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Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences

This major combines interdisciplinary training in environmental protection sciences with a specialization in either pest management or soil and water conservation.

Description

What is Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences at WVU like?

Description

This major prepares you for careers in areas which safeguard the quality of the environment. The curriculum consists of two elements: interdisciplinary training in a broad array of environmental protection sciences, and a specialization in either pest management or soil and water conservation. You can work with your adviser to select courses from both the environmental protection electives and the specialization electives that match your interests and career goals.

Recent graduates are employed by municipal, state and federal governmental agencies; consulting firms, especially those specializing in land reclamation, water quality or pest management; and companies associated with natural resource industries.

At a Glance

Areas of Emphasis

Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

  • Environmental Assessment and Reclamation
  • Soil and Water Sciences

Opportunities

What makes Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences at WVU unique?


Transfer Articulation Agreements

In addition to guaranteed admission agreements WVU has transfer articulation agreements with:

Careers

What can you do with a degree in Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences?

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Employers

Graduates from this major have gone to work at:

Courses

What are the courses like in Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences at WVU?

Major Map

Check out the course requirements and suggested plan of study for WVU's Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences major.

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For a program overview, learning goals and course descriptions, visit the course catalog.

Cost

How much does Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences at WVU cost?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Semester $4,992
Fall and Spring Semesters $9,984
Non-Resident
Per Semester $13,140
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,280
International
Per Semester $13,440
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,880
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Merit-based Scholarships

Incoming freshmen to the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design may qualify for merit-based scholarships based on GPAs and SAT/ACT test scores. No additional application is necessary. These scholarships are in addition to University scholarships.

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Ohio Tuition Reciprocity

As the result of a special agreement, students from Ohio who are fully admitted to Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences can enroll at WVU and pay in-state tuition rates. Students must be admitted to both the University and this major.

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU. In addition to guaranteed admission agreements Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences has transfer articulation agreements with:

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences at WVU?

University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences major, you must first meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2018-19 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

Next Steps

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