Your first step to becoming a soil specialist is to complete high school with the appropriate university entrance qualifications. Your career in soils begins with a Bachelor degree. While obtaining the Bachelor degree you will study soil ecology, soil and plant interactions, contaminated soil cleanup and reclamation, soil conservation, how soils affect water quality, and generally what makes soils tick. After your initial soils studies, you may decide to continue your education through Masters and Doctoral studies.
For more information, contact one of the universities listed below that offer degrees in soil science:
- McGill University (www.mcgill.ca/nrs/academic/graduate/soil-science)
- University of Manitoba (www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/agricultural_and_food_sciences/soil_science/)
- The University of Saskatchewan (agbio.usask.ca/departments/soil-science.php)
- The University of Alberta (www.rr.ualberta.ca/)
- The University of British Columbia (www.landfood.ubc.ca/graduate/)
- University of Northern British Columbia (http://www.unbc.ca/nres/)