The information below describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major.
Understand that some of the options listed below may require additional training.
Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Water and Soil Resources
The Water and Soil Resources major emphasizes assessment, conservation, and rehabilitation of the soil, water, and wetland
components of the natural landscape. The core curriculum is broad-based, furnishing a comprehensive understanding of the physical
and biological elements of the natural environment, an appreciation of the social, political, and economic forces that influence natural
resources policy decisions, and the ability to analyze natural resources problems to forge realistic solutions. Through appropriate
choice of electives, students can meet the educational requirements for Certified Soil Scientist (by the Soil Science Society of
America) and/or prepare for the certified hydrologist exam offered by the American Institute of Hydrologists. Graduates frequently
take employment with environmental consulting firms, public regulatory agencies, and corporations that utilize natural resources or
Job Titles of Water and Soil Resources Graduates
Biological Research Tech