Twin Cities Courses

Below is a list of approved core courses on the Twin Cities 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
BBE 8513 Hydrologic Modeling of Small Watersheds (3 crd) Even Years (Sp)
CEGE 4501 Hydrologic Design (4 crd) Every Semester
ESCI 4702 General Hydrogeology (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
FNRM 5114 Hydrology and Watershed Management (3 crd) Annual (F)
FNRM 5153 Forest and Wetland Hydrology (3 crd) Odd Years (Sp)
Course Number Environmental Chemistry Typically Offered
CEGE 5541 Environmental Water Chemistry (3 crd) Annual (F)
ESCI 4401 Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry (3 crd) Periodically (Sp)
LAAS 5311 Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy (3 crd) Every Semester
PUBH 6190 Environmental Chemistry (3 crd) Annual (F)
Course Number Limnology Typically Offered
EEB 5601 Limnology (3 crd) Annual (F)
Course Number Water Policy Typically Offered
WRS 5101 Water Policy (3 crd) Annual (Sp)

Water Quality Electives

Course Number Water Quality Electives Typically Offered
BBE 4523/5523 Ecological Engineering Design (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
BBE 5513 Watershed Engineering (3 crd) Annual (F)
BBE 5523 Ecological Engineering Design (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
BBE 5535 Assessment and Diagnosis of Impaired Waters (3 crd) Annual (F)
BIOL 4121 Microbial Ecology and Applied Microbiology (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
CEGE 4502 Water and Wastewater Treatment (3 crd) Every Semester
CEGE 4562 Environmental Remediation Technology (3 crd) Periodically 
CEGE 5551 Environmental Microbiology (3 crd) Annual (F)
CEGE 8504 Theory of Unit Operations (4 crd) Periodically
CEGE 8505 Biological Processes (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
CEGE/ESCI 8511 Mechanics of Sediment Transport (3 crd) Annual (F)
CEGE 8542 Chemistry of Organic Pollutants in Environmental Systems (3 crd) Periodically
ENT 5081 Insects, Aquatic Habitats, and Pollution (3 crd) Annual (F)
ESCI 4401 Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry (3 crd) Periodically
ESCI 5713 Tracers and Karst Hydrogeology (3 crd) Periodically
ESPM 5111 Hydrology and Water Quality Field Methods (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
ESPM 5575 Wetlands (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
ESPM 5601 Principles of Waste Management (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
ESPM 5703 Agroforestry in Watershed Management (3 crd) Even Years (Sp)
FW 8459 Stream and River Ecology (3 crd) Even Years (F)
FW 8465 Fish Habitats and Restoration (3 crd) Odd Years (F)

