Dig deep into the field of soil science.
Soil is a vital natural resource essential to human survival. In this program, you will
develop valuable expertise about the soil ecosystem and build the research skills to
address soil issues related to sustainable agriculture and the environment.
Much of your learning will occur during your independent research in the form of a
thesis or dissertation. You might conduct lab-based research on topics like heavy-metal
contamination, selenium toxicity, or biopesticides for soil-borne pests. Or you could go
out into the field to track water flow through soil, examine the origins of Idaho’s soil, or
explore environmentally friendly ways to boost crop production.