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majors_minors: Natural Resources and Environmental Science: Water Quality

Title

Natural Resources and Environmental Science: Water Quality

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science

Minor Code

 

Advisor's Name

John Graveel

Advisor's Phone

(765) 494-8060

Advisor's Email

jgraveel@purdue.edu

Information

The Water Quality concentration in the Natural Resources and Environmental Science program is designed for students interested in the ecology and other environmental aspects of water. Areas of emphasis include hydrology, freshwater ecology, and aquatic botany. NRES graduates with this option find employment in water conservation, ecological restoration, habitat assessment, and monitoring water quality. Potential employers unclude the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service, and environmental consulting firms.

Credit Hours

131

Description

Freshman Year

First Semester

(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University)
(0.5) AGR 12200 (Introduction to Natural Resources and Environmental Science Academic Programs)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
(3) MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I)
(3) NRES 29000 (Introduction to Environmental Science)
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 17
 
Second Semester
(3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) MA 22400 (Introductory Analysis II)
(4) Biological sciences selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 16

Sophomore Year

Third Semester

(4) CHM 25700 (Organic Chemistry)
(3) NRES 25500 (Soil Science)
(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods)
(4) Biological sciences selective
(3) Economics selective
Total Credits: 17
 
Fourth Semester
(3) AGRY 33500 (Weather and Climate) or (3) NRES 23000 (Survey of Meteorology)
(1) NRES 20000 (Introduction to Environmental Careers)
(3) NRES 28000 (Hazardous Waste Handling)
(3) POL 22300 (Introduction to Environmental Policy)
(2) Environmental biology or plant ecology selective
(3) Social science selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 18

Junior Year

Fifth Semester

(3) FNR 20100 (Marine Biology)
(6) Biochemistry, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, or statistics selectives
(3) Humanities selective
(6) Water quality concentration selectives
Total Credits: 18
 
Sixth Semester
(3) AGEC 40600 (Natural Resource and Environmental Economics)
(3) AGRY 33700 (Environmental Hydrology)
(3) FNR 21000 (Natural Resource Information Management)
(3) Environmental biology or plant ecology selective
(3) Humanities selective
Total Credits: 15

Senior Year

Seventh Semester

(3) Biochemistry, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, or statistics selective
(3) Social science selective
(3) Water quality concentration selective
(3) Written or oral communication selective
(3) Elective
Total Credits: 15
 
Eighth Semester
(3) CE 35500 (Engineering Environmental Sustainability)
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)​
(3) Water quality concentration selectives
(6) Electives
Total Credits: 15

Additional Information

 

Department

NRES

ParentMajor

Natural Resources and Environmental Science

DegreeType

Concentration

Archived

No

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Created at 9/26/2011 3:03 PM by Wilson, Kenneth N
Last modified at 2/5/2013 11:27 AM by Goecker, Allan D