College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Policy

Soil, Water, and Land Resources (ENST)

Soil forms an essential part of the environment, affecting or controlling most living things. Soil science draws from geology, geography and a variety of other natural and life sciences, focuses land use management at the watershed scale and provides an integrated knowledge of soil and water dynamics to control problems like non-point source pollution, wetland delineation, and land classification.  At the advanced level, soil and water sciences focus on sub-disciplines in soil chemistry, soil physics, soil genesis, soil fertility, and soil biology; all with an emphasis on the soil-water interface. Many students who take ENST200 (Intro to Soils) as a requirement end up joining our nationally-ranked Soil Judging Team!
These requirements are for those following the General Education program and are declaring Fall 2016 and beyond - most of you fall into this category!


Dr. Robert Hill
Environmental Science & Technology
0216 H.J. Patterson Hall
(301) 405-1347
For appointments:  Please e-mail Dr. Hill at and use "ENSP Advising" in your subject line.  Include 2-3 different days/times to meet, so he can e-mail back to confirm one of them.  Thanks!
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