College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

Stream & Watershed Science (Graduate Certificate)

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William Ford

Director of Graduate Certificate

Assistant Professor

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

207 C.E. Barnhart Building

University of Kentucky, BAE

Lexington, KY 40546

Program website

(859) 218-4344

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The Stream and Watershed Science Graduate Certificate provides students with an understanding of the complex physical, biological and social systems involved in stream and watershed related issues. This certificate integrates many of the disciplines and professional areas of engineering, science, policy and management in the study of stream and watershed systems and the successful management of these systems.  Students completing the certificate program will have a better understanding of research findings from diverse specialties and the field application of these findings in the management of streams and watershed systems.

The certificate requires completion of 12 credit hours and consists of a foundation course (BAE 532/CE 542 Introduction to Stream Restoration) and three primary focus areas: Stream and Floodplain Engineering and Science, Water Quality, and Policy and Management.

 

Completing the Certificate

To complete the certificate, students must take the foundation course (BAE 532/CE 542 Introduction to Stream Restoration) and at least three credit hours from each of the three primary focus areas: engineering and science, water quality, and policy and management. At least six of the twelve credit hours must be from outside the student’s major area of study (graduate students only) or undergraduate degree discipline (post-baccalaureate only). Courses numbered 400G-499G count toward the certificate only for non-majors.
 

Engineering and Science

Courses in the engineering and science focus area are taught in the Departments of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geography, and Earth and Environmental Sciences. The approved courses for the certificate are:
  • BAE 536/CE 546 Fluvial Hydraulics
  • CE 642/BAE 642 Open Channel Flow
  • CE 643/BAE 643 Mechanics of Sediment Transport
  • GEO 451G Fluvial Forms and Processes
  • GEO 721 Biogeomorphology
  • GEO 731 Earth Surface Systems
  • EES 585 Hydrogeology

Water Quality

Courses in the water quality focus area are taught in the Departments of Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, and Plant and Soil Sciences. The approved courses for the certificate are:
  • CE 547/BAE 547 Watershed Sedimentation
  • CE 555 Microbial Aspects of Environmental Engineering
  • CE 653/BAE 653 Water Quality for Surface Waters
  • CHE 565 Environmental Chemistry
  • EES 530 Low Temperature Geochemistry
  • PLS 450G/NRE 450G Biogeochemistry
  • PLS 455G/NRE 455G Wetland Delineation
  • PLS 566 Soil Microbiology

Policy and Management

Courses in the policy and management focus area are taught in the Departments of Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Economics. The approved courses for the certificate are:
  • AEC 654 Natural Resources Economics
  • BAE 538/CE 568 GIS for Water Resources
  • CE 699 Environmental Management
  • ECO 721/PA 727 Environmental Economics, Regulation and Policy

Contact

William Ford

Director of Graduate Certificate

Assistant Professor

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

207 C.E. Barnhart Building

University of Kentucky, BAE

Lexington, KY 40546

(859) 218-4344