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.

Program Notes and Scheduling Tips

  • All Forest Science students should change their campus location to University Park by the start of their sophomore year (third semester). It is extremely helpful to complete calculus, statistics, and chemistry requirements as early as possible.
  • STAT 200 and STAT 250 are acceptable alternatives to STAT 240.
  • 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 A. Manno with any scheduling questions (814-863-0362).