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Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Areas of Emphasis: Environmental Assessment and Reclamation, Soil and Water Sciences
Pathway: Agriculture and Natural Sciences

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

Academics

Fall
  • AGRL 111 Professions in Agriculture
    1
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 101 General Biology Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 103 General Biology Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day or
    MATH 126B College Algebra 4-Day or
    MATH 126C College Algebra 3-Day or
    MATH 150 Applied Calculus or
    GEOL 101 Planet Earth or
    GEOL 110 Environmental Geoscience
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    GEOL 101 Planet Earth or
    GEOL 110 Environmental Geoscience
15
Spring
  • AGEE 110 Microcomputer Applications in Agricultural Education
    3
  • ENVP 155 Elements of Environmental Protection Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENVP 119 Soil in the City
    3
  • BIOL 102 General Biology Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 104 General Biology Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • WMAN 150 Principles of Conservation Ecology Exclamation Point
    3
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Download the Guide application

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend Monday Night Lights
  • Attend an alcohol-free event
  • Attend the Sophomore Celebration to celebrate your successful freshman year and becoming a sophomore
  • Get a selfie with the Mountaineer
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Attend the study abroad fair

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Visit the Student Rec Center

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Take a writing or communications class

Academics

Fall
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    CHEM 111 Survey of Chemistry or
    CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • STAT 211 Elementary Statistical Inference Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Restricted Elective
    3
16
Spring
  • PLSC 206 Principles of Plant Science Exclamation Point
    4
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    CHEM 112 Survey of Chemistry or
    CHEM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • AGRN 202 Principles of Soil Science Exclamation Point
    3
  • AGRN 203 Principles of Soil Science Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Attend a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day diversity program
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Become a level 1 Bystander Trainer
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Join a club sport team
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • AEM 341 General Microbiology Exclamation Point
    4
  • ARE 204 Agribusiness Management Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGL 305 Technical Writing
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Area of Emphasis Required Course
    3
16
Spring
  • Area of Emphasis Required Course
    3
  • Restricted Electives
    7
  • Free Electives
    4
14
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Post a picture of you in another country in WVU gear
  • Take Enhancing Well-being Coaching Class

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Become a leader in your club sport team
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • AGEE 220 Group Organization and Leadership
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    ENVP 425 Environmental Soil Management or
    AGRN 425 Environmental Soil Management
  • Area of Emphasis Required Course
    3
  • Free Electives
    6
15
Spring
  • Area of Emphasis Required Courses
    8
  • Restricted Electives
    5
13
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Join an intramural team
  • Become a Well-being Coach for your peers
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

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