Interested in conserving and restoring soil resources? The minor in Soil Resources and Conservation provides students the opportunity to complement their major by gaining the knowledge and tools to help conserve this most precious resource. Soil erosion and degradation are one of the most serious environmental challenges. At the same time, opportunities to reverse degradation and restore soils while sequestering carbon have never been greater. 

Effective Fall 2012

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Lower Division
SOCR 240Introductory Soil Science4
Upper Division
BZ 440Plant Physiology3
GEOL 454Geomorphology4
Select six credits from the following:6
Forage and Pasture Management
Irrigation Principles
Irrigation of Field Crops
Soil Microbiology
SOCR 350Soil Fertility Management3
SOCR 351Soil Fertility Laboratory1
SOCR 421Crop and Soil Management Systems II4
SOCR 440Pedology4
Select one of the following groups:3-4
Group A:
Soil and Environmental Chemistry
Group B:
Soil Physics
Soil Physics Laboratory
Program Total Credits:32-33