Duluth Courses

Below is a list of approved core courses on the Duluth campus. A course can fulfill only one core or elective requirement (no double counting). If you want to take a course for which you lack a prerequisite, consult with your advisor, the DGS, or the instructor to determine if you may register. The list is subject to change depending on availability of courses. 

More information about program and course requirements can be found on the Degree Requirements page and in the WRS student handbook.

If you are interested in pursuing a degree in our Limnology & Oceanography track, please see the Limnology & Oceanography Courses page.

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Core Courses

Course Number Hydrology Typically Offered
CE 4228 Watershed Engineering (3 crd) Annual (F)
GEOG 5446 Water Processes and Management (3 crd) Periodically (F)
GEOL 4201 Introduction to Watershed Hydrology (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
GEOL 5250 Hydrogeology (4 crd) Annual (F)
LIM 5101 Physical Limnology (3 crd) Odd Years (F)
Course Number Environmental Chemistry Typically Offered
CE 5241 Water Chemistry (3 crd) Annual (F)
CHEM 5150 Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry (3 crd) Periodically (Sp)
LIM 5102 Chemical Limnology (3 crd) Even Years (Sp)
Course Number Limnology Typically Offered
BIOL 5833 Stream Ecology (3 crd) Even Years (F)
BIOL 5861 Lake Ecology (3 crd) Annual (F)
LIM 5101 Physical Limnology (3 crd) Odd Years (F)
LIM 5102 Chemical Limnology (3 crd) Even Years (Sp)
LIM/GEOL 5103 Geological Paleolimnology (3 crd) Odd Years (Sp)
Course Number Water Resources Policy Typically Offered
WRS 5101 Water Policy (3 crd) Even (F)

Water Quality Electives

Course Number Water Quality Electives Typically Offered
BIOL 5801 Microbial Ecology (2 crd) Even Years (F)
BIOL 5833 Stream Ecology (3 crd) Odd Years (F)
BIOL 5861 Lake Ecology (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
BIOL 5868 Ecotoxicology (3 crd) Periodically
BIOL 5870 Wetland Ecology (3 crd) Odd Years (F)
CE 5216 Environmental Modeling (3 crd) Periodically (Sp)
CE 5233 Environmental Sampling/Analysis Periodically
CE 5237 Water Quality Engineering (3 crd) Periodically (F)
CE 5246 Environmental Remediation Technologies (3 crd) Odd Years (Sp)

