Current Students – Soil Science, BS
Program Guide and Advising
The program guide with complete details about our Soil Science BS degree can be found here.
All students will be assigned a faculty advisor once admitted to the program. Until then, please reach out to Program Manager, Julie Garvin at firstname.lastname@example.org for all questions.
- Request permission to enroll in SOIL SCI 299 – Independent Study: Discuss your vision and interest with one of our faculty members. The two of you will complete the 299 Course Authorization form and submit it to the student services coordinator noted at the bottom of the form.
- Request permission to enroll in SOIL SCI 699 – Special Problems. Discuss your vision and interest with one of our faculty members. The two of you will complete the 699 Course Authorization form and submit it to the student services coordinator noted at the bottom of the form.
- DARS Exception – All DARS Exception request require the DARS Exception form be completed by the student and signed by the student’s advisor, prior to submitting it to CALS. Submission directions are on the form.
There are a variety of options available to assist you with funding your college education. The University’s Office of Financial Aid can assist you with determining your eligibility for scholarships, grants, and loan options, as well as how to apply for each. As a student in the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, you may qualify for scholarships within your college and department. Applications are due in early spring and complete scholarship information can be found on the CALS Scholarships thru the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WISH). Looking to pick up a part-time job? The UW Student Jobs website has a wide range of on- and off-campus opportunities to choose from. International students should also check out the International Student Services (ISS) Office for details about funding and scholarships. Additional resources include the Undergraduate Academic Awards Office and the Nelson Institute Community Environmental Scholars Program.
Additional job opportunities specifically directed to students in CALS and including summer positions can be found on our Employment & Funding Opportunities page.
Tutoring and Learning
You are not alone in your quest to secure a bachelor’s degree. The University’s Academic Support team can help you with study skills, tutoring needs, enhancing your writing, assist with media, research, or put you in contact with other necessary resources.
Ready to get your hands dirty? There are plenty of opportunities within our department, on campus, and in the community to put your knowledge to work.
- Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships – Must have at least junior standing.
- Holstrom Environmental Scholarship – Must have at least junior standing
- Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program – The goal of this program is to increase the attainment of PhD degrees for students from underrepresented groups of society.
- Undergraduate Research Scholars – This program provides first and second year undergraduates with opportunities to earn credit by doing research with UW-Madison faculty and staff.
- Undergraduate Symposium – an annual symposium that showcases undergraduate research at UW-Madison
- Wisconsin Idea Undergraduate Fellowship (WIF) – Must have at least sophomore standing
Health & Wellness
Navigating all the variables of college can be challenging. Be sure to take care of your mind, body, and soul along the way. Reach out to any of these helpful resources whenever you need.
Report an issue
Whether its a feeling that cheating might have taken place, or something more serious, misconduct is typically handled one of two ways: Academic or Non-Academic. The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards are the people who help guide faculty, staff, and students through these situations.
Other various types of reporting may involve bias or hate incidents, sexual assault, hazing, stalking, missing student, dating/domestic violence, or student of concern. Making a report and finding support are accessible through the Student Affairs Office.
Within the Department of Soil Science three individuals have volunteered to serve as points-of-contact for individuals to share concerns or receive on-campus and off-campus resources regarding harassment, intimidation, bias, or abuse. These individuals include faculty members, Zac Freedman and Carrie Laboski, and staff member, Julie Garvin1.
1Responsible Employee (RE) who is required to report incidences of sexual harassment and sexual violence to campus authorities for further investigation and follow-up. Reporting Requirements – Office of Compliance – UW–Madison (wisc.edu)