The minor in Watershed Science provides a background in core classes addressing land use hydrology and sustainable watersheds. Students also engage in experiential learning in the watershed practicum field course. The minor offers a broad and flexible selection of additional coursework options that emphasize physical, biogeochemical, and societal aspects of water resources and watershed management. Students can select the combination of courses that best fits their interests and complements their major.
Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.
Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.
Effective Fall 2017
|ESS 210/GR 210||Physical Geography||3-4|
|or GEOL 150||Physical Geology for Scientists and Engineers|
|WR 304||Sustainable Watersheds||3|
|WR 416||Land Use Hydrology||3|
|WR 486||Watershed Field Practicum||2|
|Select at least 10 credits from the following:||10|
|Water Law, Policy, and Institutions|
|Introduction to Weather and Climate|
CIVE 322/ENVE 322
|Environmental River Mechanics|
|Nonpoint Source Pollution|
|Principles of Microclimatology|
|Soil Physics Laboratory|
|Water, Society, and Environment|
|Seasonal Snow Environments|
|Land Use and Water Quality|
|Water Quality Laboratory for Wildland Managers|
|Program Total Credits:||21-22|