Minor in Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences

A minor in soil, environmental and atmospheric sciences is offered at the undergraduate level with three options: atmospheric science, environmental science, and soil science.

The minor in soil, environmental, and atmospheric sciences with an option in atmospheric science prepares the student for jobs in journalism and broadcast meteorology as well as for certification required by government agencies.  A minor with an option in atmospheric science requires a minimum of 15 credits including:

ATM_SC 1050Introductory Meteorology3
ATM_SC 2720Weather Briefing1
ATM_SC 3600Climates of the World3
Additional 8 credits in atmospheric science or in a closely related area as recommended by the minor advisor, and may include the following8
Natural Hazards
Weather Communication
Environmental Biophysics
Total Credits15

The minor in soil, environmental and atmospheric sciences with an option in environmental science requires a minimum of 15 credit hours in environmental science courses with at least 9 credit hours at the 3000 level or above. This minor provides students an opportunity to enhance their understanding of the environment, interrelationships between various components of the environment, and a firm understanding of environmental issues. Selection of courses should be made in consultation with an advisor in environmental science. The following courses are required:

ENV_SC 1100Introduction to Environmental Science3
ENV_SC 3290Soils and the Environment3
ENV_SC 3330Environmental Land Use Management3
F_W 3400Water Quality and Natural Resource Management3
Additional credits in environmental science as recommended by the advisor3
Total Credits15

The minor in soil, environmental and atmospheric sciences with an option in soil science requires a minimum of 15 credits in soil science. Selection of courses should be made in consultation with an advisor in soil science. Students with the following majors often choose minors with an option in soil science: forestry, fisheries and wildlife, plant science, and geological sciences. This minor also provides assistance with meeting certification as a waste water specialist. The following courses are required:

SOIL 2100Introduction to Soils3
SOIL 2106Soil Science Laboratory2
SOIL 4320Genesis of Soil Landscapes4
Additional credits at the 3000 level or higher in soil science as recommended by the minor advisor6
Total Credits15