Students earning a certificate in Water Quality Management will:
- Be knowledgeable in physical, chemical, and microbiological water quality standards, the impact of discharging organic substances and ammonia into surface and ground waters;
- Understand lake limnology and the principles of water and wastewater treatment;
- Be knowledgeable in the carbonate cycle in water and equilibrium chemistry; and
- Understand the principles of the movement and fate of chemicals and other contaminants in surface and groundwaters.
To obtain a certificate, students must complete the required courses with a 3.0 grade point average or better on a four-point scale. Upon completion of one or more certificates, the student may formally apply and enroll (pending acceptance) into the Master of Science programs in Civil Engineering or Environmental Science, and all courses completed toward the certificates will be applied towards the Master's degree.
Three of the following courses
- CIVL 601 Sustainable Water Quality and Resources 3 semester hours
- CIVL 605 Aquatic Chemistry 3 semester hours
- ENVS 607 Environmental Engineering and Science Lab 3 semester hours or
- CIVL 608 Contaminant Fate, Transport, and Remediation 3 semester hours
- B.S. or higher degree in any engineering discipline or consent of the program director
- A completed application form and $50 application fee
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- Personal Statement discussing how the program fits into your career development.