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Master in Soil, Water, and Environmental Sciences

Program of Study

  • Minimum of 36 hours
  • Includes four out of five core courses (soil microbiology and lab, soil chemistry, soil physics, hydrology and soil morphology/pedology)
  • Includes 1 hour of seminar
  • Includes 3 hours of statistics
  • Includes 3 hours of a special problems course
  • Remaining 16 to 17 hours are selected from three elective areas:
    • Resource management
    • Technology and analytics
    • Policy and law

View sample program of study for the master's degree in soil, water and environmental sciences

Core Courses (12 to 15 credits)

  • Soil Physics, 3 credits
  • Soil Chemistry, 3 credits
  • Soil Microbiology, 3 credits
  • Soil Microbiology Lab, 1 credit
  • Soil Morphology/Pedology, 3 credits
  • Hydrology, 3 credits

Additional Required Courses (7 credits)

  • Seminar, 1 credit
  • Statistical Methods, 3 credits
  • Special Problems in Crop and Soil Sciences, 3 credits

Electives (16 to 17 credits)

Courses in resource management, technology/analytics and policy/law