SC2)  3A3
PHIL 110Logic and Critical Thinking (GT-AH3)  3B3
SOCR 240Introductory Soil ScienceX  4
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
 Total Credits   16
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
JTC 300Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)  23
SOCR 350Soil Fertility Management   3
SOCR 351Soil Fertility Laboratory   1
SOCR 377Geographic Information Systems in Agriculture   3
SOCR 440Pedology   4
 Total Credits   14
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 334Quantitative Analysis Laboratory   1
CHEM 335Introduction to Analytical Chemistry   3
GR 304/WR 304Sustainable Watersheds  3A3
SOCR 320Forage and Pasture Management   3
SOCR 370Irrigation Principles   2
Select one course from the following:   1-3
Practicum    
Internship    
Select one course from the following:   3
General Statistics    
Introduction to Statistical Methods    
Introduction to Biostatistics    
 Total Credits   16
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
SOCR 371Irrigation of Field CropsX  1
SOCR 421Crop and Soil Management Systems IIX 4A,4B,4C4
SOCR 455Soil MicrobiologyX  3
SOCR 470Soil PhysicsX  3
SOCR 471Soil Physics LaboratoryX  1
SOCR 492SeminarX 4A1
Electives   4
LAND 220 / LIFE 220 must be completed by the end of Semester 7.X   
 Total Credits   17
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
BZ 440Plant PhysiologyX  3
RS 478Ecological RestorationX  3
SOCR 467Soil and Environmental ChemistryX  3
ElectivesX  5
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of studyX   
 Total Credits   14
 Program Total Credits:   120