My favorite class I have taken at Purdue is soil science. It is an interactive class that teaches you all about soils. There is an open lab component which is fun and helps you learn the material better. I loved this class so much that it helped me decide my concentration to be land resources. It is also why I decided to get a minor in soil science. My favorite parts about the class were the open lab because it allowed me to choose when I wanted to work on the lab and I also liked the field trips. We took three field trips throughout the semester that were super fun. I didn’t know there was so much to learn about soil until this class. Although soil science is a required class for all NRES students, you will love taking it and you will learn more than you can imagine.