Soil and Water Science Minor

Focus on learning about environmental and earth science, with options to dive deeper into courses on soil ecology, sustainable management of soil, and reclaimation and remediation of landscapes. 

 

Review the Soil and Water Science Minor curriculum below, and read course descriptions of classes taught by our faculty on our Course List. 

General science (Take 2 courses/7 units) Course (units)
Introduction to Soil Science & Soils Laboratory ENVS 200 & 201 (4)
Critical Zone Science ENVS 270 (3)
Choose 1 (3-4 units) course (Units)
Physical Geology GEOS 251 (4)
Water Harvesting ENVS 454 (3)
Water, Environment, and Society GEOG 304 (3)
Water and Sustainability GEOG 468 (3)
Principles of Hydrology HWRS 350 (3)
Watershed Hydrology HWRS 460A (3)
Upper Division (Take 2 courses/9 units) Course (Units)
Soil Ecology ENVS 300 (3)
Pollution Science ENVS 305 (3)
Soil Fertility & Plant Nutrition ENVS 316 (3)
Sustainable Management of Arid Lands & Salt-Affected Soils ENVS 401 (3)
Environmental Physics ENVS 420 (3)
Soil Genesis, Morphology & Classification ENVS 431 (3)
Green Infrastructure ENVS 450 (3)
Water Harvesting ENVS 454 (3)
Environmental Soil and Water Chemistry ENVS 462 (3)
Soil Physics ENVS 470 (3)
Reclamation and Redevelopment of Impacted Lands ENVS 482 (3)

 

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Kathleen Landeen will help you make decisions about your educational and career goals as you progress through your degree program.

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