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Soil and Water Sciences

The Soil and Hydrologic Sciences option provides a strong science education, while preparing students to apply this knowledge in many technical phases of soil, water resources and environmental management. Opportunities are numerous and encompass a broad range in science, management, and education with diverse applications addressing agricultural water use, food security, soil and water quality and secure water supplies.

Students are especially qualified for graduate study in hydrology, water resources, soil chemistry, soil physics, soil microbiology, environmental science, soil mineralogy and genesis, and ecology.

Plan of Study

Soil and Water Sciences Webpage

Transfer to Soil and Water Sciences

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

(765) 494-4773

College of Agriculture

Careers in Soil and Water Sciences

  •   Agricultural research scientist
  •   Agronomist/land steward
  •   Ag products development
  •   Cropping systems advisor
  •   Environmental scientist
  •   Extension educator
  •   Global food security research specialist
  •   Natural resources conservation specialist (USDA)
  •   Peace Corp / Social actions agencies
  •   Product development and testing
  •   Soil, land and wetland resource scientist

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