Water Science Minor

Required credits in this minor: 20
The minor provides students the opportunity to broaden their expertise in the area of water science. Students interested in qualifying as a hydrologist should determine the exact requirements for the Minnesota civil service position by checking the Hydrologist I (Hydrogeology) and Hydrologist I (Water Resources) position descriptions.

Required Courses:

  • FR 3114 - Hydrology and Watershed Management (3 cr.)
  • EEB 5601 - Limnology (3)
  • or ESCI 4702 - General Hydrogeology (3 cr.)
  • ESPM 5555 - Wetland Soils (3 cr.)
  • or SOIL 5232 - Vadose Zone Hydrology (3 cr.)

Electives:

Courses used to fulfill requirements above cannot be chosen to fulfill electives.

Take 11 or more credits from the following:

  • CE 5541 - Environmental Water Chemistry (3 cr.)
  • EEB 5605 - Limnology Lab (2 cr.)
  • ESPM 4061W - Water Quality and Natural Resource (3 cr.)
  • ESPM 4216 - Contaminant Hydrology (2 cr.)
  • GEOE 4351 - Groundwater Mechanics (3 cr.)
  • FR 5153 - Forest and Wetland Hydrology (3 cr.)
  • or ESCI 4702 - General Hydrogeology (3 cr.)
  • ESPM 5555 - Wetland Soils (3 cr.)
  • or SOIL 5232 - Vadose Zone Hydrology (3 cr.)