Soil science includes the detailed study of soil as an environmental reserve, with the study of soil formation, biological, physical, fertility and chemical properties of soils; and these properties with regard to the management and use of soils. It also comprises the mapping and classification of soil properties. Soil scientists are involved in understanding and exploring the nature of earth’s land and water resources. Students learn Soil science to find, manage and interpret soils for forestry, rangeland, agriculture, ecosystems, urban uses, reclamation and mining in a way that is environmentally cognisant.
Academic Entry Requirement
- Grade 12 – Clear Class XII in Science Stream with PCB/PCMB
- Graduation – Pursue B. Sc. Agricultural (Hons.)
- After Graduation – Pursue M. Sc. in specialization
- After Post graduation – Pursue Ph.D.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Soil Science
- Master’s Degree in Soil Science
- Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science
Who can hire?
Public or private sector institution, commercial or industrial organisation, environmental charity or organisation, conservation charity or organisation, food production company, environmental consultancy, government body, forensic laboratory, public education centre, overseas organisation.
Graduates bachelor’s degree program are ready for careers in research, agribusiness or education. Job opportunities are presented at federal agencies, for example with local county extension services or the Environmental Protection Agency. Available career options are given:
Conservationist, Soil scientist, Ecologist, Environmental consultant, Extension specialist, Soil surveyor.
Soil science degrees at the graduate and undergraduate level prepare students for employment as agricultural, plant and soil scientists. At the graduate level, study come to be more research-focused and permits students to choose an area to specify in such as biotechnology or soil conservation.