The Watershed Systems Concentration
at CSUMB includes field experience measuring and analyzing watersheds.
Skillsets include regional geologic interpretation, surface
water hydrology, sediment transport analysis, basic and advanced
surveying techniques applied to stream, hillslope, and coastline
monitoring. The skills can be applied to a number of resource
areas, including physical and hydrologic watershed assessments. Courses sometimes use wireless technology to create unique outdoor classroom experiences where digital pictures, rasters, and data can be created, manipulated, and shared from a battery powered wireless hub.
Students receive training in Ecology, Statistics, Economics, Water Law, Restoration, Monitoring, Assessment, Remote Sensing, and GIS/GPS
technology. Students hone those skills in classwork, self-designed course
projects, and a capstone thesis project that integrates and culminates the undergraduate experience.
Follow this link to see the coursework
leading to a B.S. in Environmental Science Technology & Policy, with
Systems Concentration. Students researching hydrologic and
physical processes of watershed systems have access to resources
in the Watershed Geology Lab.
Graduates of the watershed concentration
have a wide range of post-baccalaureate experiences, including
working with consulting firms and resource agencies, and attending
graduate school. At least three resources can provide information on recent post-baccalaureate student experiences.
Past Watershed Geology Lab Students
Seafloor Mapping Lab
SEP Alumni page
page last updated (10/22/13)