Get a degree in Sustainable Crop and Land systems at the University of Idaho

B.S. Sustainable Crop & Landscape Systems: Soil & Land Resources

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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Agricultural Sciences Bldg.
Phone: (208) 885-7984

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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Digging into Dirt

Healthy agriculture and ecosystems begin with quality soil, and as a soil scientist, you will learn to apply your knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics and the environment to improve soil and water quality for farming, bioremediation and more. Learn how soil supports life on Earth through hands-on experience at our three research/teaching farms and modern, computerized greenhouse.

Fast Facts

  • We host the largest collection of soil monoliths in the Western U.S.
  • Access plant science farms and computer-controlled greenhouses
  • Collect soil samples in the field
  • Do your own independent study
  • Intern with the Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Soil Conservation Technician
  • Agriculture Specialist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Quality Specialist
  • Field Scientist


Potential salary is based
upon national averages.
Job Placement


of graduates earn a job in their field after college.
Degree Roadmap
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn this degree, we recommend you:
  • take biology and science courses
  • volunteer for environmental causes
  • plant a garden
  • work on a farm
Lab Fees


Approximate lab fees for required courses.
Scholarships Over 400 scholarships are offered exclusively to College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students based on GPA and other qualifications. Learn more.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.
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Hands-on Learning
  • Plant science farm
  • Computer-controlled greenhouses
  • Field trips to collect soil samples
  • Study abroad in Taiwan, Mexico, or India
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Western Farm Service