Watershed Science (WSCP)
Ph.D Renewable Natural Resources
Doctoral students pursuing an RNR degree with the area of concentration in Watershed Science should develop a program of study listing the courses to be taken for the degree in consultation with the major advisor and the advisory committee. A minimum of 34 hours of formal graduate coursework plus 9 hours of dissertation research (RNR 9000) is required. Up to 24 hours of credits transferred from accredited institutions may be applied to the degree program. A Doctoral Program of Study Form is to be completed and submitted to the Graduate School during the first semester following students’ admission to the Ph.D. program. (*This is a pending course.)
Doctoral students must successfully complete a general examination in order to continue in the program. The exam is the test of currency of knowledge for the Doctoral Program of Study and is therefore a personalized examination to be given at a time appropriate for individual students.
The Watershed Science AOC will require a minimum of 15 hours of coursework in addition to the general 9-hour requirement for all Ph.D. students in the School. This AOC requires RNR 4900 - Watershed Hydrology (3 hrs), or demonstration to the student’s graduate committee of proficiency in watershed hydrology from previous coursework and experience, as part of the required 15 hours.
The remaining 12 hours will be determined by each student’s committee and will be dependent on the needs of the student and the committee-approved dissertation project. Depending on prior coursework and experience, additional courses will be required to satisfy the 34-hour course requirement for the M.S. degree. The 34-hour total may include no more than 6 hours of RNR 7029 (Advanced Topics in Renewable Natural Resources). Additional courses required for each student’s program of study will be determined by the graduate committee. These courses will typically be selected from the list below, but may include other courses with committee approval.
|RNR 4151||Hydrology of Natural Landscapes|
|RNR 7073||3||Current Issues in Hydrology and Water Resources|
|RNR 7151||Watershed Hydrology and Floodplain Analysis|
|RNR 7061||Water Quality Management and Policy|
|AGRO 4055||4||Chemical Properties of Soils|
|AGRO 4077||3||Environmental Soil Physics|
|AGRO 7057||Advanced Soil Physics|
|CE 7280||3||Modeling in Physical Hydrology|
|CHE 4263||3||Environmental Chemodynamics|
|ENVS 7050||3||Spatial Modeling of Environmental Data|
|EVEG 4135||Water Quality Analysis for Natural Systems|
|GEOG 4045||3||Environmental Remote Sensing|
|GEOL 4182||3||Physical Hydrogeology|
|GEOL 7032||Fluvial Processes and Systems|
|GEOL 7081||3||Isotope Geochemistry|
|OCS 4128||3||Wetland Hydrology and Hydrodynamics|
|OCS 7132||3||Coastal Physical/Chemical Systems: Analytical Methods|
|OCS 7165||3||Biogeochemistry of Wetland Soils and Sediments|