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Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences

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Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2339
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2339

Phone: (208) 885-6274

Email: pses@uidaho.edu

What You Can Do

With an advanced degree in soil and land resources, your potential job titles include: 

  • Agricultural waste management specialist
  • Independent environmental consultant
  • Soil fertility management specialist
  • Technician, research scientist or research program leader in soil conservation, microbiology or environmental sciences
  • Professor, research support scientist or extension educator

Student testing water


With such a rare, specialized skill set and knowledge base, our graduates are in high demand; nearly 100 percent land jobs in their fields. In addition to academia and private industry, they work for agricultural and natural resources agencies like the USDA Agricultural Research Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Graduates with a master’s degree generally start between $30,000-$55,000. Graduates with a doctorate typically find positions between $65,000-$80,000 in universities, public agencies and private industry.