Watershed Management Option

This option focuses on water resources and the integrated management of natural resources with emphasis on water. Graduates qualify for federal employment as hydrologists and for water‐related careers in municipal watershed management, state and local government, and environmental/engineering consulting. The Watershed Management Option is not accredited by the Society of American Foresters.

For prospective students and those enrolled since Summer 2018:

For students enrolled prior to Summer 2018:

Program Notes and Scheduling Tips

  • All Forest Ecosystem Management students should change their campus location to University Park by the start of their sophomore year (third semester). It is extremely helpful to complete math, statistics, and chemistry requirements as early as possible.
  • When a required course has both a lecture and practicum portion, such as PHYS 250 and PHYS 250P, students are required to take both portions.
  • Acceptable selections for Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, United States and International Cultures, Health Sciences and Physical Education, and First-Year Seminar are posted at
  • United States and international cultures requirements may double-count with a GS, GA, or GH requirement.

Please contact Ms. Ellen Rom with any scheduling questions (814-863-0362).