Limnology & Oceanography Courses

Below is a list of approved Limnology and Oceanography track courses for both the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. 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. All courses shown as scheduled for a future term are subject to change. 

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 an M.S. or Ph.D. in Water Resources Science WITHOUT the Limnology and Oceanography track specialty, please visit either the Twin Cities Courses or Duluth Courses pages to view our general curriculum.

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Twin Cities Campus

Core Courses

Course Number Hydrology Typically Offered
BBE 8513 Hydrologic Modeling of Small Watersheds (3 crd) Odd Years (Sp)
FNRM 5114 Hydrology and Watershed Management (3 crd) Annual (F)
Course Number Environmental Chemistry Typically Offered
CEGE 5541 Environmental Water Chemistry (3 crd) Annual (F)
ESCI 4401 Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry (3 crd) Odd Years (Sp)
LAAS 5311 Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy (3 crd) Annual (F)
PUBH 6190 Environmental Chemistry (3 crd) Annual (F)
Course Number Limnology Typically Offered
EEB 5601 Limnology (3 crd) Annual (F)
Course Number Water Resources Policy Typically Offered
WRS 5101 Water Policy (3 crd)- TC Campus and Duluth via ITV Annual (Sp)

Water Quality Electives

Course Number Water Quality Electives Typically Offered
BBE 5535 Assessment and Diagnosis of Impaired Waters (3 crd) Annual (F)
BIOL 4121 Microbial Ecology and Applied Microbiology (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
CEGE 8505 Biological Processes (3 crd) Periodically 
CEGE/ESCI 8511 Mechanics of Sediment Transport (3 crd) Periodically
EEB 5605 Limnology Laboratory (2 crd)  Periodically (F)
ENT 5081 Insects, Aquatic Habitats, and Pollution (3 crd) Annual (F)
ESCI 4401 Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry (3 crd) Odd Years (Sp)
ESPM 5601 Principles of Waste Management (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
ESPM 5575 Wetlands (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
FW 8459 Stream and River Ecology (3 crd) Even Years (F)
FW 8465 Fish Habitats and Restoration (3 crd) Odd Years (F)

Limnology Area of Emphasis

Course Number Limnology Area of Emphasis Typically Offered
EEB 4611 Biogeochemical Processes (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
EEB 5601 Limnology (3 crd) Annual (F)
EEB 5605 Limnology Laboratory (2 crd) Periodically (F)
ESCI 4402 Biogeochemical Cycles in the Ocean (3 crd) Even Years (F)
ESCI 5705 Limnogeology and Paleoenvironment (3 crd) Periodically
FW 5604W Fisheries Ecology and Management (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
FW 8459 Stream and River Ecology (3 crd) Even Years (F)
FW 8465 Fish Habitats and Restoration (3 crd) Odd Years (F)
PUBH 6190 Environmental Chemistry (3 crd) Annual (F)

Duluth Campus

Core Courses

Course Number Hydrology Typically Offered
LIM 5101 Physical Limnology (3 crd) Odd Years (F)
Course Number Environmental Chemistry Typically Offered
GEOL 4710 Aqueous Geochemistry/ Chemical Hydrogeology (4 crd) Annual (F)
LIM 5102 Chemical Limnology (3 crd) Odd Years (F)
Course Number Limnology Typically Offered
BIOL 5833 Stream Ecology (3 crd) Even Years (F)
BIOL 5861 Lake Ecology (3 crd) Annual (F)
Course Number Water Resources Policy Typically Offered
WRS 5101 Water Policy (3 crd)- TC Campus and Duluth via ITV Annual (Sp)

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) Even Years (F)
BIOL 5861 Lake Ecology (3 crd) Annual (F)
BIOL 5868 Ecotoxicology (3 crd) Periodically
BIOL 5870 Wetland Ecology (3 crd) Odd Years (F)
GEOL 4710 Aqueous Geochemistry/ Chemical Hydrogeology (4 crd) Annual (F)
LIM 5004 Field Limnology (2 crd) Periodically

Limnology Area of Emphasis

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)
LIM 5004 Field Limnology (2 crd) Periodically
LIM 5101 Physical Limnology (3 crd) Odd Years (F)
LIM 5102 Chemical Limnology (3 crd) Odd Years (F)
LIM 5103 Geological Limnology (3 crd) Even Years (F)
LIM 5104 Geochemical, Physical, and Biological Processes in Aquatic Sediments (2 crd) Odd Years (Sp)
LIM 5105 Research Frontiers & New Directions in Limn. & Envirn. Sci. (1 crd) Periodically (Sp)