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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Watersheds & Water Resources Minor

University Park, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (W W R)

Watersheds are important landscape features that control the biogeochemistry of natural waters. This interdisciplinary minor enables students to learn the fundamental processes governing the transport and chemical evolution of surface and subsurface waters. It provides a complement to elective and required coursework in earth sciences, resource management, wastewater treatment, and/or environmental planning. Students in this program will learn to apply fundamental concepts of chemistry, biology, geoscience, and landscape evolution to processes operating at the watershed scale. Learning objectives for the minor include excellence in written and oral expression, the ability to collect and interpret data from dynamic natural systems, and rigor in scientific thought.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


Select 18 credits from the WWR committee's approved list of courses, which includes but is not limited to courses listed below (at least 6 credits must be taken at the 400 level):
B E 307(3), B E 467(4), A S M 217(3), A S M 327(3), C E 370(3), C E 371(3), C E 461(3), C E 473(3), C E 475(4), CHEM 202(3), CHEM 402(3), E R M 411(3), E R M 435(3), E R M 450(3), ENVE 411(3), ENVE 415(3), ENVSE 408(3), FOR 470(3), FOR 471(1), GEOG 431(3), GEOSC 201(4), GEOSC 340(3), GEOSC 412(3), GEOSC 413W(3), GEOSC 419(3), GEOSC 445(4), GEOSC 452(3), METEO 417(3), METEO 448(3), SOILS 405(3), SOILS 418(3), W F S 410(3), W F S 422(3) (Sem: 5-8)


Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2008

Blue Sheet Item #: 36-04-027

Review Date: 1/15/08

UCA Revision #1: 8/14/06