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ZERO1130 - Soil Science for Environmental Assessment

Soil is more than just where we plant our gardens. It's a complex system that takes thousands of years to develop. It provides the foundation for our food systems, environmental protection and the sustainability of our world. Modern scientists look at soil as a way to understand principles of engineering, biology, hydrology and geology.

This class provides a solid understanding of soils in the environment, particularly as it relates to environmental assessment, helping students understand the role soil formation and dynamic processes apply to the world around us. 


  • Geomorphology
  • Soil physics, chemistry and biology
  • Soil contaminants
  • Management of soils

A Bachelor's degree is required to enroll in this Zero Credit course. A background in chemistry is recommended.


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