May 25, 2018
S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources
Department of Watershed Sciences
Students must complete the General Education Requirements :
Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :
- , plus another course having a CI designation, will fulfill the Communication Intensive requirement
- will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive requirement
- Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Social Sciences (DSS). may be used toward the depth course requirement.
All courses listed as major subject courses must be taken on an A-B-C-D-F basis. A grade of C- or better is required for all WATS courses used to meet the requirements for a major or minor in the department. The grade point average for all courses taught by the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources must be 2.5 or higher.
For information about changes in requirements, course sequence, and scheduling, students should confer with a departmental advisor. The undergraduate program can be readily tailored to individual student needs with the help of a faculty advisor.
In addition to completing the University Studies course requirements, all students earning an undergraduate degree in the Department of Watershed Sciences must complete the Common Departmental Core, as listed below. Some of these courses may be used toward the University Studies requirements, as indicated by the University Studies designations listed in parentheses following the course numbers.
Common Departmental Core (20 credits)
Bachelor of Science in Watershed and Earth Systems
Students in the Watershed and Earth Systems major must meet the course requirements for University Studies, as well as complete the Common Departmental Core listed above. They must also complete the requirements listed below in sections A through E.
A. Science Foundation (18 credits)
B. Watershed and Earth Systems Courses (15 credits)
C. Capstone Experience (2 credits minimum)
D. Directed Elective Courses (30 credits)
Students must choose a minimum of 30 elective credits to complete the Watershed and Earth Systems degree requirements. The majority of these elective credits must come from courses directly related to the degree program. All elective courses must be approved by the student’s faculty advisor before enrollment. The following is a list of recommended courses that could be used to satisfy this requirement. Courses listed in Section C that were not used to meet the Capstone Course requirement may be taken as part of the suggested electives.
Watershed and Earth Systems Major Four Year Plan (Suggested Schedule)
Please meet with your advisor to complete your specific four year plan.
Freshman Year (31 credits)
First Semester (15 credits)
Second Semester (16 credits)
Sophomore Year (30-31 credits)
First Semester (16-17 credits)
Second Semester (14 credits)
Junior Year (29-30 credits)
First Semester (14 credits)
Second Semester (15-16 credits)
Senior Year (28-30 credits)
First Semester (14-15 credits)
Second Semester (14-15 credits)
- Directed or General Elective courses 14-15
Minimum University Requirements