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: 2019-2020

Summary

Social/Policy3
Physical3
Biological/Ecological3
Skills3
Capstone3
Total Hours15

Social/Policy

Complete one of the following courses:3
NRSM 427
Advanced Water Policy
GPHY 335
Water Policy
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Physical

Complete one of the following courses:3
GEO 320
Global Water
GEO 420
Hydrogeology
GEO 421
Hydrology
NRSM 385
Watershed Hydrology
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Biological/Ecolgoical

Complete one of the following courses:3
BIOE 428
Freshwater Ecology
BIOE 439
Stream Ecology
BIOE 453
Ecology of Small & Large Lakes
BIOO 340
Biology and Mgmnt of Fishes
WILD 485
Aquatic Invertebrate Ecology
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Skills

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 Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Capstone

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

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 Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-