Soils are the most amazing habitats for life on earth. In each handful of soil, there are thousands of different types of microbes and a whole soil food web. These organisms interact within the soil to decompose plant materials and cycle nutrients that are critical to life. Humans depend on soils for food production, clear water, and as the foundation for our living world. In recent years, new technologies have opened up this exciting frontier of science.
The purpose of the minor in Soil Science is to combine the fundamental sub-disciplines of soil science to provide non-majors the essential elements of soil science.
Effective Fall 2014
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.
|SOCR 240||Introductory Soil Science||4|
|SOCR 455||Soil Microbiology||3|
|SOCR 470||Soil Physics||3|
|Select a minimum of 7 credits from the following courses:||7|
|Principles of Microclimatology|
|Soil Fertility Management|
|Soil Fertility Laboratory|
|Irrigation of Field Crops|
|Soils and Global Change: Science and Impacts|
|Soil Microbiology Laboratory|
|Soil and Environmental Chemistry|
|Soil Physics Laboratory|
|Program Total Credits:||21|