Water creates paths down mountains, through creek beds, and under the ground. How do pollutants, pharmaceuticals, and pesticides end up in our water supply? Learn about natural processes and human activity that both play a role.

Why study watershed science at Sewanee?

The watershed science certificate is designed to give you a better understanding of the interactions among the physical, chemical, and biological factors that affect our watersheds and wetlands. In addition to hydrology, you’ll take watershed science courses as well as courses in disciplines like biology, forestry, geology, and environmental studies.

You’ll complete the certificate with the watershed science capstone course, a multidisciplinary, project-oriented course in which students address issues related to topic areas like the interaction of biological processes and watershed function, chemical processes in streams and watersheds and the relationship between forested landscapes and hydrologic systems.

A Sampling of Courses

Watershed Science

Programs of Study & Related Programs

Requirements for the Certificate in Watershed Science 

Requirements for the Major in Environment & Sustainability

Requirements for the Minor in Archaeology | Website

Requirements for the Major in Environmental Arts & Humanities | Website

Requirements for the Minor in Environmental Studies | Website

Requirements for the Major & Minor in ForestryWebsite

Requirements for the Major & Minor in GeologyWebsite

Requirements for the Major in Natural Resources & the EnvironmentWebsite

Requirements for the Minor in Religion & Environment | Website




Snowden Hall 220, Ext. 3396

C. Ken Smith
Professor and Assistant Dean of the Environment 


Snowden Hall 209, Ext. 3219

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