Soil Science and Agronomy Major

Soil Science and Agronomy prepares individuals to focus on the scientific classification of soils, soil properties, and their relationship to agricultural crops.

Soil Science and Agronomy majors and degree programs generally instruction in soil chemistry, soil physics, soil biology, soil fertility, morphogenesis, mineralogy, hydrology, agronomy, and soil conservation and management.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Soil Science and Agronomy (use the College Search feature and enter " Soil Science and Agronomy " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Soil Science and Agronomy?

Completing this major/degree program will prepare individuals to enter the agricultural sector as farm advisors, crop consultants, soil and water conservationists, or as representatives of agricultural companies.  As well, manage farms, go to work for the government, work internationally, work directly with farmers and work with environmentalists.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Soil Science and Agronomy:

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

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