(121 credit hours)
The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (BAS) in Water Resources Management (WRM) is designed to prepare graduates to work in positions in the emerging field of water conservation, resources, and/or policy-making. The Water Resources Management Baccalaureate program is for students who have already received an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science degree (A.S). in Environmental Science Technology and are interested in pursuing further education. The program meets all requirements set by the state and is fully accredited. Students will graduate with a strong knowledge base of management and political issues related to the field of water resources. This degree may lead to employment in a variety of fields that include water management districts, municipalities, corporations focused on water quality, and environmental agencies and corporations where water might be of primary concern. Water related jobs are considered some of the fastest growing positions of this decade.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will comprehend the hydrologic cycle and related major water quantity and quality challenges and their relevance to human health and well-being, ecosystems, and the food supply.
- Students will understand the role of hydrology, water resources management and the legal and economic frameworks associated with addressing these challenges.
- Students will apply the scientific method and critical thinking by creating conceptual models from which testable hypotheses or analyses in hydrology are developed, and apply those analyses towards informing decision and solutions to problems.
Students with an A.S. degree in Environmental Science Technology will transition into the WRM program already possessing foundational knowledge regarding water testing/water quality issues, but will need to complete additional general education requirements to attain the Bachelor’s degree. Students with an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree will need to complete additional coursework focused on foundational principles of water.
To be officially considered for admission into this program, a student must:
- Complete and submit to the FGC Office of Enrollment Services a Baccalaureate Admission Application along with all required, supporting documents. The Baccalaureate Application can be found at https://www.fgc.edu/discover/admissions/admissions-forms/.
- Have a grade of “C” or better in all general education courses.
In order to graduate with a B.A.S. degree in Water Resources Management, students must complete the following WRM program requirements in addition to the Bachelor of Applied Science Graduation Requirements :
- Fulfill the foreign language requirement by completing two credits of the same foreign language in high school or completion of a postsecondary course at the elementary 2 level (meaning the second course in a foreign language sequence) in one foreign language or American Sign Language (ASL), or passing scores on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) for the elementary 2 level course.
- Complete at least one core course from each of the general education subject areas of communication, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences. General Education core course options are identified in Rule 6A-14.0303, and in the college catalog.
- Successfully complete all courses required for the program with a “C” or better.
The courses required for the program are listed below.