Water Resources, Certificate
Advisor: K. Syverson (Geology).
The Department of Geology administers a Water Resources certificate. This certificate is intended for students who plan to enroll in a Master’s degree program in Water Resource Management, students interested in careers in environmental policy or environmental law, and any STEM and Geography majors interested in broadening their understanding of water-related topics. Holistic water resources management integrates insights from a wide range of disciplines. The flexibility of this certificate allows individuals to tailor their course selection to focus on the aspects of water resources that are most relevant to each student’s specific interests.
|Minimum of 15 credits required:||15|
|Core (9-10 crs):|
|ENV/GEOG 377||U.S. Environmental and Sustainability Policy||3|
|GEOL 308||Water Resources||3|
|One course selected from:||3-4|
|Fluvial Processes and Landforms|
|Beyond the core 9-10 credits, students must take two courses from the following broad array of water-related courses. Courses, if not used above, may be selected from:||6-8|
|Aquatic Ecology *|
|Environmental Chemistry *|
|Water and Wastewater|
|Geographic Information Systems I|
|Watershed Analysis *|
|Fluvial Processes and Landforms *|
|Global Environmental Change|
|Hydrogeology I *|
|*Course may be counted in either the core or elective category, but not both.|
|An internship in mining, environmental consulting, or a regulatory agency is strongly recommended, but not required.|
Note 1: Students cannot pursue the Geology major and the Water Resources certificate to meet graduation requirements for completing a first and second degree program.
Note 2: Students pursuing the Biology major or Geography major and the Water Resources certificate to meet graduation requirements for completing a first and second degree program must earn a minimum of 48 unique credits between their major and this certificate program.