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Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences

The Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences program prepares students for careers in areas that safeguard the quality of the environment. The curriculum consists of two elements: interdisciplinary training in a broad array of environmental protection sciences and an area of emphasis in agronomy, pest management or soil and water conservation.

Career Profile

Graduates from this program are employed in a variety of positions that require training in the environmental sciences. Potential areas of employment include municipal, state and federal government agencies; consulting firms specializing in land reclamation and water quality; and companies associated with the gas, oil or coal industry.

Sample Course Schedules

Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.

Freshman Year

AGRL 111 Professions in Agriculture GEOL 101 Planet Earth ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric MATH 126 College Algebra GEOL 102 Planet Earth Laboratory

Senior Year

ENTO 404 Principles of Entomology ENVP 460 Environmental Impact Assessment ENVP 412 Pest Management PLSC 453 Organic Crop Production

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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