Water Science and Society Certificate

The Water Science and Society Certificate provides students from a range of majors with foundational knowledge in water science and policy. Students take courses in the biological, physical, and policy sciences, and courses focused on skills relevant to understanding and managing water. The certificate culminates in a capstone experience that enables students to apply conceptual water knowledge to a project.

W.A Franke College of Forestry & Conservation

Degree Specific Credits: 15

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Summary

Social/Policy

3

Physical

3

Biological/Ecological

3

Skills

3

Capstone

3

Total Hours

15

Social/Policy

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

NRSM 427

Advanced Water Policy

GPHY 335

Water Policy

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Physical

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

GEO 320

Global Water

GEO 420

Hydrogeology

GEO 421

Hydrology

NRSM 385

Watershed Hydrology

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Biological/Ecological

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

BIOE 428

Freshwater Ecology

BIOE 439

Stream Ecology

BIOE 453

Lake Ecology

BIOO 340

Biology and Mgmnt of Fishes

WILD 485

Aquatic Invertebrate Ecology

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Skills

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

CSCI 444

Data Visualization

ECNS 201S

Principles of Microeconomics

ECNS 433

Economics of the Environment

ECNS 445

Int Env Econ & Clim Change

GPHY 284

Intro to GIS and Cartography

GPHY 465

Planning Principles & Processes

GPHY 466

Environmental Planning

GPHY 468

Community & Regional Analysis

GPHY 482

Spatial Analysis & GIS

GPHY 487

Remote Sensing/Raster GIS

NRSM 379

Collab in Nat Res Decisions

PSCI 361

Public Administration

PSCI 468

PSCI 491

Special Topics (Agency Policy-Making)

PTRM 310

Nat Res Interp and Comm

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Capstone

Note: The course that satisfies this requirement must include a substantive project that is focused on water.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

ARTZ 321

Painting II

ARTZ 394A

Seminar- Environmental Drawing

A thesis or internship course in the student's home department.

A field course with a project or research component.

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-