Water Resources Management Minor


Students in biology, environmental conservation studies, forestry, plant biology, wildlife and conservation biology, environmental engineering, environmental and resource economics, community and environmental planning, and related fields should consider a minor in water recources management. There is a strong demand among consulting firms, state and federal agencies, and not for profit organizations for persons with knowledge and experience relevant to water resource management.


The minor consists of 20 credits (totaling 5 courses) with grades of C- or better, and no pass/fail courses. No more than eight credits used to satisfy major requirements may be used for the minor.

Required Courses

NR 504

Freshwater Resources 4 Credits
NR 703 Watershed Water Quality Management 4 Credits
ESCI 705 Principles of Hydrology 4 Credits


Elective Courses 

    Choose from the list below for 8 additional credits

NR 658 Introduction to Geographic Inforamation Systems 4 Credits
NR 711 Wetland Ecology and Management 4 Credits
NR 716 Wetland Delineation 4 Credits
NR 719 Wetlands Restoration and Mitigation 3 Credits
NR 751 Aquatic Ecosystems 4 Credits
NR 760 Geographic Information Systems in Natural Recources 4 Credits
ESCI 710 Groundwater Hydrology 4 Credits
ZOOL 708 Stream Ecology 4 Credits
MEFB 717 Lake Ecology 4 Credits















Questions? Contact:

William H. McDowell, Ph.D.

James Hall, Room 170
Durham, NH 03824

Wendy F. Rose

Academic Department Program Manager
James Hall 114B
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-3933