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Soil Science Minor

Improve soil health.

The Soil Science minor provides a strong background in basic soil sciences such as soil biology, soil chemistry, conservation, and land use.  Students completing the minor will have detailed knowledge in managing soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, forestry, and ecosystem sustainability. Students will be  prepared for work on agricultural and natural ecosystems, crop production, soil conservation, and marketing, i.e., in careers requiring better understanding of soils and soil sustainability throughout the decision-making process.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.