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Environmental Soil Science (ESOIL) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1999
End Date: Spring Semester 2007 -UCA

Environmental Soil Science - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences (ESOIL)

PROFESSOR DANIEL D. FRITTON, Program Coordinator

This major prepares students for positions with private firms that evaluate soils for various uses, delineate wetlands, perform environmental and hydrological assessments, and identify and remediate contaminated soils. It also prepares students for positions with the Natural Resource Conservation Service, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

Students take courses in soils, hydrogeology, and the environment, with flexibility to specialize in geotechnical soils, biological applications, nutrient management, environmental management, soil conservation, geographic information systems, soil survey, engineering, soil geology, or in any area represented by an official university minor. Most students participate in soil judging contests held twice a year at various locations across the United States.

For the B.S. in Environmental Soil Science, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(18 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 3-7 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 86-90 credits
(This includes 18 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses; 9 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (36 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), CHEM 013 GN(3), CHEM 014 GN(1), CHEM 015 GN(1) (Sem: 1-2)
SOILS 100(1), SOILS 101 GN(3)[1], SOILS 190(1) (Sem: 1-6)
SOILS 401(3)[1], SOILS 412W(3), SOILS 415(3)[1], SOILS 416(3)[1] (Sem: 3-6)
E R M 426(1), GEOSC 452(3), SOILS 420(3), SOILS 450(3), SOILS 490(1) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (32-36 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
PHYS 201 GN(4) or PHYS 250 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
AG BM 101 GS(3), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), or ECON 014 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
BIOL 027 GN(3) or BIOL 110 GN(4) (Sem: 1-4)
GEOSC 001(3) or GEOSC 071(3) (Sem: 1-4)
CHEM 034(3) or CHEM 038(4) (Sem: 3-4)
AGRO 028(3), BIOL 220W GN(3), FOR 203(4), HORT 101(3), or TURF 235(3) (Sem: 3-6)
STAT 200 GQ(4), STAT 240 GQ(3), or STAT 250 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-6)
AG 301W(3) or E R M 411(3) (Sem: 3-8)
SOILS 402(3)[1] or SOILS 419(3)[1] (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)
Select 18 credits for specialization from department list. Courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement if used elsewhere in the major. (Sem: 1-8)

Note: Additional courses may be needed to meet American Registry of Certified Professionals in Agronomy Crops and Soils (ARCPACS) certification or to prepare for some graduate program specialties.

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1999

Blue Sheet Item #: 27-04-003

Review Date: 1/20/04

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