Dec 15, 2018  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog

Natural Resources and Environmental Science: Water Quality Concentration, BS


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About the Program

Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES) is an interdisciplinary program that combines classes in the biophysical sciences with classes in environmental policy to develop graduates who are well-equipped to deal with the environmental challenges of the 21st century.  Students can choose from one of five concentration areas: air quality, environmental policy and analysis, land resources, water quality, or emerging environmental challenges.   NRES graduates work in an exciting variety of environmentally related careers in the public and private sector, including state and federal agencies, consulting firms and non-profits.

Students in the Water Quality Concentration choose 19-21 credit hours of course work in hydrology, water quality and aquatic ecosystems.

Natural Resources and Environmental Science Website

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (106-107 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (96-97 credits)


Electives (13-14 credits)


College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements


  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
  • 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
  • 9 credits International Understanding
  • 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
  • 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


13-14 Credits


17 Credits


17 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Water Quality Concentration Selectives - Credit Hours: 6.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 3.00-4.00

12-13 Credits


Notes


2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. 

For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Disclaimer


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