Soil Science Careers | Agricultural Sciences | SIU

Southern Illinois University




Soil Science [Science and General]

A specialization in Soil Science [Science or General] focuses on the challenges of soil quality management and the evaluation and care of soils by understanding the biological, chemical and physical properties of soil and their effects on plants.

What will I study?

Courses include the principles of soil-water behavior, fertilizer use efficiency and soil ecology in order to influence the sustainability and quality of soil-water resources.

Other classes provide students with advanced knowledge of the dynamic interaction between the soil environment, including soil morphology and soil forming factors, soil chemistry, soil physics and soil microbiology.

Career Opportunities: Where will I work?

Contact Information

Feel free to contact one of our Coordinating Counselors for Soil Science:

Dr. Karen Jones

Also feel free to contact the Coordinator of Student Recruitment for the College of Agricultural Sciences:

Career Services