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Water and Wastewater Operations, Certificate of Completion

Requirements

Total Program Credits: 31

Discipline Core Requirements: 22 Credits
  ENVT 1200 Environmental Worker Safety 3
  ENVT 1210 Introduction to Water Reclamation  (3.0)
or ENVT 1360 Introduction to Water Treatment 3
  ENVT 1300 Environmental Lab and Sampling 3
  ENVT 3280 Environmental Law 3
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts  
  IM 2010 Business Computer Proficiency 3
or Business Computer Proficiency Exam
  MAT 1010 Intermediate Algebra 4
Elective Requirements: 9 Credits
Must take three of the following courses 9
  ENVT 1270 Environmental Microbiology  (3.0)
  ENVT 1510 Hazardous Materials Emergency Response  (3.0)
  ENVT 3320 Hydraulics of Water  (3.0)
  ENVT 3330 Water Resources Management  (3.0)
  ENVT 3630 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  (4.0)
  ENVT 3790 Hydrology I  (4.0) 

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 31 credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  3. Residency hours -- Minimum of 10 credits required through course attendance at UVU.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
MAT 1010 Intermediate Algebra 4
ENVT 1200 Environmental Worker Safety 3
ENVT 1210 or
ENVT 1360
Introduction to Water Reclamation or
Introduction to Water Treatment
3
  Semester total: 13
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENVT 1300 Environmental Lab and Sampling 3
ENVT 3280 Environmental Law 3
Certificate Elective See Advisor for Certificate Electives 3
IM 2010* Business Computer Proficiency 3
  Semester total: 12
Note: *Pre-requisites are required to be taken. Please see the advisor.   
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Certificate Elective* See Advisor for Certificate Electives* 6
  Semester total: 6
  Degree total: 31

Department

Name:

Earth Science

Location:

PS 207

Telephone:

801-863-6294

Email:

Nathan.Toke@uvu.edu

Web Address:

www.uvu.edu/earthscience/

Chair:

Nathan Toke

 
 

Mission Statement

The Department of Earth Science’s mission is to provide students with a dynamic educational experience that will prepare them for rewarding lives and careers in a large variety of professions in private industry, governmental agencies at all levels, non-governmental organizations, and education. Our department strives to create an inviting and safe learning environment for students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of educational goals. We offer four bachelor’s degree programs (B.S. in Earth Science Education, B.S. in Environmental Science and Management, B.S. in Geography, and B.S. in Geology), an associate’s degree (A.S. in Physical Science), and two certificate programs (a certificate of proficiency in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and a certificate of completion in Water and Wastewater Operations). We have excellent laboratory and classroom facilities, but we also take pride in being able to offer opportunities for students to learn outside of the classroom with service learning projects, internships, field work, study abroad experiences, and through research collaborations with faculty. Research experiences offer opportunities for personalized mentorship by faculty and lead our students to become deeply involved with their discipline of study. Thus, our graduates are skilled and creative thinkers who are well-prepared to step into professions that contribute toward understanding and solving Earth, societal, and environmental challenges faced by communities here in Utah and worldwide. 

Depending on the specific degree and elective courses chosen, a graduate will gain particular expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Biogeography
  • Earth Science Education
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental monitoring and sustainability
  • Environmental Science and Management
  • Geochemistry
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geologic hazards
  • Geomorphology
  • Human geography
  • Hydrology
  • Land use and water resource management
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Paleontology
  • Petrology
  • Pollution monitoring and prevention
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sedimentary Rocks and straitigraphy
  • Tectonics
  • Urban geography
  • Water treatment
  • Wetland Studies
 
 

Earth Science

  • Administrative Support: Brandi Pacchiega
  • Office: PS REC
  • Telephone: 801-863-6964
  • Email:    BPacchiega@uvu.edu
  • Advisor: Sean Meyer
  • Office: PS 201d
  • Telephone: 801-863-8616
  • Email:   sean.meyer@uvu.edu
  • Advisor: Nick Wilbur (for Earth Science Education majors)
  • Office: PS 201g
  • Telephone: 801-863-5259
  • Email:   NWilbur@uvu.edu
 
 

Faculty

Joel Bradford(1993)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Vocational Education, Southern Illinois University; M.S., Cultural Anthropology, University of Utah.

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Michael Bunds(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Department Chair, Faculty



B.A., Geological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara; M.S., Geology, University of California, Davis; Ph.D., Geology (Geochemistry, Structural Geology), University of Utah.

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Eddy Cadet(1993)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Biology, University of Illinois; M.S., Environmental Sciences, Ph.D., Integrative Biological Sciences, Tuskegee University; Licensed Environmental Health Scientist (Utah); Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS).

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James Callison(1994)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Biology, Southern Utah University, M.S., Range Science, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Watershed Management, University of Arizona.

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Steven Emerman(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, Ohio State University; M.A., Geology, Princeton University; Ph.D., Geophysics, Cornell University.

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Hilary Hungerford(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.A., Geography, University of Northern Colorado; M.A., Ph.D., Geography, University of Kansas.

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Michael Stearns(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.A., Geology and Geography, Michigan State University; M.S., Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah; Ph.D., Earth Science, University of California.

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Daniel Stephen(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Environmental Studies

B.S., M.S., Geology, Univesity of Arkansas; Ph.D., Geology (Invertebrate Paleontology), Texas A & M University.

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Nathan Toke(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Geology, University of Vermont; M.S., Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Arizona State University.

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Weihong Wang(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.Sc., Geophysics, M.Sc., Environmental Geology, Jianghan Petroleum University; M.Sc., Geology, Iowa State University; Ph.D., Marine Science, University of South Carolina.

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Justin White(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Geographic Sciences, James Madison University; M.S., Geography, Virginia Tech; Ph.D., Geography, University of Nevada.

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Alessandro Zanazzi(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Geology, University of Padua, Italy; M.S., Geology, Iowa State University; Ph.D., Geology, University of South Carolina.

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