- Research & Extension
- Employee Resources
Soil, one of our most important natural resources, plays a vital role in sustaining human welfare and assuring agricultural productivity and environmental stability.
As a student earning a soil science degree, you will learn about the biological, chemical and physical properties of soil, and how best to use soils for a number of practical applications while protecting them for future users. In addition, global information tools and mapping systems are resources to assist you in characterizing landscapes and soils.
Recent graduates of the Soil Science option have gone on to work with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, or have accepted positions with a number of environmental monitoring companies, or have attended graduate school at Oregon State University or other universities.
Our undergraduates are required to complete an internship or research project before graduating. This will provide you the opportunity to put into practice some of the concepts you have learned in the classroom and, at the same time, help you learn new skills and applications.