Environmental, Soil, and Water Science

Why should I major in Environmental, Soil, and Water Science?

Environmental, Soil, and Water Science majors receive knowledge and training in technology, science and hands-on application critical for the sustainable use of natural resources. Graduates are in high demand for positions in environmental research, consulting, parks and recreation, state and local agency services, and more. 

What can I do with a degree in Environmental, Soil, and Water Science?

There are multiple career options for an Environmental, Soil and Water Science graduate. The diverse areas of this industry allows for graduates to pursue careers in fields that match their interests. 

  • Conservation Officer
  • Hydrologist
  • Wetlands Preservation
  • County Extension Agent
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Fisheries Biologist/Technician
  • Government Forestry Technician
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Nutrient & Water Management Specialist
  • GIS Analyst
  • More Career Options

What does an Environmental, Soil, and Water Science major study?

The course of study for Environmental, Soil and Water Science offers flexibility for students to select courses that help them meet academic and career goals. 

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To view degree plans prior to 2019-2020, please see the Environmental, Soil and Water Science Degree Archives.

How can an Environmental, Soil, and Water Science student be involved?

The Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences Department and the University offer a variety of outlets for students to gain professional development experiences.

Environmental Soil and Water Science student working in a lab

Quick Facts

Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science

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Commonly Paired Minors:
Crop Science, Soil Science, Sustainability, Natural Resources Management

*Based on most recent Career Development Center Outcomes Report

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