Water — and its relationship with humans — is extremely complex; however, it is a necessary component of life as we know it. Students selecting the Water Resources concentration will gain specialized knowledge and skills pertaining to the physical, ecological, and social aspects of the world’s water resources and learn how society can better manage this precious resource.

Career Paths

Students pursuing this concentration may seek employment as

  • Watershed scientists
  • Hydrologic technicians
  • Soil and water conservationists
  • Stormwater and erosion control specialists
  • Marine scientists

Students will also be prepared to continue their education in graduate school in a water-related field of study

What You'll Study


Join a team of curious, committed faculty and learn about the interaction of human and environmental systems. Our innovative curriculum emphasizes foundational knowledge in natural and social sciences, practical skill development and critical thinking.

Water Resources

Students in the water resources concentration will explore the physical processes that control the movement of water above and below the surface of the Earth, in the atmosphere, and within the oceans, as well as investigate the organisms living within those waters.

Students will also dive into the complex relationship between humans and water, investigating how water has shaped society and how human decisions have affected water systems around the world.


The Water Resources concentration hosts a variety of courses that explore how water is involved in the processes that shape our world as well as how humans interact with those processes.