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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
AG soil with two rows of plants

Prepare for Success

This major is a good fit if you can see yourself:

  • Conserving soil and improving soil and water quality.
  • Exploring how soils form over millions of years and how they function today.
  • Integrating information from soil chemistry, physics, microbiology, biochemistry and other sciences to meet environmental challenges.

To prepare, you may want to:
  • Take biology and science courses.
  • Practice your leadership skills in clubs, student office, or 4-H activities.
  • Volunteer for environmental causes, plant a garden or work on a farm.


Your First Year

Your first year, you will learn communication skills with course work in writing and public speaking. You will also take principles of chemistry, science of plants and geology.

More advanced major courses include biology, physics of soil fertility, soil ecosystem, soil biology and environmental soil chemistry.

See the four-year plan.