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Soil Science Minor

This minor provides a strong background in basic soil sciences, covering such topics as soil biology, conservation, contaminants, water movement, and land use. Students completing this minor meet the minimum requirements for employment with the Natural Resources Conservation Service as a soil conservationist and the initial requirements to become a Certified Professional Soil Scientist.

All minor requirements must be taken A-F (unless only offered S/N), and students must earn a grade of at least C- in each course in the minor.

If you have questions about this minor, please contact the Minor Coordinator listed on the right of this page.

Academic Resources

Minor Declaration Form

University Catalog

Department of Soil, Water and Climate

Contact Us

Minor Coordinator:
Ed Nater
nater001@umn.edu
612-625-9734