Courses

 

WSSS courses are arranged in four core areas:

 

  1. Water Resources Science and Technology
  2. Biological Aspects of Water, Health, and Nutrition
  3. Water Planning and Policy
  4. Economic and Systems Analysis

 

Students are required to take at least one course in three of the four areas. Prerequisites may be excused with the permission of the instructor. In addition, an exceptionally well-qualified student may obtain exemption credit in one core area if the required approvals are obtained (see the Exemption form).

 

Below is a list of currently approved courses for the program. If you have any questions about approved courses, please contact us.

 

 

Water Resources Science and Technology

Courses in this area focus on the physical aspects of water science and management. Eligible courses include:

 

  • CEE 0133 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Design [Spring]
  • CE 112 Hydrology/Water Resource [Fall]
  • CE 172 Fate and Transport of Environmental Contaminants [Spring]
  • CE 212 Chemical Principles in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering [Fall]
  • CE 213 Transport Principle in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering [Fall]
  • CEE 0294A/EOS 288 Groundwater Modelling
  • EOS 0132 Groundwater Chemistry and Quality
  • EOS 0133 Field Methods in Hydrogeology
  • EOS 0287 Subsurface Fluid Dynamics
  • EOS 289 Geofluids

 

 


 

Biological Aspects of Water, Health, and Nutrition

This area covers public health, epidemiology, biology, ecology, and environmental impacts. Eligible courses include:

 

  • BIO 142 Population and Community Ecology [Fall]
  • BIO 143 Evolutionary Ecology [Fall]
  • BIO 144 Principles of Conservation Biology [Spring]
  • BIO 164 Marine Biology [Spring]
  • BIO 181 Tropical Ecology and Conservation [Fall]
  • CE 241 Biology, Water, and Health [Fall]

 

 


 

Water Resources Policy and Planning

Courses in this area explore the use of policy and planning to achieve desired outcomes in water resources management. Eligible courses include:

 

  • CE 294 Section 02 Special Topics: Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management [Fall]
  • CEE 0194B Water Diplomacy II [Spring]
  • CEE 0194C Water Diplomacy III [Spring]
  • CEE 0214 Water Resources Systems [Spring]
  • CE 294 Section 02 Special Topics: Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management [Fall]
  • DHP P250 Elements of International Environmental Policy [Fall]
  • NUTR 233 Agricultural Science and Policy I [Spring]
  • NUTR 333 Agricultural Science and Policy II [Fall]
  • PS 194 Politics of the Environment in the U.S. [Fall]
  • UEP 174 Clean Air & Clean Water Policy [Summer]
  • UEP 279 Water Resources Policy & Planning and Watershed Management [Fall]
  • UEP 294 Planning for Low Impact Development (LID)

 

 


 

Economics and Systems Analysis

These courses provide tools to analyze and evaluate complex, multifaceted problems. In most cases, students are also taking statistics courses as part of departmental requirements. Eligible courses include:

 

  • CE 214 Environmental and Water Resources Systems [Spring]
  • CE 294 Section 02 Special Topics: Integrated Water Resources Planning and Management [Fall]
  • ECON 130 Topics in Environmental Economics [Fall]
  • ES 152 Engineering Systems: Stochastic Models
  • Fletcher EIB E246 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics [Spring]


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