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

Lower Division
ESS 210/GR 210Physical Geography3-4
or GEOL 150 Physical Geology for Scientists and Engineers
Upper Division
WR 304Sustainable Watersheds3
WR 416Land Use Hydrology3
WR 486Watershed Field Practicum2
Select at least 10 credits from the following:10
Water Law, Policy, and Institutions
Introduction to Weather and Climate
CIVE 322/ENVE 322
Basic Hydrology
Environmental River Mechanics
Groundwater Engineering
Nonpoint Source Pollution
Principles of Microclimatology
Soil Physics
Soil Physics Laboratory
Water, Society, and Environment
Seasonal Snow Environments
Watershed Measurements
Land Use and Water Quality
Water Quality Laboratory for Wildland Managers
Snow Hydrology
Program Total Credits:21-22