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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
Students working on a green house

What You Can Do

With this degree, you may become one of the following:

  • Soil conservation technician: Provide landowners with technical information on soil and water conservation; help them apply conservation practices; survey, design and inspect conservation practices.
  • Agricultural specialist: Assist growers in organic farming techniques, agrichemical use, nutrient management recommendations, conservation tillage, or soil and water management.
  • Environmental consultant: Work for a private firm with expertise in bioremediation, waste cleanup, hazardous waste management, water quality protection or land-use planning.
  • Environmental quality specialist: Work for government agencies in jobs related to soil and water quality, regulatory procedures and enforcement, and public information.
  • Field scientist: Collect data for land-use planning and present your findings to the public.


Our graduates get jobs with starting salaries of up to $45,000 in businesses and in government agencies.

You may also want to continue your education. Earn an advanced degree in soil science, environmental science, ecology, chemistry, geology or physics.