Areas of Emphasis

Course Number Aquatic Biology Area of Emphasis Typically Offered
BIOL 4121 Microbial Ecology and Applied Microbiology (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
CEGE 5551 Environmental Microbiology (3 crd) Annual (F)
EEB 5601 Limnology (3 crd) Annual (F)
ENT 5081 Insects, Aquatic Habitats, and Pollution (3 crd) Annual (F)
ENT 5361 Aquatic Insects (4 crd) Annual (Sp)
ESPM 5575 Wetlands (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
FW 4136 Ichthyology (4 crd) Annual (F)
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)
HORT 5071 Ecological Restoration (4 crd) Annual (F)
Course Number Environmental Chemistry Area of Emphasis Typically Offered
CEGE 5541 Environmental Water Chemistry (3 crd) Annual (F)
CEGE 5542 Experimental Methods in Environmental Engineering (3 crd) Periodically
CEGE 8542 Chemistry of Organic Pollutants in Environmental Systems (3 crd) Periodically
ESCI 4401 Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry (3 crd) Periodically (Sp)
ESCI 4402 Biogeochemical Cycles in the Ocean (3 crd) Even Years (F)
ESPM 4216 Contaminant Hydrology (3 crd) Annual (F)
LAAS 5311 Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy (3 crd) Every Semester
PUBH 6190 Environmental Chemistry (3 crd) Annual (F)
Course Number Hydrology Area of Emphasis (Climatology) Typically Offered
ESPM 5402 Biometeorology (3 crd) Even Years (F)
GEOG 5426 Climatic Variations (3 crd) Periodically (F)
Course Number Hydrology Area of Emphasis (Groundwater) Typically Offered
CEGE 4351 Groundwater Mechanics (3 crd) Annual (F)
CEGE 4352 Groundwater Modeling (3 crd) Periodically (Sp)
ESCI 4702 General Hydrogeology (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
ESCI 5971 Field Hydrogeology (2 crd) Annual (Sum)
Course Number Hydrology Area of Emphasis (Surface Water) Typically Offered
BBE 5513 Watershed Engineering (3 crd) Annual (F)
BBE 8513 Hydrologic Modeling of Small Watersheds (3 crd) Even Years (Sp)
CEGE 4501 Hydrologic Design (4 crd) Every Semester
CEGE 8506 Stochastic Hydrology (4 crd) Periodically
CEGE 8507 Advanced Methods in Hydrology (4 crd) Periodically
CEGE 8572 Computational Environmental Fluid Dynamics (4 crd) Periodically (Sp)
ESCI/CEGE/EEB 8601 Introduction to Stream Restoration (3 crd) Annual (F)
ESCI/CEGE/EEB 8602 Stream Restoration Practice (2 crd) Annual (Sum/F)
ESPM 5111 Hydrology and Water Quality Field Methods (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
ESPM/SOIL 5555 Wetland Soils (3 crd) Annual (F)
FNRM 5114 Hydrology and Watershed Management (3 crd) Annual (F)
FNRM 5153 Forest Hydrology and Watershed Biogeochemistry Odd Years (Sp)
SOIL 5232 Vadose Zone Hydrology (3 crd) Annual (F)
Course Number Limnology Area of Emphasis Typically Offered
EEB 4611 Biogeochemical Processes (3 crd) Periodically (Sp)
EEB 5601 Limnology (3 crd) Annual (F)
ESCI 4402 Biogeochemical Cycles in the Ocean (3 crd) Even Years (F)
ESCI 5705 Limnogeology and Paleoenvironment (3 crd)- New Course 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)
Course Number Water Management Technology Area of Emphasis Typically Offered
BBE 4523/5523 Ecological Engineering Design (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
CEGE 4502 Water and Wastewater Treatment (3 crd) Every Semester
CEGE 4511 Hydraulic Structures (3 crd) Periodically 
CEGE 4512 Open Channel Hydraulics (4 crd) Periodically
CEGE 4562 Environmental Remediation Technology (3 crd) Periodically 
CEGE 8504 Theory of Unit Operations (4 crd) Periodically
CEGE 8505 Biological Processes (3 crd) Annual (Sp) 
CEGE/ESCI 8511 Mechanics of Sediment Transport (3 crd) Periodically
Course Number Water Policy Area of Emphasis Typically Offered
APEC 5651 Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
CONS 8004 Economic and Social Aspects of Conservation Biology (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
ESPM 5256 Natural Resource Law & the Management of Public Lands & Waters (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
Course Number Water Quality Area of Emphasis Typically Offered
BBE 5535 Assessment and Diagnosis of Impaired Waters (3 crd) Annual (F)
CEGE 4502 Water and Wastewater Treatment (3 crd) Every Semester
CEGE 8542 Chemistry of Organic Pollutants in Environmental Systems (3 crd) Periodically
ENT 5081 Insects, Aquatic Habitats, and Pollution (3 crd) Annual (F)
ESPM 5061 Water Quality and Natural Resources (3 crd) Every Semester
ESPM 5111 Hydrology and Water Quality Field Methods (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
ESPM 5575 Wetlands (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
Course Number Watershed Science and Management AoE Typically Offered
BBE 5513 Watershed Engineering (3 crd) Annual (F)
BBE 8513 Hydrologic Modeling of Small Watersheds (3 crd) Even Years (Sp)
CEGE 4501 Hydrologic Design (4 crd) Every Semester
ESCI/CEGE/EEB 8601 Introduction to Stream Restoration (3 crd) Annual (F)
ESCI/CEGE/EEB 8602 Stream Restoration Practice (2 crd) Annual (Sum/F)
ESPM 5111 Hydrology and Water Quality Field Methods (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
ESPM 5575 Wetlands (3 crd) Annual (Sp)
ESPM 5703 Agroforestry in Watershed Management (3 crd) Even Years (Sp)
ESPM/SOIL 5555 Wetland Soils (3 crd) Annual (F)
FNRM 5114 Hydrology and Watershed Management (3 crd) Annual (F)
FNRM 5153 Forest Hydrology and Watershed Biogeochemistry Odd Years (Sp)
HORT 5071 Ecological Restoration (4 crd) Annual (F)
WRS 5050 Topics Course: Watershed Specialist Training (2 crd) Periodically

Course Information

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

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Page Last Updated: Dec. 13, 2016