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Soil, Water, and Environmental Sciences


The Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science conducts basic and applied research, teaching, research translation, and extension in environmental, soil, and water sciences. Examples of unit expertise include the sustainable management of land and water resources; the impact of human activities (resource extraction, agriculture, urbanization) on environmental quality, ecosystem services, and climate; the remediation and restoration of contaminated environments; and water and food security--- all critical to the land grant mission of CALS and the UA. This allows SWES to serve as a nexus for interdisciplinary efforts, not only across the UA campus, but also in national and international efforts.

SWES offers undergradate and graduate degrees:

B.S. in Environmental Science

B.S. in Sustainable Plant Systems (jointly with the School of Plant Sciences)

Both majors offer several choices of sub-plans to choose from, in addition to the core classes that offer a common scholastic foundation.  Student typically select their sub-plan after consulting with their academic advisor towards the end of their sophomore year.  MInors are offered in Environmental Science, Soil and Water Science and Sustainable Plant Systems.

MS and PhD in Soil, Water and Environmental Science 

Accelerated Master's Program (B.S. in Environmental Science and M.S. in Soil, Water and Environmental Science in 5 years)

SWES offers certificate programs in:

International Environmental Conservation (undergraduate) (joint offering with the School of Natural Resources and the Environment)

Graduate Certificate in Aquaculture

Graduate Certificate in Water Policy

Outcomes and assessment activities are contained in the undergraduate and graduate degree tabs to the left.

Updated date: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 16:54