CSU Water Center

Sustainable Water Interdisciplinary Minor (SWIM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The CSU Water Center, in partnership with the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, is proud to offer the Sustainable Water Interdisciplinary Minor (SWIM). The SWIM offers undergraduate students, regardless of their major, an opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge of the many dimensions of water management. By taking advantage of the outstanding water expertise available at CSU, students can better prepare themselves for careers in water management or graduate study in a water-related area.

SWIM students will complete 21 credits in core and elective courses that are particularly relevant to today's water manager. Completion of the program is certified on the student's academic record.

REQUIRED CORE - Students must take the following three courses:

  • AREC/ECON 240 - Issues in Environmental Economics
  • AREC 342 - Water Law, Policy, and Institutions
  • GR/WR 304 - Sustainable Watersheds

FOUNDATIONS OF WATER - Students will take a minimum of 6 credits in the following groups:*

  • BIOLOGY
  • CHEMISTRY
  • GEOGRAPHY
  • ECOLOGY
  • GEOLOGY
  • PHYSICS

CONTEXT OF WATER - Students will select a minimum of 6 credits from the following categories:*

  • SOCIOLOGICAL-ECONOMIC CONTEXT
  • ECOLOGICAL-BIOLOGICAL CONTEXT
  • PHYSICAL CONTEXT

*Click here to download the minor checksheet and complete course list.

*Click here to download the SWIM courses offered in Fall 2017.

For more information, please contact Julie Kallenberger, Water Education and Outreach Specialist and SWIM Advisor at julie.kallenberger@colostate.edu.