Water Resources Minor

Degree: Minor

Study the diversity and sustainability of the earth's natural resources through a minor in Water Resources.

Why Study This Program?

Study the diverse uses of water in a modern society and the best practices for maintaining that resource through the Water Resources minor. This 18- to 21-credit course of study provides students with an environmental perspective on water resource issues including remediation techniques and solutions, chemical analysis techniques, and the use of aquatic organisms to monitor contamination and recovery.

This minor, one of five multidisciplinary minors offered through Millersville University's Center for Environmental Sciences, allows environmentally conscious students to complement their chosen majors in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. Your major will serve as an important academic foundation upon which this minor will build expertise in a specific environmental area. As environmental problems are increasingly addressed by multidisciplinary teams, a minor in Water Resources prepares students to influence positive environmental chance in those multidisciplinary settings. 

What Will You Learn?

Students who choose to minor in Water Resources will explore the topic through the diverse lenses of the geography, environmental, biology, chemistry and earth sciences fields. Required coursework includes Environmental Statistics & Risk Assessment, Environmental Clinic and Water Resource Management. Your study will conclude with elective options such as Principles of Ecology, Aquatic Biology, Chesapeake Bay System, Environmental Chemistry, Hydrology and Groundwater Geology.