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Soil Science

Program(s) Available: Minor

Students gain a holistic understanding of crop and soil management and access to top-notch facilities. If you love learning about soil and plant health, then the soil science minor could be a great option for you! 

Why Study Soil Science at Northwest

Agriculture, Geology, Environmental Science and Wildlife students can see a great benefit from Northwest's soil-related offerings. Students get hands-on experience from day one. Faculty cover topics like soil chemistry, soil physics, soil microbiology, soil formation and classification, soil fertility and soil conservation.

In addition, students gain access to world-class learning facilities, including the Agricultural Learning Center, the R.T. Wright Farm and the Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation. We encourage you to check them out! 

Career Ready
Agronomy and agricultural business

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Career Opportunities

  • Crop consultant
  • Environmental conservationist
  • Plant breeder
  • Precision agriculture
  • Soil conservationist

What Can I Do With a Major in Soil Science?

Agricultural Learning Center

New in 2021, the 29,000-square-foot Agricultural Learning Center (ALC) houses classrooms, laboratories, an exposition center and office spaces.

Agricultural Learning Center

R.T. Wright Farm

The R.T. Wright University Farm is a 448-acre facility that provides profession-based learning experiences with livestock and crops.

R.T. Wright Farm

Soil Lab

Students analyze soil near the Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation. 

Soil Lab
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