Soil Microbiology Major

Soil Microbiology prepares individuals to apply the study of microbiological theory and methods to the study of the organismic properties of soils, soil-plant and soil-animal interactions, and the biological components and effects of soil management strategies.

Soil Microbiology majors and degree programs generally include instruction in microbiology and related biological sciences, applicable animal and plant sciences, soil chemistry and physics as related to biological characteristics, and environmental science.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Soil Microbiology (use the College Search feature and enter " Soil Microbiology " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Soil Microbiology?

Completing this major/degree program, individuals may find careers as scientists and specialists using their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Soil Microbiology:

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

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