The minor in Soil Science is offered to students desiring a strong knowledge of the principles of Soil Science to complement their major. It is intended to strengthen the understanding of basic physical and chemical soil properties that would be relevant to a student's particular land management interest. These interests may include (but are not limited to) Forestry, Geology, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Plant and Soil Sciences, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Business Management, or Agricultural Education. Fourteen (14) hours of required courses and three (3) hours of electives are necessary to complete the minor.
AES 323 Water Management (3 cr) (formerly SSC/BAE 323)
SSC 332 Environmental Soil Microbiology (3 cr)
SSC 342 Soil Fertility Laboratory (1 cr)
SSC 361 Role of Soils in Environmental Management (3 cr)
SSC 442 Soil & Environmental Biogeochemistry (3 cr)
SSC 462 Soil-Crop Management Systems(3 cr)
SSC 470 Wetland Soils (3 cr)
SSC 472 Forest Soils (3 cr)
SSC 495 Special Topics in Soil Science (Var.)
SSC 511 Soil Physics (4 cr)
SSC 521 Soil Chemistry (3 cr)
Admissions and Certification of Minor
For both admission and certification of the minor, students should contact David Lindbo, 2321 Williams Hall, 919.515.2643, firstname.lastname@example.org. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate in his/her degree program. Certification paperwork should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student's final semester at NC State.
Contact PersonDavid Lindbo
SIS Code: 11SSM