Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Water Science

Aquatic Ecology Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
MATH 106 Calculus I 5 cr
ENGL 150, 151, 254; JGEN 120, 200, 300 3 cr
BIOS 101/101L or LIFE 120/120L 4 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 153 Soil Resources 4 cr
COMM 101, 209, 210, 215 or 286, MRKT 257, NRES 260, TMFD 121 3 cr
PHYS 141 or PHYS 211 5 cr
AECN 141, ECON 200, ECON 211, or ECON 212 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I 4 cr
NRES 220 Principles of Ecology 3 cr
NRES 222 Ecology Laboratory 1 cr
WATS 281 Introduction to Water Science 3 cr
BIOS 109 General Botany 4 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 110 General Chemistry II 4 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
GEOL 100, GEOL 101, GEOL 106, or NRES 108 3-4 cr
STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
Comm & Interpersonal Skills 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
WATS 354 3 cr
Policy Course 3 cr
NRES 208, METR 100, or NRES 408 3-4 cr
Science & Technology Course 3-4 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Policy Course 3 cr
Science & Technology Course 3-4 cr
NRES 453/853 Hydrology 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Free Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
WATS 498A or ENVR 499A 2 cr
NRES 312 or NRES 412 3-4 cr
NRES 457 or GEOL 424 3-4 cr
NRES 498/898 Special Topics in Natural Resources 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
WATS 498B or ENVR 499B 2 cr
WATS 484 1 cr
Option Elective 3-4 cr
Free Elective 3-4 cr
Free Elective 3-4 cr
Total Credits 12

Hydrology Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
MATH 106 Calculus I 5 cr
ENGL 150, 151, 254; JGEN 120, 200, 300 3 cr
BIOS 101/101L or LIFE 120/120L 4 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 153 Soil Resources 4 cr
COMM 101, 209, 210, 215 or 286, MRKT 257, NRES 260, TMFD 121 3 cr
AECN 141, ECON 200, ECON 211, or ECON 212 3 cr
MATH 107 Calculus II 4 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I 4 cr
NRES 220 Principles of Ecology 3 cr
NRES 222 Ecology Laboratory 1 cr
WATS 281 Introduction to Water Science 3 cr
NRES 208, METR 100, or NRES 408 3-4 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 110 or MATH 208 4 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
GEOL 100, GEOL 101, GEOL 106, or NRES 108 3-4 cr
STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
Communication/Interpersonal Skills 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
WATS 354 3 cr
Policy Course 3 cr
PHYS 211 General Physics I 4 cr
PHYS 221 General Physics Laboratory I 1 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Policy Course 3 cr
Science & Technology Course 3-4 cr
NRES 453/853 Hydrology 3 cr
PHYS 212 General Physics II 4 cr
PHYS 222 General Physics Laboratory II 1 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
WATS 498A or ENVR 499A 2 cr
NRES 312 or NRES 412 3-4 cr
NRES 461/861 Soil Physics 3 cr
Science & Technology Course 3-4 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
WATS 498B or ENVR 499B 2 cr
WATS 484 1 cr
NRES 488/888 Groundwater Geology 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Free Elective 3-4 cr
Free Elective 3-4 cr
Total Credits 15

