Water Resources Management (can be completed online)
Track Advisor: Jerry Fairley, Hydrogeology
This track expands an existing non-thesis MS degree program in Environmental Science to include a wider range of water management subject matter. This PSM track is intended to complement the more issue-specific tracks described below and will train professionals with the broader range of knowledge that is required to be an effective water resource manager.
Students in this track will be trained for entry-level management positions in industries and agencies that offer a diversified portfolio in water resources management. Coursework for this track includes curricular elements that are currently part of the University’s premier program in water resources, Waters of the West. Students will select courses that review wastewater operations, hydrology, water quality, watershed management, ground water engineering, water policy, water resources systems analysis, wetland restoration, remote sensing, geochemistry, and hydrogeology.
Track prerequisites: At a minimum, students entering the program in this track are expected to have successfully completed at least one college level introductory course in biology or ecology, physics and statistics, and at least two college level courses in calculus.