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Welcome to the website of  Soil Science Department (SOSC) at king Saud University. The SOSC Department has a faculty  members consisting of  11 outstanding scientists, distinguished by their deeply understanding of soil, water and the environment science, and their ability to carry out research. Also planning towards the solution of environmental and resource use and management problems.   The SOSC provides highly visible leadership in teaching, research, outreach in the broad area of soil and environment  as related to improving the productivity of agriculture, improving water quality, and protection and conservation of natural resources.   The SOSC Department offers two graduate programs leading to the Master and Doctor of  Philosophy degrees in Soil Sciences . Graduate Program in the Department of Soil Science  is open to students who has a B.Sc .degree in  Soil Science as well as to other discipline such as chemical, physical, earth, or engineering sciences. The SOSC programs are designed to meet the changing needs of our clientele at Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, national and international levels. To meet new challenges and explore new opportunities, the SOSC’s research and teaching programs are focused in the following  areas: - Soil-Water-Plant relations, and water and Soil  Conservation. - Remediation of Contaminated Soils and  Water. - Management of Nutrients, Fertilizers, and Wastes. - Soil Quality and Morphology, and microbiological  activities. - Environmental science, with emphasis on contaminant transport and fate,  and soil  remediation. - Salt Affected Soils and its  Reclamations.  As you browse through our web site, please provide your comments and suggestions that will help us to serve you better. Mohammad I. AL-Wabel Head of Department  

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To provide innovative teaching, excellent research, and future prospective of society needs in building knowledge economy in soil, water and environment.

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To be one of the leading departments in soil and water science

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1. Provide high-quality educational programs to prepare competent graduates specialized in different aspects of soil, water management, environment and natural resources at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 2.

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The Department of Soil Science at King Saud University was formally established in 1965. It has retained its close ties with agriculture community through membership and active involvement with colleagues in the Faculty of Food and Agricultural Sciences in agicultural and environmental issues.

  Since its establishment,the department is collaborated with different departments at the college of Food and Agricultural Sciences for graduating specialists and researchers in the field of soil sciences and other agricultural disciplines. 

   The Soil science department is one of the pioneer departmens  the in the King Saud University and the unique departments in College of Food and Agicultural Sciences that is offer a Ph.D dgree in soil scienc. The department is concerned with developing   professionally qualified  graduates to be  able to lead the acitity  toward development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. our graduate programs are designed to prepare the graduate students to have the necessary skills and knowledge. They will be able to contribute the  addressing issues associated with human interactions and its relation to the environment such as water use, soil & water contamainations and natural resources  management. 

  The department offers two graduate pograms leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees insoil science. These  programs  are  designed  to provide  students with scientific knowledge and practical skills to  acquire  experience  needed  to  face  the challenges  in  the agricultural development under the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia environment.                            

      The department is well-equipped ( Facilities and Equipments ) with instrumentation for analysis of soil, mineral, and water samples. In addition, there is a mobile lab. for soil survey, and field work for conducting soil studies at remote districts. The department has five units of growth chambers and two units in the faculty green house.