Water-related courses at OSU are taught in many different departments and students are encouraged to participate in classes outside of their home program.

The best way to learn about course offerings is to look at the core curriculum for the Water Resources Graduate Program or to search the OSU Online Catalog and Schedule of Classes.

We have also put together a list of courses taught by term for each degree program: WRS, WRE, WRPMMaster list of Water Classes across campus.

The links below run prepared searches of the course catalog that highlight the water-related course offerings at OSU. A couple of things to note when using these searches:

  • The links run a database search and will be a little slow!
  • There are usually a few special topics courses each term - these may be listed in the catalog only as "seminar" or "special topics". Faculty often advertise their special topics courses over the WRGP email distribution lists the term before it starts.
  • Course numbers correspond to level: 100-300 = undergraduate level courses; 400-500 = upper level undergraduate and graduate level courses; and 500-600 = graduate students only.

OSU Online Catalog Searches:

  • Full catalog search - enter your own search terms
  • Comprehensive water-related courses search -
    • Searches for all courses with any of the following words - "water, aqua, stream, river, hydro, fluid"
    • A few irrelevant courses (e.g. scuba, printmaking and brewing) will sneak in here!
  • Water-related courses by program - These searches use the search terms above but limit the search to the particular department or program.
    • Applied Economics (AEC)
    • Atmospheric Science (ATS)
    • Biological and Ecological Engineering (BEE)
    • Botany (BOT)
    • Chemistry (CH)
    • Civil Engineering (CE)

      (search also returns some traffic courses that have the word "flow" in them)

    • Crop and Soil Science (CSS)
    • Environmental Engineering (ENVE)
    • Fisheries and Wildlife (FW)

      (search also returns a few aquaculture classes)

    • Forest Engineering (FE)
    • Forest Resources (FOR)
    • Forest Science (FS)
    • Geosciences (GEO)
    • Marine Resource Management (MRM)
    • Mechanical Engineering (ME)

      (search also returns a few combustion and gas classes)

    • Oceanography (OC)

      (search also returns a few petrology classes)

    • Public Health (H)
    • Rangeland Ecology and Management (RNG)
    • Toxicology (TOX)
    • Water Resources Engineering (WRE)
    • Water Resources Policy and Management (WRP)
    • Water Resources Science (WRS)
Public - accessible to all site users