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Water Resources Certificate

The purpose of the program is to train students to manage our scarce water resources for the maximum benefit of the world's population, while at the same time preserving the ecologic integrity of our aquatic resources. The Water Resources Certificate prepares students for careers in environmental science and management.

There are TWO requirements for the Undergraduate Certificate in Water Resources.

  1. An enrolled undergraduate student must complete three credit hours in five of the following six categories:
    • Water Resource Foundations
    • Water Quality Foundations
    • Hydrologic Processes
    • Biological Interactions
    • Management, Economics, and Policy
    • Applications

    A list of classes making up these categories can be obtained by visiting

  2. The second requirement is the completion of six water resources seminars. Attendance at each seminar must be documented by providing a one-paragraph summary of the presentation to Jenny Yearwood via email at A list of current Water Resources Seminars can be found at our calendar, A maximum of three (of the six) seminars can be taken online. Online seminars change throughout the year as Ms. Yearwood posts them to the website.

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