Water Resources Degree Requirements

 
 

Water Resources - Major Degree Requirements

Core Courses

40-43 s.h.

 

 

GEOL 120 Introduction to Geology or
GEOL 115 Science of Natural Disasters or
GEOL 182 Water and the Blue Planet or
GEOL 150 Introduction to Forensic Geology

3 s.h.

ESCI 215 Earth Materials or GEOL 242 Mineralogy

3-4 s.h.

GEOL 275 Geologic Data and Analysis

4 s.h.

GEOL 282 Introduction to Hydrology

3 s.h.

GEOL 370 Geomorphology

3 s.h.

GEOL 375 Fluvial Geomorphology

3 s.h.

GEOL 384 Watershed Management

3 s.h.

GEOL 386 The Geochemistry of Natural Waters

3 s.h.

GEOL 388 Applied Hydrology

3 s.h.

GEOL 389 Groundwater Modeling

3 s.h.

 

 

METR 110 Introduction to Meteorology

3 s.h.

 

Select Two courses at the 200 or 300 level from the following areas: GEOL, ESCI, CHEM, PHYS, MATH. Selections may also be made from the following courses:

6-8 s.h.

 

 

BIOL 385 Limnology

3 s.h.

BIOL 388 Stream Ecology

3 .s.h

ENVS 214 Principles of Soil Science

4 s.h.

GEOG 243 Geographic Information Systems: ArcGIS

3 s.h.

GEOG 305 Geography and Planning of Water Resources

3 s.h.

Related Work

27-28 s.h.

 

 

CHEM 111-112 General Chemistry I and II

8 s.h.

CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I or
CHEM 226 Elementary Organic Chemistry or
CHEM 241 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry or
CHEM 315 Advanced Environmental Chemistry

3-4 s.h.

MATH 173-174 Calculus I and II

8 s.h.

PHYS 203-204 General Physics I and II

8 s.h.

 

 

Courses in CHEM or PHYS may not duplicate those taken above in selections for the core

 

 

Water Resources - Minor Degree Requirements

Basic Requirements:

12 s.h.

 

 

GEOL 120 Introduction to Geology or
GEOL 115 Science of Natural Disasters or
GEOL 182 Water and the Blue Planet or
GEOL 150 Introduction to Forensic Geology

3 s.h.

GEOL 282 Introduction to Hydrology

3 s.h.

GEOL 384 Watershed Management or
GEOL 389 Groundwater Modeling

3 s.h.

GEOL 388 Applied Hydrology

3 s.h.

Electives: 6 s.h. from the following:

 

 

 

 

GEOL 230 Energy Resources and Environment

3 s.h.

GEOL 374 Glaciology and Glacial Geology

3 s.h.

GEOL 375 Fluvial Geomorphology

3 s.h.

GEOL 380 Environmental Geophysics

3 .s.h

GEOL 386 The Geochemistry of Natural Waters

3 s.h.

ESCI 214 Principles of Soil Science

3 s.h

CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I or CHEM 226 Elementary Organic Chemistry

4 s.h.

CHEM 241 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry

3 s.h.

 

 

 

 

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Total:  

18 s.h.

The Water Resources minor is open to all undergraduates. It is designed to provide a broad background in water-related subjects which can complement a student's major field or generally fulfill an interest in water resources. As an interdisciplinary program, it is appropriate for students in many different majors, including all of the sciences and many of the social sciences. The minor emphasizes the physical aspects of water in its natural state, with options that include the chemical and biological aspects. For further information, advisement, and registration for this minor, come to the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department Office, Science I, room 209.

NOTE: College rules pertaining to curriculum majors also apply to curriculum minors (GPA of at least 2.00 in courses applied toward minor; no Pass/Fail Option grading in courses applied toward minor; residence requirement; etc.)