Growing awareness of the complexity of water quantity and quality issues related to human activities leads to dealing with those issues on a watershed scale. This minor is for graduate students wishing to develop expanded skills in watershed science/engineering, planning and design, and culture and policy issues related to water. These skills are especially useful for careers in natural resource policy, water and land management, sustainable development and design for private industry, and storm water management for government agencies. Successful completion of the watershed minor is documented on the transcript.
The minor consists of 9 credit hours from the lists found below. The courses taken must include at least one course from the Watershed Core. Note that some classes may have prerequisites.
Watershed Minor Faculty
If you have any advising questions contact a Watershed Minor faculty member in your department or the college representative. The Watershed Minor Faculty is listed on the minor's website at https://ag.tennessee.edu/watershedminor/Pages/facultyadvisors.aspx.
Admission to Candidacy
When application is made for admission to candidacy, the minor and courses required for the minor must be indicated.
The student's graduate committee must include at least one member of the Watershed Minor faculty.
Watershed Core courses:
BSE 516 , BSET 574 , FWF 590 , GEOG 433 , GEOG 436 , GEOG 536 , ESS 524 , ENVE 516 , ENVE 530 , ENVE 531 , CE 485 or GEOL 485 , LAR 571
BSE 525 or ENVE 525 ,
ENVE 535 or GEOL 535
GEOL 485 or CE 485
Policy, Cultures, and Society courses: