Build Your Foundation in Soils
Soil is the reservoir on which most life on earth depends, as the primary source of food, feed, fuel, forage, fiber, and pharmaceuticals. Soil plays a vital role in sustaining human welfare and assuring future agricultural productivity and environmental stability. A minor in soils will provide students within related fields of study such as Agronomy, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Turf Management, Biology, and Environmental Science with a foundation of the physical, chemical, and biological soil properties and processes essential to such a complex ecosystem.
- Soil Scientist
- Soil Conservationist
- Environmental and Agricultural Consulting Firms
- Graduate School
- Soil Scientist $76,290
- Soil Conservationist $ 68,230
Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2021)
AT A GLANCE...
Get down and dirty while characterizing soil properties in a soil pit.
Collect soil samples using various equipment from differing vegetation and management practices during class field trips to determine overall soil health and fertility.
Participate in soil judging contests as part of the UMC Soils Judging Team.
Learn to manage soils for use in agriculture and forestry in an environmentally responsible way.
REAL. HANDS-ON. READY.
Meet your future professors
Kristina WalkerAssociate Professor