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Undergraduate Minor

There are two undergraduate minors available to students interested in water resources: the Blue Planet Pathways minor and the Watershed Management minor!

Blue Planet Pathways Minor

The Blue Planet Pathways minor allows students from a variety of backgrounds to study water science and water in society. Pathways Minors are thematic, cross-disciplinary programs that allow students to examine important topics from a variety of perspectives while completing general education requirements along the way.  To learn more, visit the Blue Planet webpage, or contact Melissa Cumbia at

Watershed Management Minor

The Watershed Management minor integrates existing programs and courses from five colleges and 10 departments at Virginia Tech to provide an interdisciplinary and substantive understanding of watershed science, policy, and decision-making. To learn more, visit the Undergraduate Minor in Watershed Management webpage, or contact Kevin McGuire at