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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Soil Science

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Soil Science

University of Delaware

Newark Campus, Newark, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    531-540
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
This program teaches students how to question, analyze, interpret and hypothesize in the manner of a good scientist. Rigor is at the heart of its curriculum, which opens with a freshman year of chemistry, geology, mathematics, botany, and land and water management. From then on, students sample microbiology, hydrology, physics, meteorology, soil chemistry, and other advanced science courses. In the classroom, in the lab, and in the field, students tackle real-world environmental issues and are challenged to find solutions. The majors take interesting and contemporary courses in soil science that address both the fundamental and applied aspects of the field including: soil and water quality, soil contamination with metals and pesticides, remediation of contaminated soils, restoration of wetlands, soil degradation, nutrient management, movement of viruses and bacteria in soils and waters, bioremediation, application of molecular biology and genetic engineering to development of microbes that can degrade hazardous pollutants, land use, global warming, and acid rain. They also receive sound training in mathematics, chemistry, biology, geology, and the environmental sciences. Students who graduate with a major in Environmental Soil Science obtain well paying and satisfying positions in industry, state and federal agencies, and consulting firms. Specialists in soil science are needed in areas like water quality, bioremediation and soil decontamination, soil ecology, wetland ecology, and recycling technology.