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Management and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems - BS


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S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources

Department of Watershed Sciences

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Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link

NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI) .

All courses required for the major must be taken on an A-B-C-D-F basis. A grade of C- or better is required for all courses taken in the major department. The grade point average for all courses taught by the Quinney College of Natural Resources must be 2.5 or higher.

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.5 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

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Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BIOL 1610: Biology I   3     BIOL 1620: Biology II (BLS)   3    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4     MATH 1100: Calculus Techniques (QL)    3    
WATS 2000: Natural Resources Professional Orientation   1     Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course   3  
Electives 4   WATS 2220: General Ecology   3    
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

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Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I   4     CHEM 1220: Principles of Chemistry II (BPS)   4    
CHEM 1215: Chemical Principles Laboratory I    1     CHEM 1225: Chemical Principles Laboratory II   1    
GEOG 1800: Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences   3     Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course   3  
STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)   3     WATS 3700: Fundamentals of Watershed Science (CI)   3    
GEO 1110: Physical Geology (BPS)   3     WATS 4930: Advanced GIS and Spatial Analysis   3    
GEO 1115: Physical Geology Laboratory   1          
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

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Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENVS 3010: Fundamentals of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy    3     WATS 4490: Small Watershed Hydrology (QI)   4    

WATS 4500: Limnology: Ecology of Inland Waters  

3     Breadth Social Sciences (BSS) Course   3  
WATS 3600: Geomorphology  or GEO 3600: Geomorphology   4  or 4     Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course   3  
APEC 3012: Introduction to Natural Resource and Regional Economics (DSS)   3     Area of Emphasis Elective  3  
WATS 3910: Climatology and Hydrology for Western Watersheds (DSC/QI)   3     WATS 4980: Watershed Sciences Departmental Seminar   1    
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

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Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

WATS 5300: ​Principles of Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration   2     WATS 5350: Management and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems Capstone II   2    
WATS 5340: Management and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems Capstone I   2     Area of Emphasis Electives 6  
ENVS 4000: Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management (DSS)    3     Electives 4  
WATS 4530: Water Quality and Pollution   3     Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) /Communications Intensive (CI) Course     3  
Area of Emphasis Electives 6        
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Management and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems Required Courses


All courses required for the major must be taken on an A-B-C-D-F basis. A grade of C- or better is required for all WATS and GEOG courses used to meet requirements for a major in Management and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems. The grade point average for all courses taught by the College of Natural Resources must be 2.5 or higher.

Directed Electives


Students majoring in Management and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems are required to select a minimum of 15 elective credits, chosen from one of five areas of emphasis. 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 within each area of emphasis.

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