Areas of Emphasis

Course Number Aquatic Biology Area of Emphasis Typically Offered
BIOL 4761 Ichthyology (3 crd) Periodically (Sp)
BIOL 5777 Plankton Biology (2 crd) Periodically
BIOL 5801 Microbial Ecology (2 crd) Even Years (F)
BIOL 5805 Fisheries Ecology (3 crd) Periodically (Sp)
BIOL 5833 Stream Ecology (3 crd) Odd Years (F)
BIOL 5861 Lake Ecology (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
BIOL 5870 Wetland Ecology (3 crd) Odd Years (F)
LIM 5010 Limnology 1 (3 crd) Annual (F)
LIM 5011 Limnology I Practice (2 crd) Annual (F)
LIM 5012 Limnology II (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
Lim 5013 Limnology II Practice (2 crd) Annual (Sp)
Course Number Environmental Chemistry Area of Emphasis Typically Offered
CE 5241 Water Chemistry (3 crd) Annual (F)
CHEM 5150 Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry (3 crd) Periodically (Sp)
LIM 5010 Limnology 1 (3 crd) Annual (F)
LIM 5011 Limnology I Practice (2 crd) Annual (F)
LIM 5012 Limnology II (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
LIM 5013 Limnology II Practice (2 crd) Annual (Sp)
LIM 5102 Chemical Limnology (3 crd) Odd Years (F)
Course Number Hydrology Area of Emphasis (Climatology) Typically Offered
GEOL 5220 Advances in Paleoclimatology (3 crd) Periodically (Sp)
Course Number Hydrology Area of Emphasis (Groundwater) Typically Offered
GEOL 5250 Environmental Hydrogeology (4 crd) Annual (F)
Course Number Hydrology Area of Emphasis (Surface Water) Typically Offered
CE 4213 Open Channel Hydraulics Annual (Sp)
CE 4228 Watershed Engineering Annual (F)
GEOG 5446 Water Processes and Management (3 crd) Periodically (F)
GEOL 4201 Introduction to Watershed Hydrology (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
GEOL 5210 Glacial and Quaternary Geology (4 crd) Even Years (F)
GEOL 5260 Fluvial Geomorphology (4 crd) Odd Years (F)
GEOL 5601 Introduction to Stream Restoration (3 crd) Even Years (F)
LIM 5010 Limnology 1 (3 crd) Annual (F)
LIM 5011 Limnology I Practice (2 crd) Annual (F)
LIM 5012 Limnology II (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
LIM 5013 Limnology II Practice (2 crd) Annual (Sp)
LIM 5101 Physical Limnology (3 crd) Odd Years (F)
PHYS 5541 Fluid Dynamics (3 crd) Even Years (F)
Course Number Limnology Area of Emphasis  Typically Offered
BIOL 5801 Microbial Ecology (2 crd) Even Years (F)
BIOL 5833 Stream Ecology (3 crd) Even Years (F)
BIOL 5861 Lake Ecology (3 crd) Annual (F)
BIOL 5863 Ecosystems Ecology (3 crd) Even Years (F)
BIOL 5870 Wetland Ecology (3 crd) Odd Years (F)
CHEM 5150 Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry (3 crd) Periodically (Sp)
LIM 5010 Limnology 1 (3 crd) Annual (F)
LIM 5011 Limnology I Practice (2 crd) Annual (F)
LIM 5012 Limnology II (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
LIM 5013 Limnology II Practice (2 crd) Annual (Sp)
LIM 5101 Physical Limnology (3 crd) Odd Years (F)
LIM 5102 Chemical Limnology (3 crd) Odd Years (Sp)
LIM/GEOL 5103 Geological Paleolimnology (3 crd) Even Years (Sp)
LIM 5104 Geochemical, Physical, and Biological Processes in Aquatic Sediments (2 crd) Odd Years (Sp)
LIM 5105 Research Frontiers & New Directions in Limn. & Environ. Sci. (1 crd) Periodically (Sp)
PHYS 5541 Fluid Dynamics (3 crd) Even Years (F)
Course Number Water Management Technology Area of Emphasis  Typically Offered
CE 4215 Hydraulic Design (3 crd) Annual (F)
CE 5246 Environmental Remediation Technologies (3 crd) Odd Years (Sp)
Course Number Water Policy Area of Emphasis Typically Offered
CE 5201 Water Policy (3 crd) Odd Years (F)
Course Number Water Quality Area of Emphasis Typically Offered
BIOL 5801 Microbial Ecology (2 crd) Even Years (F)
BIOL 5833 Stream Ecology (3 crd) Even Years (F)
BIOL 5861 Lake Ecology (3 crd) Annual (F)
BIOL 5868 Ecotoxicology (3 crd) Periodically
BIOL 5869 Great Lakes Ecology and Management (3 crd) Periodically
BIOL 5870 Wetland Ecology (3 crd) Odd Years (F)
LIM 5010 Limnology 1 (3 crd) Annual (F)
LIM 5011 Limnology I Practice (2 crd) Annual (F)
LIM 5012 Limnology II (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
LIM 5013 Limnology II Practice (2 crd) Annual (Sp)
Course Number Watershed Science and Management AoE Typically Offered
BIOL 5808 Landscape Ecology Periodically
BIOL 5870 Wetland Ecology (3 crd) Odd Years (F)
GEOL 4201 Introduction to Watershed Hydrology (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
GEOL 5601 Introduction to Stream Restoration (3 crd) Even Years (F)
GEOL 8602 Stream Restoration Practice (2 crd) Even Years (Sp)
WRS 5050 Topics Course: Watershed Specialist Training (2 crd) Every Semester

Course Information

For information on individual courses, see UMD's WRS page on the University Catalog.

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Page Last Updated: Dec. 6, 2016