Soil Science (Minor)
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The minor in Soil Science is offered to all undergraduate students at NC State University who desire a strong knowledge of the principles of Soil Science to complement their major. It is intended to strengthen the understanding of basic physical, chemical, and microbiological soil properties that would be relevant to a student’s particular land management interest. These interests may include (but are not limited to) Forestry, Geology, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Plant and Soil Sciences, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Business Management, or Agricultural Education.
Admission to the minor requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better. Students should contact the Crop and Soil Sciences Undergraduate Programs Office to inquire about adding the minor no later than the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.
The minor should be declared as soon as the student makes the decision to pursue a minor. Minor coursework must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork to declare the minor should be completed no later than the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State. Students should contact the Crop and Soil Sciences Undergraduate Programs Office for certification of the minor.
Undergraduate Programs Office
Crop & Soil Sciences Department
2234 Williams Hall
Campus Box 7620
SIS Code: 11SSM
Effective Date: 8.2016
- A minimum of 17 hours is required for the minor in Soil Science. Students are required to complete 4 credits of required courses and a minimum of 13 credits of restricted elective courses.
- A minimum grade of ‘C-‘ or better is required in each course selected. No courses for the minor may be taken using the S/U option.
|Soil Science Laboratory|
|Restricted Elective Courses||13|
|Environmental Soil Microbiology|
|Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management|
|Soil and Plant Nutrient Analysis|
|Role of Soils in Environmental Management|
|Biological Approaches to Sustainable Soil Systems|
|Service-Learning in Urban Agriculture Systems|
|Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Soil Science and Agriculture|
|Soil and Environmental Biogeochemistry|
|Soils, Environmental Quality and Global Challenges|
|Soil Physical Properties and Plant Growth|
|Soil-Crop Management Systems|
|Special Topics in Crop and Soil Sciences|