Graduates of this program may go on to work as scientists and managers for natural resource agencies, professionals with consulting and nonprofit environmental firms, or university teachers and researchers. Current students please visit the Watershed Science Department homepage for current news and information or the Watershed Science department's Undergraduate Program homepage for additional information.
In place of Watershed Sciences capstone courses, students are able to prepare a written thesis under the supervision of a faculty advisor. This option is advisable for students who wish to pursue research-intensive careers in Watershed Sciences. Please contact faculty directly to begin this process.
|Junior (1st semester)||
|Junior (2nd semester)|
|Upon approval of proposal||
Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner-in-Training (CERPIT)
The Management and Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems Major is aligned with Society for Ecological Restoration’s Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner-in-Training (CERPIT) program.
- Offered by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), the CERPIT program is an optional professional accreditation for MRAE students.
- Demonstrates to potential employers, clients, and collaborators that new graduates who have educational experience (but not necessarily full-time work experience) have obtained the necessary educational background to work in the field of ecological restoration.
- Participants receive a variety of professional and networking benefits, including a personalized listing in SER’s CERP Directory, access to a global community of certified practitioners, and more.
- Find out more.