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Explore the water resources certificate at UW-Eau Claire

Explore the origin, nature, distribution, movement, exploitation and conservation of surface and subsurface waters, as well as the problems associated with the development of water resources in Wisconsin and the U.S., with a water resources certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. 

Administered by the geology department, the water resources certificate is intended for students who plan to enroll in a master’s degree program in water resource management, students interested in careers in environmental policy or environmental law, or any STEM or geography majors interested in broadening their understanding of water-related topics. 

A portion of the water resources certificate is made up of courses chosen by you, allowing you to focus on the aspects of water resources that are most relevant to your chosen career path. Study topics like hydrogeology, wastewater, climatology, ecology, environmental ethics, global environmental change or whatever else interests you. 

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Water resources certificate highlights

Countless learning opportunities. While pursuing your certificate in water resources, you'll have access to endless learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Join the Geology Club, participate in a student-faculty research project or gain firsthand experience using high-tech instrumentation in our academic facilities or local parks. 

Personalized, diverse studies. The water resources certificate is made up of courses — many chosen by you — from a wide range of disciplines, including environmental studies, geography, geology, biology, chemistry, environmental public health, economics and philosophy. This flexibility allows you to tailor your certificate and focus on your specific interests. It also allows you to learn about a variety of subjects from an array of faculty members, each with different backgrounds and areas of expertise. 

Classes for the water resources certificate may include:

Learn more about the water resources certificate in the UWEC course catalog

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