Soil Chemistry and Physics Major

Soil Chemistry and Physics prepares individuals to apply the study of chemical and physical principles to research and analysis concerning the nature and properties of soils and the conservation and management of soils.

Soil Chemistry and Physics majors and degree programs generally include instruction in soil and fluid mechanics, mineralogy, sedimentology, thermodynamics, geomorphology, environmental systems, analytical methods, and organic and inorganic chemistry.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Agricultural Mechanics and Technology (use the College Search feature and enter " Agricultural Mechanics and Technology " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Agriculture?  Learn more on the Careers/Jobs/Internships in Agriculture Page

What can you do with a major/degree in Soil Chemistry and Physics?

Completing this major/degree program, individuals will likely work as a scientist conducting research on soil and analyzing soil samples. 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Soil Chemistry and Physics:

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Soil Chemistry and Physics: