Soil Science Minor

Undergraduate Program Fact Sheet
Soil Science Minor

Bachelor of Science in Crop & Soil Science

Crop and Soil Science students work on solving the most complex agricultural and natural resource problems faced in Oregon, our nation, and across the globe. If you want to help feed the people of Oregon, the United States and the world; or be part of a team exploring biofuels and bioproducts to increase energy independence in the United States; or practice cutting-edge gene research in crop plants or soil microbes; or use your soils knowledge to do remediation work on contaminated sites, the Department of Crop and Soil Science is where you should be.

Faces of AgSci

“I’m fascinated by food-producing crops, and I have a desire to learn more about how these plants work, both at the level of plant physiology, and up to the whole farm ecosystem level.” - Tessa Barker, ASHS and ISHS member

Degrees that Pay. Careers that Matter.

Job opportunities are abundant for graduates with expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or ecological sustainability. This expertise helps solve the world’s most pressing issues in the arenas of world hunger, human health, and environmental conservation. Discover how you can build a meaningful career that helps make tomorrow better.

Examples of career paths with a degree in Soil Science Minor include:

  • Agronomist or Consultant
  • Grower or Production Manager
  • Extension Agent
  • Soil Scientist or Conservationist
  • Erosion Control Specialist
  • Hydrologist

Individualized Advising

Advisors help students develop their course of study. They are the students’ link to scholarships and campus resources, advise on matters of professional development, and point students toward experiential learning and leadership opportunities that will help them be successful in their agricultural or business careers after graduation. For Soil Science Minor advising, contact Stefan Seiter

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