Although there are no first year units in soil science, you must study first year maths or physics, and chemistry or geology. Most students also choose to study first year physics, geology, geography or computer science.
You will learn about the principles and practices of soil science, about natural soils, soil physics and soil chemistry. The units will include practical experience in soil survey procedures, soil description and classification, quantitative soil mapping, soil degradation, soil quality and function evaluation, and aspects of soil management.
To complete your soil science major, you must take at least 24 credit points of senior soil science units. Third year studies in soil science involve field and laboratory work to measure important soil physical properties, a field trip to investigate soil types of NSW and laboratory work to measure important soil chemical properties. Lectures explore soil analytical methods, soil formation processes and detailed aspects of the physical and chemical behaviour of soil.
Soil Properties and Processes
The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.