Environmental Science and Sustainability B.S. - Water Resources

The Water Resources concentration prepares students for careers and/or graduate study related to watershed hydrology, water policy, and other aspects of water resources governance and management. Coursework focuses on technical training in fundamental sciences such as physics, chemistry, and biology; more specialized training in hydrology, hydrogeology, geomorphology, and soil science; and the social and political context of water use, allocation, conservation, and management, both with regard to water quality and water quantity issues. Students who complete this concentration will satisfy the education requirements for the Hydrology Series (1315) and Hydrologic Technician Series (1316) civil service qualifications.

Bachelor of Science - Environmental Science and Sustainability; Water Resources Concentration

W.A Franke College of Forestry & Conservation

Degree Specific Credits: 68-73

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2021-22

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Lower-Division Required Courses

14-15

Concentration Requirements

51-55

Experiential Learning Requirement

3

Total Hours

68-73

Lower-Division Required Courses

Note: NRSM 110 will not be required if students declare the major with 60+ credits.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following courses:

NRSM 110

First Year Seminar in Environmental Science and Sustainability

1

NRSM 210N

Soils, Water and Climate

Oral Communication - Complete one of the following courses:

3

COMX 111A

Introduction to Public Speaking

3

or THTR 120A

Introduction to Acting I

Statistics Requirement - Complete one of the following courses:

3-4

FORS 201

Forest Biometrics

or STAT 216

Introduction to Statistics

or WILD 240

Intro to Biostatistics

Chemistry - Complete the following course:

CHMY 121N

Introduction to General Chemistry

4

Total Hours

14-15

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Water Resources Concentration Requirements

Rule: Complete all of the following subcategories. 42-46 total credits required.

Required Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Mathematics Requirement - Complete one of the following:

4

M 171

Calculus I

or M 172

Calculus II

Biology Requirement - Complete one of the following:

3-4

BIOB 160N

Principles of Living Systems

or BIOB 170N

Principles Biological Diversity

or BIOE 172N

Introductory Ecology

or BIOO 105N

Introduction to Botany

Geology Requirement - Complete one of the following sequences:

4

GEO 101N

Introduction to Physical Geology

and GEO 102N

Introduction to Physical Geology Lab

or

GEO 103N

Introduction to Environmental Geology

and GEO 104N

Introduction to Environmental Geology Lab

Complete all of the following courses:

GPHY 335

Water Policy

3

NRSM 210N                        

Soils, Water, Climate     

3

NRSM 385                                                               

Watershed Hydrology  

3

NRSM 427                                                    

Advanced Water Policy

3

PHSX 205N                               

College Physics I    

4

PHSX 206N                         

College Physics I Lab   

1

PHSX 207N                            

College Physics II     

4

PHSX 208N                       

College Physics II Lab   

1

Total Hours

33-34

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Social Science Requirement

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

NRSM 326

Climate and Society

NRSM 379

Collab in Nat Res Decisions

NRSM 424

Community Forestry & Conservtn

NRSM 475

Environment & Development

PTRM 300

Recreation Behavior

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Ecology Requirement

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

BIOE 370

General Ecology

BIOE 447

Ecosystem Ecology

FORS 330

Forest Ecology

FORS 333

Fire Ecology

NRSM 462

Rangeland Ecology

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Ethics Requirement

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

NRSM 349E

Climate Change Ethics/Policy

3

or NRSM 389E

Ethics and Sustainability

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physical Science Course

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3-4

GEO 320                                            

Global Water  

GEO 420                                          

Hydrogeology   

GEO 421                                                   

Hydrology

GEO 460                        

Process Geomorphology     

Total Hours

3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Biological Science Course

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3-5

BIOB 447                               

Ecosystem Ecology    

BIOE 400                 

Aquatic Microbial Ecology      

BIOE 428                                   

Freshwater Ecology

BIOE 439                                      

Stream Ecology    

BIOE 453         

Lake Ecology

GPHY 474                            

Remote Sensing for Freshwater Ecology

WILD 485                

Aquatic Invertebrate Ecology   

Total Hours

3-5

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Required Course

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

ERTH 303N                               

Weather and Climate

FORS 341                  

Timber Harvesting and Roads

FORS 434                           

Advanced Forest Roads 

GPHY 317              

Geomorphology

NRSM 415                

Environmental Soil Science     

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Experiential Learning Requirement

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

BIOE 342

Field Ecology

BIOE 400

Aquatic Microbial Ecology

BIOE 416

Alpine Ecology

BIOE 439

Stream Ecology

BIOE 440

Conservation Ecology

BIOE 451

Landscape Ecology

BIOE 453

Lake Ecology

BIOE 458

Forest and Fire Ecology

ENST 427

Social Issues: The Mekong Delta

ENST 437

Climate Change: Mekong Delta

FORS 130

Intro Forestry Field Skills

FORS 440

Forest Stand Management

GPHY 385

Field Techniques

NRSM 115

First Year Seminar in Field Studies in Conservation

NRSM 273

Wilderness/Civ Field Stds

NRSM 298

Internship

NRSM 345

Watershed Dynamics

NRSM 398

Internship

NRSM 495

Ecosystem Science and Restoration Practicum

NRSM 498

Internship

NRSM 499

Senior Thesis

PTRM 150

First Year Seminar in Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Management

PTRM 345X

Sustaining Human Soc & Nat Env

PTRM 418

Winter Wilderness Field Studies

PTRM 484

PTRM Field Measurement Tech

WILD 374

Hunter Check Station

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Writing Requirement

Code

Title

Hours

Complete three of the following courses:

9

BIOE 428

Freshwater Ecology

BIOE 447

Ecosystem Ecology

FORS 330

Forest Ecology

FORS 341

Timber Harvesting & Roads

FORS 347

Multiple Resource Silviculture

FORS 349

Practice of Silviculture

FORS 440

Forest Stand Management

FORS 499

Senior Thesis

NASX 403

Contmp Tribal Resource Issues

NRSM 326

Climate and Society

NRSM 349E

Climate Change Ethics/Policy

NRSM 379

Collab in Nat Res Decisions

NRSM 389E

Ethics Forestry & Conservation

NRSM 462

Rangeland Ecology

NRSM 465

Foundations of Restoration Ecology

NRSM 475

Environment & Development

NRSM 495

Ecosystem Science and Restoration Practicum

NRSM 499

Senior Thesis

PTRM 300

Recreation Behavior

WILD 410

Wildlife Policy & Biopolitics

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-