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SWS Curriculum

Completing the Certificate

To complete the certificate, students must take the foundation course (BAE 532/CE 542 Introduction to Stream Restoration) and at least three credit hours from each of the three primary focus areas: engineering and science, water quality, and policy and management. At least six of the 12 credit hours must be from outside the student’s major area of study (graduate students only) or undergraduate degree discipline (post-baccalaureate only). Courses numbered 400G-499G count toward the certificate only for non-majors.

Engineering and Science

Courses in the engineering and science focus area are taught in the Departments of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geography and Earth and Environmental Sciences. The approved courses for the certificate are:

  • BAE 536/CE 546 Fluvial Hydraulics
  • CE 642/BAE 642 Open Channel Flow
  • CE 643/BAE 643 Mechanics of Sediment Transport
  • GEO 451G Fluvial Forms and Processes
  • GEO 721 Biogeomorphology
  • GEO 731 Earth Surface Systems
  • EES 585 Hydrogeology

Water Quality

Courses in the water quality focus area are taught in the Departments of Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science and Plant and Soil Sciences. The approved courses for the certificate are:

  • CE 547/BAE 547 Watershed Sedimentation
  • CE 555 Microbial Aspects of Environmental Engineering
  • CE 653/BAE 653 Water Quality for Surface Waters
  • EES 530 Low Temperature Geochemistry
  • PLS 455G/NRE 455G Wetland Delineation
  • PLS 566 Soil Microbiology

Policy and Management

Courses in the policy and management focus area are taught in the Departments of Agricultural Economics, Civil Engineering, Forestry and Natural Resources, and Natural Resources and Environmental Science. The approved courses for the certificate are:

  • AEC 445G Introduction to Resource and Environmental Economics
  • AEC 654 Natural Resources Economics
  • CE 525 CE Applications of Geographic Information Systems
  • CE 664/BAE 664 Watershed Management
  • FOR 510 Herpetology
  • NRE 556 Contemporary Geospatial Applications for Land Analysis