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Soil Sciences

administrative contact

Sven Verlinden
phone: 304-293-2944

program contact

Sven Verlinden
phone: 304-293-2944

Program Details

Program Description

The Soil Science Program is designed for students who want to have careers as soil scientists or work in fields where expertise in soil science is highly desirable such as natural resource management. Courses within this major emphasize environmental soil science and students work with their advisers to select courses relating to land use or watershed management.

Career Profile

Graduates are prepared to work in any number of fields including soil conservation, soil survey, water quality and nutrient management, land reclamation and revegetation, and hazard waste management. Jobs are available in regulatory and educational agencies of federal and state governments and in the private sector.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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