Soil Science - Minor

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

About This Minor

The Soil Science minor at Utah State University's College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Department of Plants, Soils and Climate, is designed for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of soil science and its applications in agriculture and environmental management.

What You Will Learn

Students in the Soil Science minor will study the fundamentals of soil science, urban soil management and reclamation, irrigated soils, environmental soil chemistry, soil genesis and classification, soil microbiology, wildland soils, soil health and fertility, analytical techniques for the soil environment, environmental soil physics, and environmental quality in soil and water.


At a Glance

College: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department: Plants, Soils and Climate Department

USU Locations:

  • Logan campus

Faculty: View profiles of faculty members on the department directory.

Learn More: Program website

Program Requirements

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

  • Soil Scientist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Agricultural Extension Agent
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Soil and Water Quality Specialist



We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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