Fields of Graduate Instruction - Water Resources (Minor)

Water Resources (Minor Program)

Josh Heitman, Chair
Soil Science
3410A Williams Hall
NCSU Box 7619
Phone: 919.513.1593

The interdisciplinary, interdepartmental graduate minor in water resources is designed for students majoring in the many disciplines of natural resources, science, engineering, technology, and social sciences that are relevant to water resources. The minor exposes students to water resources courses and faculty members within and outside their major fields of study.

The graduate minor in water resources (WR) requires successful completion (“B-” or better in each individual WR course, GPA of 3.0 or better across all WR courses counted toward the minor) of at least 9 credits of WR courses chosen from the lists below. At least 3 of the 9 credits (for M.S. students) or 6 of the 9 credits (for Ph.D. students) must be from outside the student’s major department. For M.S. students (not Ph.D. students), up to 3 credits at the 400-level may be included if these credits are from outside the student’s major department. For students earning an M.S. before enrolling in a Ph.D. program, courses taken to satisfy a WR minor in the M.S. program can not be counted toward a WR minor in the subsequent Ph.D. program. However, WR courses taken during the M.S. program may count toward a WR minor in the subsequent Ph.D. program if the M.S. program did not include a WR minor.


Hydrological and Meteorological Aspects of Water Resources
BAE 502 Instrumentation for Hydrologic Applications
BAE 570 Soil Water Movement
BAE 576 Watershed Monitoring and Assessment
BAE 577 Introduction to the Total Maximum Daily Load Program
BAE 579 Stream Channel Assessment and Restoration
BAE 581 Open Channel Hydraulics for Natural Systems
BAE 583 Ecohydraulics and River Corridor Function
BAE 584 Introduction to Fluvial Geomorphology
BAE(SSC) 771 Theory of Drainage-Saturated Flow
CE 584 Hydraulics of Ground Water
CE 586 Engineering Hydrology
CE 607 Water Resource and Environmental Engineering Seminar
FOR(NR) 420/520 Watershed and Wetlands Hydrology
MEA 455 Micrometeorology
MEA 481 Principles of Geomorphology
MEA 485 Introduction to Hydrogeology
MEA 513 Radar Meteorology
MEA 585 Physical Hydrogeology
MEA 706 Meteorology of the Biosphere
MEA 715 Dynamics of Mesoscale Precipitation System
SSC 470/570 Wetland Soils
SSC 511 Soil Physics

Water Quality Aspects of Water Resources
BAE 473 Introduction to Surface/Water Quality Modeling
BAE(SSC) 573 Introduction to Surface Hydrologic/Water Quality Modeling
MEA 760 Biogeochemistry
MEA 763 Geochemistry
MEA 785 Chemical Hydrogeology
SSC 442 Soil and Environmental Biogeochemistry
SSC 521 Soil Chemistry
SSC 722 Advanced Soil Chemistry

Water Engineering and Management Aspects of Water Resources
BAE 471 Land Resources Environmental Engineering
BAE 472/572 Irrigation and Drainage
BAE 574 DRAINMOD: Theory and Application
BAE 575 Design of Structural Stormwater Best Management Practices
BAE 578 Agricultural Waste Management
BAE 580 Introduction to Land and Water Engineering
CE 484 Water Supply and Waste Water Systems
CE 571 Physical Principles of Environmental Engineering
CE 574 Chemical Principles of Environmental Engineering
CHE 575 Advances in Pollution Prevention: Environmental Management
CS(HS,SSC,TOX) 725 Pesticide Chemistry
CS(HS,SSC,TOX) 727 Pesticide Behavior and Fate in the Environment
NR 521 Wetland Assessment, Delineation, and Regulation
PCC 401 Manufacturing and its Impact on Safety, the Environment, and Society
SSC 562 Environmental Applications of Soil Science
WPS 725 Pollution Abatement in Forest Products Industries
WPS 750 Wastewater Treatment in the Paper Industry

Biological and Ecological Aspects of Water Resources
BIO 441 Biology of Fishes
BIO 442 Biology of Fishes Laboratory
FOR 595 Mountain Ecohydrology
FW(BIO) 420 Introduction to Fisheries Science
FW(ZO) 586 Aquaculture I
FW(ZO) 587 Aquaculture I Laboratory
MEA 756 Ecology of Fishes
PB(ZO) 760 Principles of Ecology
PB(MB) 774 Phycology
SSC 461 Soil Physical Properties and Plant Growth
ZO 519 Limnology

Legal, Institutional, and Economic Aspects of Water Resources
EC(ARE) 436 Environmental Economics
ECG 515 Environmental and Resource Policy
ET 460 Practice of Environmental Technology
LAR 430 Site Planning
LAR 512 Landscape Resource Management
NR 460 Renewable Natural Resource Management and Policy
NR 571 Current Issues in Natural Resource Policy
NR 484 Environmental Impact Assessment
PA 550 Environmental Policy