Water Science and Management (Watershed and Aquatic/Riparian Wetlands) - Doctor of Philosophy
This degree is designed to give students a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of water science and hydrology and training in methods of research. The Ph.D. degree can be earned in about 33-35 credits of formal course work beyond the Masters Degree, plus 18 additional dissertation research credits, for a minimum total of 75 credits beyond the BS degree, as detailed below.
|AEEC 575||Economics of Water Resource Management and Policy||3|
|RGSC 518||Watershed Methods and Management||3|
|or SOIL 456||Irrigation and Drainage|
|C E 557||Water Resources Development||3|
|Select one from the following:||3-4|
|Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science (GIS)||4|
|GIS and Water Resources||3|
|Select one from the following: 1||3-4|
|Statistical Inference I||4|
|Spatial Analysis and Modelling||3|
|Seminar Credits OR Select one from the following: 2||2|
|Arid Land Water Resources||3|
|Water and Sustainable Economic Development||3|
|Research Design and History of Geographic Thought||3|
|Students must work with their committee to select 12 credits of elective courses that would meet the Watersheds and Aquatic/Riparian Wetlands concentration||12|
|Electives chosen in consultation with the student’s committee (enough to meet the required minimum of 75 credits)||28|
|WSAM 700||Doctoral Dissertation||18|
With the consent of the instructor and the approval of the student's advisor, C E 582 Statistical Hydrology or GEOG 585 Spatial Analysis and Modelling may be used as a substitute.
Seminar may be substituted by WSAM 605 Arid Land Water Resources, or WSAM 610 Water and Sustainable Economic Development, or GEOG 501 Research Design and History of Geographic Thought.
Students are expected to have a basic foundation in Geographic Information System (GIS) within a classroom, research experience, or professional experience. Students without this background are required to take an appropriate GIS class as advised by their advisor such as: GEOG 578 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science (GIS), or FWCE 535 Special Topics.