Soil Science Graduate Major (MS, PhD, MAIS)

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 archeology, 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 the study of associated problems.

Graduate Level Courses in Soil Science

SOIL 513PROPERTIES, PROCESSES, AND FUNCTIONS OF SOILS4
SOIL 523PRINCIPLES OF STABLE ISOTOPES3
SOIL 525MINERAL-ORGANIC MATTER INTERACTIONS3
SOIL 535SOIL PHYSICS3
SOIL 536VADOSE ZONE HYDROLOGY LABORATORY1
SOIL 545ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL CHEMISTRY3
SOIL 555BIOLOGY OF SOIL ECOSYSTEMS4
SOIL 566SOIL MORPHOLOGY AND CLASSIFICATION4
SOIL 568SOIL LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS4
SOIL 645SOIL MICROBIAL ECOLOGY3
Total Hours32

Major Code: 1600