UGA Specific Information for Water and Soil Resources

The Water and Soil Resources major emphasizes assessment, conservation, and rehabilitation of the soil, water, and wetland components of the natural landscape. The core curriculum is broad-based, furnishing a comprehensive understanding of the physical and biological elements of the natural environment, an appreciation of the social, political, and economic forces that influence natural resources policy decisions, and the ability to analyze natural resources problems to forge realistic solutions. Graduates frequently take employment with environmental consulting firms, public regulatory agencies, and corporations that utilize natural resources or conservation organizations. 

Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Water and Soil Resources*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Through appropriate choice of electives, students can meet the educational requirements for Certified Soil Scientist (by the Soil Science Society of America) and/or prepare for the certified hydrologist exam offered by the American Institute of Hydrologists.

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The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
ERM Staff Consultant Level 1
Natural Resources Conservation Service Soil Conservationist
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*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.


Graduate School Program(s)
University of Georgia Crop and Soil Sciences, MS
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Biological Sciences, Not Specified
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