There are two undergraduate minors available to students interested in water resources: the Watershed Management minor and the Blue Planet Pathways minor.
Blue Planet Pathways Minor
The Blue Planet Pathways minor allows students from a variety of backgrounds to study water science and water in society. Pathways Minors are thematic, cross-disciplinary programs that allow students to examine important topics from a variety of perspectives while completing general education requirements along the way. To learn more, visit the Blue Planet webpage, or contact Melissa Cumbia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Watershed Management Minor
The Watershed Management Undergraduate Minor at Virginia Tech integrates existing programs and courses from five colleges and 10 departments at Virginia Tech to provide an interdisciplinary and substantive understanding of watershed science, policy, and decision-making. A committee comprised of faculty members from participating colleges and the Water Center provide oversight to the program. The Water Center serves as the program host, coordinates committee meetings and facilitates program publicity and program tracking and evaluation.
- More information about the watershed management minor can be found here.
- For questions about the minor, please email Dr. Kevin McGuire at email@example.com or call (540) 231-6017.
Participating Colleges and Departments
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics
- Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences
- Department of Entomology
- College of Architecture & Urban Studies
- Department of Landscape Architecture
- Department of Urban Affairs and Planning
- College of Engineering
- Department of Biological Systems Engineering
- Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- College of Natural Resources and Environment
- Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
- Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
- Department of Geography
- College of Science
- Department of Biology
- Department of Geosciences