Issues surrounding water supply, water quality, and ecological water relationships are increasingly important as population growth continues and water uses multiply. The complexity of these issues, and competition among various water users, demands that students interested in pursuing careers in water gain a broad introduction to the issues while specializing within a particular discipline.

CSU has a rich history and offering of water-related degrees. Students can take advantage of the university’s expertise and broaden their backgrounds in order to prepare for employment or graduate-level work.

The Colorado Water Center offers the following educational opportunities:

Rivers must have been the guides which conducted the footsteps of the first travelers. They are the constant lure, when they flow by our doors, to distant enterprise and adventure. A quote from Henry David Thoreau
  • Advanced Soil Physics
  • Applied Advanced Water Resource Economics
  • Aquatic Insects
  • Crop & Soil Management Systems II
  • Economics of Outdoor Recreation
  • Environmental Fate of Pesticides
  • Environmental Soil Science Laboratory
  • Environmental Soil Sciences
  • Forest & Range Soils
  • Hydrus-1D Workshop
  • Internship Credits
  • Irrigation of Field Crops
  • Irrigation Principles
  • Landscape Grading & Drainage Studio
  • Landscape Irrigation
  • Landscape Irrigation
  • Landscape Irrigation & Water Conservation
  • Micrometeorology
  • Soil-Plant-Water Relations/Water Stress
  • Terrestrial Ecosystems Isotope Ecology
  • Water in the West
  • Water Law, Policy, & Institutions
  • Water Resource Economics
  • Comparative Environmental Politics
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Literature & Criticism
  • Environmental Policy & Administration
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Geography of Water Resources
  • International Environmental Politics
  • Political Theory & the Environment
  • Politics of Environment & Sustainability
  • Seminar in Environmental Policy
  • Sociology of Disaster
  • Sociology of Food Systems & Agriculture
  • Sociology of Water Resources
  • Sustainable Watersheds
  • Water, Society, & Environment
  • World Environmental History
  • Aquatic Vascular Plants
  • Limnology
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Ecology
  • Physiological Ecology of Marine Vertebrates
  • Stream Biology & Ecology
  • Stream Biology & Ecology Lab
  • Translocation in Plants
  • Tropical Ecology & Evolution
  • Ecosystem Ecology
  • Interdisciplinary Seminar in Ecology
  • Law & Sustainability
  • Sea Level Rise & a Sustainable Future
  • Water Resources Seminar
  • Water Sustainability in the Western US
  • Environmental Contaminant Modeling I
  • Environmental Contaminant Modeling II
  • Environmental Contaminants: Exposure & Fate
  • Environmental Health: Water & Food Safety
  • Advanced Biological Wastewater Processing
  • Advanced Biological Wastewater Processing
  • Advanced Topics in Environmental Engineering
  • Analysis of Urban Water Systems
  • Applied Hydraulic System Design
  • Aqueous Chemistry
  • Atmospheric Dynamics I
  • Basic Hydrology
  • Climate Dynamics: Ocean Variability
  • Coastal Engineering & Infrastructure
  • Computer-Aided Water Management & Control
  • Control of Floods & Droughts
  • Drainage & Wetlands Engineering
  • Engineering Hydrology
  • Environmental Engineering Concepts
  • Environmental River Mechanics
  • Environmental Unit Operations: Treatment Design
  • Erosion & Sedimentation
  • GIS in Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Global Carbon Cycle
  • Global Hydrologic Cycle
  • Groundwater Engineering
  • Groundwater Hydrology
  • Groundwater Quality & Contaminant Transport
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Hydraulic Structures/Systems
  • Hydrometry
  • Infrastructure & Utility Management
  • Integrated Analysis of Coupled Water Issues
  • Interactions of the Ocean & Atmosphere
  • Introduction to Climate
  • Irrigation Systems Design
  • Irrigation Water Management
  • Land/Atmosphere Interactions
  • Large Scale Hydrology
  • Methods for Sustainable Water Supply
  • Microclimate
  • Modeling Watershed Hydrology
  • Modern Gas & Oil
  • Morphodynamic Modeling
  • Nonpoint Source Pollution
  • Ocean Modeling
  • Open Channel Flow
  • Physical Hydrology
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Pipeline Engineering & Hydraulics
  • Quantitative Eco-Hydrology
  • Remediation Systems – Subsurface Contamination
  • Risk Analysis of Water/Environmental Systems
  • River Basin Morphology
  • River Mechanics
  • Seepage & Earth Dams
  • Soil and Water Engineering
  • Special Topics in Hydraulics
  • Sprinkler & Trickle Irrigation Systems
  • Statistics for Environmental Monitoring
  • Stochastic Water & Environmental Systems
  • Stream Rehabilitation Design
  • Surface Water-Groundwater Interactions
  • Sustainable Water & Waste Management
  • Sustainable Water & Waste Management
  • Urban Stormwater Management
  • Wastewater Treatment Facility Design
  • Water & Wastewater Analysis
  • Water Control & Measurement
  • Water Engineering: International Development
  • Water Quality Analysis & Treatment
  • Water Quality Analysis & Treatment
  • Water Quality Modeling
  • Water Resource Systems Analysis
  • Water Resources Planning & Management
  • Wells & Pumps
  • Advanced Snow Hydrology
  • Advanced Topics in Hydrogeology
  • Applied Geophysics  
  • Biology & Diversity of Fishes
  • Coastal Environmental Ecology
  • Coastal Environmental Oceanography
  • Conservation Methods: Watershed sciences
  • Conservation of Fish in Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Cumulative Effects & Watershed Analysis
  • Data Issues in Hydrology
  • Earth Systems Ecology
  • Ecosystem Services: Theory & Practice
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Environmental Issues: Water Resources
  • Eolian & Fluvial Transport Processes
  • Evapotranspiration
  • Fish Culture
  • Fish Physiology
  • Fisheries Ecology
  • Fishery Science
  • Fluvial Geomorphology
  • GIS Water Resource Applications
  • Groundwater Modeling
  • Hillslope Hydrology & Runoff Processes
  • Hydrogeology
  • Land Use & Water Quality
  • Land Use Hydrology
  • Modeling Watershed Hydrology
  • Natural Resource Inventory & Data Analysis
  • Oceanography
  • Off-Road Vehicle, River, & Winter Recreation
  • Riparian Ecology & Management
  • Seasonal Snow Environments
  • Seminar on Remote Sensing & GIS
  • Snow Hydrology
  • Snow Hydrology Field Methods
  • Special Uses Management
  • Sustainable Watersheds
  • Sustaining River Hydroecosystems for Aquatic & Riparian Biota
  • Travel Abroad: Marine Ecotourism – Bahamas
  • Water Law for Non-Lawyers
  • Water Quality for Wildland Managers
  • Water Quality Laboratory for Wildland Managers
  • Water Resource Development
  • Water Resource Development
  • Water-Based Recreation
  • Watershed Field Practicum
  • Watershed Management in Developing Countries
  • Watershed Measurements
  • Watershed Problem Analysis
  • Watershed Systems
  • Wetland Ecology & Restoration 
  • Wildlife Habitat Management on Private Land