David Wright, Department Head
Brent Turnipseed, Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator
Department of Agronomy, Horticulture, and Plant Science
Berg Agricultural Hall 244
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The soil science certification curriculum is open to students of all majors and focuses on basic soil sciences, covering such topics as soil biology, soil chemistry, conservation, contaminants, and land management. Students completing the recommended coursework may seek employment in areas of agricultural production, marketing, management, and conservation.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Soil Science Certification, students will:
- achieve a fundamental understanding of basic Soil Science principles and practices; and
- gain an understanding of soil biology, soil chemistry, conservation, contaminants, and land management in preparation for certification or licensure in the field.
Accreditation, Certification, and Licensure
Students seeking certification or licensure as a professional soil scientist should contact their advisor and refer to https://www.soils.org/certifications.
Course Delivery Format
The program coursework is available on campus, in classrooms and laboratories, as well as field-based settings.