SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION CONCENTRATION

Urbanization, industrialization, and population growth demand effective management of land and water resources for multiple uses. This curriculum prepares students for conservation and management of soil and water resources for the long-range benefit of society. Requirements include a strong background in physical and biological sciences, ecology, and management to provide understanding of the physical, chemical and biological interrelationships of soil, water, and plants. Elective courses provide an opportunity for emphasis in areas of particular interest such as ecology, communications, agriculture, economics, political science, and others.

Employment opportunities are available with federal agencies such as Natural Resources Conservation Service and Bureau of Land Management; governmental units including state, county, and municipal agencies; planning and economic development districts; businesses in the agricultural industry, such as fertilizer and chemical companies; public utility companies; and private industry, including banks, financial institutions, and real estate agencies.

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (78 Hours)

Agric 441 3
Ag Econ 110 3
Ag ET 110, 460 6
An Sci 110 3
Biol 418 or Geol 440 3
Bot 303 or 431 3
Chem 122 4
Econ 201 3
Engl 280 3
Geog 280 or 360 2
Geol 111, 112 or 113 8
Math 160 or 210 3
Micro 251 or 310 4
Phys 211 3
Pl Sci 110, 333, 422 9
Soil Sc 315, 321, 412 9
Soil Sc Elective (Soil Sc 250 recommended) 2
General Electives (Chem 310 and NRM 420 recommended) 7

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