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Option Water Resources Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Bioresource Research - College of Agricultural Sciences



Water resources research involves the use of science and policy tools to identify contaminants and make assessments of water quality. Students will acquire laboratory skills to detect water contaminants and track their movements and transformations while learning related policy and management concerns. Research areas could include microbial contaminants, the impact of urbanization on water quality, and marine and estuarine water quality and its impact on fisheries and shellfish industries. Option course work covers water sciences and hydrology, environmental policy and management. Students completing this option will be prepared for graduate school or for positions in environmental consulting, research, and natural resource management.



Water Sciences

Choose four courses from below:
CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4) EOU campus only.
    or SOIL 205. *Soil Science (3)
FW 456. Limnology (5)
GEO 487. Hydrogeology (4)
MB 302. General Microbiology (3) 
OC 332. Coastal Oceanography (3)
OC 433. Coastal and Estuarine Oceanography (3)
TOX 430. Chemical Behavior in the Environment (3)

Watersheds and Hydrology:

Choose one course from below:
CE 412. Hydrology (4)
FE 430. Watershed Processes (4)

Water Resources Environmental Analysis

Choose one course from below:
BEE 448. Non-point Source Pollution Assessment and Control (3)
BI 371. ^Ecological Methods (3)
BOT 547. Nutrient Cycling (3) 
CE 413. GIS in Water Resources (3)
ENVE 456. Sustainable Water Resources Development (3) 
GEO 424/GEOG 441. International Water Resources Management (3)
TOX 455. Ecotoxicology: Aquatic Ecosystems (3)

Water Resources Environmental Policy and Management

Choose one course from below:
AEC 432. Environmental Law (4)
FOR 462. Natural Resource Policy and Law (3)
FW 326. Integrated Watershed Management (3)
GEO 425/GEOG 440. Water Resources Management in the US (3)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4) 
RNG 455. Riparian Ecohydrology and Management (4)

Specialization and Breadth Courses

1 to 7 additional credits of upper division courses approved by research mentor, for a total of 29 credits.

Recommended areas: Climatology, geology, resource economics, watersheds, watersheds management, microbial ecology, engineering, mathematics, hydrology, hydrogeology, irrigation, toxicology, ecology, environmental analysis, environmental chemistry, geochemistry, environmental management, environmental policy, economics, marine biology, aquatic and marine botany and zoology, oceanography, statistics, geography, environmental ethics, research ethics.


Option Code: 626




 
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