Master in Watershed Science - Thesis Track



Core Classes:

Course No. Course Name Hours
 
BIO/GSC 642 Watershed Ecology 3
BIO 696 Understanding Scientific Communication 2
CHE 613 Environmental Chemistry 3
GSC 665 Physical/Chemical Limnology 3
WSC 690 Seminar 1
WSC 698-699 Thesis 6
 
Total   18

Graduate courses in related fields (18 hrs, as determined by the advisory committee; at least eight hours must be at the 600 level). Students will select remaining courses based on their specialization in the following four tracks: Aquatic Ecology, Environmental Chemistry, Hydrological Spatial Analysis, or Watershed Conservation. Accepted courses of study for each area are outlined below.

Aquatic Ecology
Courses should include two of the following:
BIO 646 Stream Ecology
BIO 648 Wetland Ecology
BIO 686 Limnology
BIO 688 Reservoir Ecology
BIO 669 Biological Limnology
BIO 670 Limnological Analysis Laboratory
CHE 665 Biogeochemistry
GSC 662 Hydrogeology
 
and
 
one of the following:
BIO 661 Freshwater Invertebrates
BIO 663 Aquatic Entomology
BIO 670 Ichthyology
BIO 672 Herpetology
 
and
 
one of the following:
BIO 630 Animal Ecology
BIO 631 Plant Ecology
BIO 632 Quantitative Ecology
BIO 682 Waterfowl Management
BIO 683 Fisheries Management
 
Environmental Chemistry
Courses should include the following:
CHE 617 Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHE 627 Chemical Separations
CHE 628 Mass Spectrometry
CHE 665 Biogeochemistry
 
Hydrological Spatial Analysis
Courses should include at least one of the following:
BIO 669 Biological Limnology
BIO 670 Limnological Analysis Laboratory
GSC 662 Hydrogeology
 
and
 
at least three of the following:
CET 685 Remediation Technology
GSC 612 Remote Sensing
GSC 621 Geographic Information Systems
GSC 640 Advanced Remote Sensing
GSC 641 Digital Image Processing Research
GSC 680 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
 
Watershed Conservation
Courses should include two of the following:
BIO 646 Stream Ecology
BIO 648 Wetland Ecology
BIO 669 Biological Limnology
BIO 670 Limnological Analysis Laboratory
BIO 686 Limnology
BIO 688 Reservoir Ecology
CHE 665 Biogeochemistry
GSC 662 Hydrogeology
 
and
 
three of the following:
AGR 674 Agricultural Irrigation and Water Systems
BIO 678 Conservation Biology
BIO 682 Waterfowl Management
BIO 683 Fisheries Management
CET 655 Environmental Regulatory Affairs
CET 681 Pollution Assessment and Control
CET 685 Remediation Technology
 
Total Course Requirements 36
 
Other Degree Requirements
Successful completion of MAT 665: Applied Statistics I.
Written and oral comprehensive examination, as specified by the advisory committee in broad aspects of watershed science and area of concentration (usually taken in 3rd semester of residence).
Defense of thesis.


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Last Updated November 20, 2014
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