Water Law & Policy Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
MATH 106 Calculus I 5 cr
ENGL 150, 151, 254; JGEN 120, 200, 300 3 cr
BIOS 101/101L or LIFE 120/120L 4 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 153 Soil Resources 4 cr
COMM 101, 209, 210, 215 or 286, MRKT 257, NRES 260, TMFD 121 3 cr
PHYS 141 or PHYS 211 5 cr
AECN 141, ECON 200, ECON 211, or ECON 212 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I 4 cr
NRES 220 Principles of Ecology 3 cr
NRES 222 Ecology Laboratory 1 cr
WATS 281 Introduction to Water Science 3 cr
AECN 265 Resource and Environmental Economics I 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AECN 357 Natural Resource and Environmental Law 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
GEOL 100, GEOL 101, GEOL 106, or NRES 108 3-4 cr
STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
Communication/Interpersonal Skills 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
WATS 354 3 cr
AECN 456/856 Environmental Law 3 cr
NRES 208, METR 100, or NRES 408 3-4 cr
POLS 235 Public Policy: Concepts and Processes 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Policy Course 3 cr
Science & Technology Course 3-4 cr
NRES 453/853 Hydrology 3 cr
AECN 457/857 Water Law 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
WATS 498A or ENVR 499A 2 cr
NRES 312 or NRES 412 3-4 cr
Science & Technology Course 3-4 cr
CRPL 470/870 Environmental Planning and Policy 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
WATS 498B or ENVR 499B 2 cr
WATS 484 1 cr
SOCI 346 Environmental Sociology 3 cr
Free Elective 3-4 cr
Free Elective 3-4 cr
Total Credits 12

Water Quality Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
MATH 106 Calculus I 5 cr
ENGL 150, 151, 254; JGEN 120, 200, 300 3 cr
BIOS 101/101L or LIFE 120/120L 4 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 153 Soil Resources 4 cr
COMM 101, 209, 210, 215 or 286, MRKT 257, NRES 260, TMFD 121 3 cr
PHYS 141 or PHYS 211 5 cr
AECN 141, ECON 200, ECON 211, or ECON 212 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I 4 cr
NRES 220 Principles of Ecology 3 cr
NRES 222 Ecology Laboratory 1 cr
WATS 281 Introduction to Water Science 3 cr
NRES 208, METR 100, or NRES 408 3-4 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 110 General Chemistry II 4 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
GEOL 100, GEOL 101, GEOL 106, or NRES 108 3-4 cr
STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
Communication/Interpersonal Skills 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
WATS 354 3 cr
CHEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr
Policy Course 3 cr
Science & Technology Course 3-4 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Policy Course 3 cr
Science & Technology Course 3-4 cr
NRES 453/853 Hydrology 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
WATS 361 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
WATS 498A or ENVR 499A 2 cr
NRES 312 or NRES 412 3-4 cr
NRES 418 3 cr
Option Elective 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
WATS 498B or ENVR 499B 2 cr
WATS 484 1 cr
WATS 475 3 cr
Option Elective 3 cr
Free Elective 3-4 cr
Total Credits 12

Watershed Management Option 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
SCIL 101 Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World 3 cr
MATH 106 Calculus I 5 cr
ENGL 150, 151, 254; JGEN 120, 200, 300 3 cr
BIOS 101/101L or LIFE 120/120L 4 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AGRO 153 Soil Resources 4 cr
COMM 101, 209, 210, 215 or 286, MRKT 257, NRES 260, TMFD 121 3 cr
PHYS 141 or PHYS 211 5 cr
AECN 141, ECON 200, ECON 211, or ECON 212 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I 4 cr
NRES 220 Principles of Ecology 3 cr
NRES 222 Ecology Laboratory 1 cr
WATS 281 Introduction to Water Science 3 cr
NRES 208, METR 100, or NRES 408 3-4 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CHEM 110 General Chemistry II 4 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
GEOL 100, GEOL 101, GEOL 106, or NRES 108 3-4 cr
STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
Communication/Interpersonal Skills 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
WATS 354 3 cr
Policy Course 3 cr
AECN 357 Natural Resource and Environmental Law 3 cr
Science & Technology Course 3-4 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Policy Course 3 cr
Science & Technology Course 3-4 cr
NRES 453/853 Hydrology 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
WATS 361 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
WATS 498A or ENVR 499A 2 cr
NRES 312 or NRES 412 3-4 cr
NRES 488/888 Groundwater Geology 3 cr
WATS 452 3 cr
ACE 5, 7, 8, or 9 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
WATS 498B or ENVR 499B 2 cr
WATS 484 1 cr
WATS 459 4 cr
Free Elective 3-4 cr
Free Elective 3-4 cr
Total Credits 13
PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.

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