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Soil Science

The Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, Soils and Biogeochemistry Program offers a minor program in soil science. The minor is especially geared toward students in the environmental sciences including Hydrologic Science, Environmental Science and Management, Environmental Toxicology, Ecological Management and Restoration, International Agricultural Development, Crop Science and Management, Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry, Geology and Plant Biology.

Requirements: 

21 units

Complete the following course (5 units)

  • SSC 100 Principles of Soil Science (5 units)

Choose 16 units

  • SSC 102 Environmental Soil Chemistry (3 units)
  • SSC 105 Field Studies of Soils in California Ecosystems (5 units)
  • SSC 107 Soil Physics (5 units)
  • SSC 109 Sustainable Nutrient Management (4 units)
  • SSC 111 Soil Microbiology (4 units)
  • SSC 118 Soils in Land Use and the Environment (4 units)
  • SSC 120 Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification (5 units)
  • PLS 158 Mineral Nutrition of Plants (4 units)
  • HYD 124 Plant-Water-Soil Relationships (4 units)
  • HYD 134 Aqueous Geochemistry (6 units)

Total = 21 units

 

Minor Advisors

R. J. Southard
rjsouthard@ucdavis.edu