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Soil Science Graduate Major (MAg, MS, PhD, MAIS)

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College of Agricultural Sciences | Crop and Soil Science


Graduate Areas of Concentration

Environmental soil science, forest soils, nutrient cycling, soil geochemistry, soil conservation and land use, soil fertility and plant nutrition, soil genesis and classification, soil microbiology, soil physics

Faculty research specializations in soil science include ecosystem services, forest soils, management of soil nutrients, mineral-organic matter interactions, soil archaeology, soil biogeochemistry, soil microbial ecology, sustainable cropping systems, soil geomorphology, soil genesis, and soil hydrology. Amongst research institutions worldwide, Oregon State campus lands present the most soil diversity for study of associated problems.



Graduate Level Courses in Soil Science

SOIL 513. Properties, Processes, and Functions of Soils (4)
SOIL 523. Principles of Stable Isotopes (3)
SOIL 525. Mineral-Organic Matter Interactions (3)
SOIL 535. Soil Physics (3)
SOIL 536. Vadose Zone Hydrology Laboratory (1)
SOIL 545. Geochemistry of Soil Ecosystems (4)
SOIL 555. Biology of Soil Ecosystems (4)
SOIL 566. Soil Morphology and Classification (4)
SOIL 568. Soil Landscape Analysis (4) 
SOIL 645. Soil Microbial Ecology (3)

 



Major Code: 1600

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