Water resources majors must earn a minimum of 43 credits in required core courses. Additional requirements are two semesters each of calculus, college chemistry with lab, and college physics with lab. This major prepares students for careers in hydrology, resource management, and pollution control; the course of study includes courses recommended for federal employment as a hydrologist. The major is offered to meet the growing demand for hydrologists and other water resources professionals by federal, state and local government agencies; private sector environmental and consulting firms; and industrial and educational institutions.
Any undergraduate student can declare this major.
Total Number of Core Credits: 42
Total Number of Corequisite Credits: 25
Physics, calculus, and college chemistry should be taken by the end of the sophomore year.
ESC 350 and ESC 391 should be taken in the junior year.
ESC 494 and ESC 495 should be taken in the senior year.
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Whitney J Autin Ph.D
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Stephen Jessup Ph.D
Lauri A Kifer AAS
(Monroe Community College)
Leigh J Little Ph.D
(Arizona State University At The Tempe Campus)
Judy Massare Ph.D
(Johns Hopkins University)
Thomas M McDermott BS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Mark R Noll Ph.D
(University Of Delaware)
Paul Richards Ph.D
(Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Scott M Rochette Ph.D
(Saint Louis University-Main Campus)
Robert S Weinbeck Ph.D
(Iowa State University)
James A Zollweg Ph.D
Associate Professor and Chair