Soil Science

Phone: 715-346-4617


UW-Stevens Point Soil Science graduates at work

  • Brad CarlsonAssociate Extension Professor, University of Minnesota Extension, Minnesota
  • Karen Woodrich '95State conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Kentucky
  • Alex CalawayField Technician, Giles Engineering, Wisconsin


Phone: 715-346-4617

Choose Soil Science at UW-Stevens Point

Understand soil formation, distribution and structure as well as plant growth and hydrology with the soil science option at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Our faculty provides students with the tools and basic knowledge to work in cutting edge science to improve agriculture, and soil and water conservation. 

Our students gain additional hands-on experiences in all areas of natural resource management during a required summer field experience generally taken between their sophomore and junior years. Students choose between an intensive, six-week, hands-on summer field experience at locations such as our Treehaven residential facility, or our European Environmental Seminar where students learn how European natural resource management compares to that in the United States.

Career opportunities in Soil Science

Soil science graduates work at academic research institutions and federal government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Natural Resource Conservation Service. Their job titles include: 

  • soil scientist
  • agronomist
  • land-use specialist
  • natural resources manager 
  • environmental or agricultural consultant

Building your résumé

Our Waste Education Center, Center for Watershed Science and Education, more than 200 student organizations and internship opportunities are examples of some of the ways students can build their résumés during their time at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Outside the classroom

Participating in student organizations is a great way to get involved outside the classroom. UW-Stevens Point hosts more than 200 student organizations including the Soil and Water Conservation Society of America. Visit the Student Involvement and Employment Office for a list of opportunities.

Student support services

Student success is our top priority and the College of Natural Resources Academic and Career Advising Center (CNR ACAC) is an excellent resource to help students reach graduation day. Professional advisers and peer mentors are available Monday through Friday to answer questions about classes, advising, scholarships, internships etc. The CNR ACAC also produces a weekly e-newsletter, the CNR Reporter, with information on upcoming presentations, student organization meeting times and other important happenings on and around campus.