Soil and Waste Resources (BS)

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Date Posted: Feb. 13, 2019
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


Find ways to improve the crops that feed the world. Develop better land-use plans for rural and urban areas. Enhance forests and inland waters critical to all. Manage our natural and man-made resources with efficiency. If these issues interest you, discover the Soil and Waste Resources discipline at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to start building your career.

Soil and Waste Resources students can choose from major options in: soil science, trains students to be a soil scientist, soil conservationist or agronomist through a strong science-based curriculum. A soil science minor is also available; soil and land management, provides students with skills in the techniques of tillage, nutrient management, water management and sustainable crop production while minimizing erosion and maintaining water quality; and * waste management, prepares students for jobs at landfills, wastewater treatment facilities, recycling and composting centers, and hazardous waste sites.

These majors provide hands-on experiences in laboratory and field courses involving biology, chemistry, math, and communication.

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