Soil Science (SOIL), Minor

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Total Hours: 19

Minor Requirements
SOIL 2124Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)4
Select one of the following:3
Computational Methods in Biosystems Engineering
Environmental Engineering Science
Elements of Environmental Science (N)
Principles of Horticultural Science (LN)
Ecology of Natural Resources
Introduction to Plant and Soil Systems
Select two of the following:6
Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification
Soil Nutrient Management
Soil Microbiology
Soil, Water, and Weather
Environmental Soil Chemistry
Select two of the following:6
Soils and Societies (S)
Precision Agriculture
Environmental Soil Science
Soil and Water Conservation
Total Hours19
  • A grade-point average of 2.0 for courses that count for the minor. 

Additional OSU Requirements

Undergraduate Minors

  • An undergraduate minor must include between fifteen and thirty hours, inclusive of undergraduate coursework.
  • A minimum of six credit hours for the minor must be earned in residence at OSU.
  • The courses required for a minor may be included in the course requirements for any undergraduate degree or they may be in addition to degree requirements, depending on the overlap between the minor and degree requirements. However, an undergraduate minor must be earned in an academic field other than the student's declared degree option. The minor may not duplicate the degree major or option (for example, a student who earns a BA in Art with an Art History option may earn a minor in Studio Art but not Art History).
  • A student generally follows the minor requirements associated with his or her matriculation year or newer requirements that have been established since matriculation. The time limit for following requirements from a given academic year is six years.

For additional information on requirements on minors, click here.