Soil and Water Science Minor 

Dive deeper into the chemistry, microbiology and physics of our soil and water with courses that focus on building the skills and knowledge to help solve problems surrounding soil health and water quality.

 

You can read course descriptions of classes taught by our faculty on our Course List. 

Soil and Water Science Minor Curriculum

A minimum of 18 units is required for this minor. As a note, General Chemistry I (CHEM 141 &143, 151 or 161 &163) is required.

You can also download the curriculum guide for the minors in our department updated in October 2020.

Soil Core Courses (Take 4 courses/10 Units) Course (units)
Introduction to Soil Science & Soils Laboratory ENVS 200 (3) & 201 (1)
Critical Zone Science ENVS 270 (3)
Soil Ecology ENVS 300 (3)
Water Core Courses (Take 1 Course/3-4 units) course (Units)
Limnology ENVS 442 (4)
Aquatic Plants and the Environment ENVS 474 (4)
Principles of Ecotoxicology ENVS 477 (3)
Freshwater and Marine Algae ECOL 475 (4)
Upper Division Courses (Take 3 courses/9-10 units) Course (Units)
Soil Fertility & Plant Nutrition ENVS 316 (3)
Environmental Chemistry ENVS 340 (3)
Sustainable Management of Arid Lands & Salt-Affected Soils ENVS 401 (3)
Microbial Geochemistry and Global Change ENVS 410 (3)
Environmental Microbiology ENVS 425 (3)
Soil Genesis & Classification ENVS 431 (3)
Water Harvesting ENVS 454 (3)
Environmental Soil and Water Chemistry ENVS 462 (3)
Soil Physics ENVS 470 (3)
Aquatic Plants and the Environment ENVS 474 (3)
Principles of Ecotoxicology ENVS 477 (3)
Remote Sensing for the Study of Planet Earth ATMO 490
Freshwater and Marine Algae ECOL 474 (4)
Water, Environment and Society GEOG 304 (3)
Introduction to Remote Sensing GEOG 330 (3)
Water and Sustainability GEOG 468 (3)
Introduction to Oceanography GEOS 212 (3)
Physical Geography GEOS 251 (4)
Ocean Sciences GEOS 412A (3)
Water Science and the Environment HWRS 201 (3)
Environmental Water Quality Issues HWRS 204 (3)
Principles of Hydrology HWRS 350 (3)
Watershed Hydrology WSM 460A (4)

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