Water and Sanitation for Health and Sustainable Development, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 18

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N861

The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.

No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

Students must declare their intention to seek this minor by completing a short (one-page) application and meet with an Engineering advisor. As part of the application, the student must submit a one-page essay in response to the question: "Why I wish to pursue a minor in Water and Sanitation for Health and Sustainable Development."

At least 9 credit hours will be in upper division courses (3000 or 4000 level).

A minimum of six (6) hours of elective coursework must be taken from outside the student's major area of study.

Elective courses may require additional prerequisites for admission. Students are responsible for identifying and completing those prerequisites.

A minimum grade of C is required in all courses which are applied to the minor.

Students must achieve a minimum 2.75 GPA (OU and overall) in the minor coursework.

Students must complete prerequisites for all courses.

Required Courses

Core Courses 1
CEES 4243Water Technologies for Emerging Regions (G) (Spring)3
CEES 4273WaTER Technical Field Methods (G) (May/Early Summer)3
CEES 3422Intercultural Immersion Experience in an Emerging Region2
CEES 3251WaTER Center Integrated Seminar1
Choose 9 hours from at least 2 of the following tracks pre-approved by advisor:9
Total Credit Hours18

Track 1: Engineering & Technology, Natural and Physical Sciences

CEES 5020Special Topics in Civil Engineering 11-6
BSE 5113 Principles of Epidemiology (OUHSC)3
CEES 5363Ecological Engineering Science (G)3
ENGR 4513Introduction to Sustainable Engineering3
GEOG 3233Principles of Sustainability3
GEOG 4293Hydrologic Science3
Or similar course(s) with advisor approval

Track 2: Policy, Economics, and Business

ENT 3193Social Entrepreneurship 13
IAS 3323The Political Economy of Development3
HSTM 3483Technology, Politics, and International Development3
Upper-level language course (beyond that required by OU)
Or similar course(s) with advisor approval

Track 3: Social/Cultural/Behavioral Sciences

ANTH 4303Women and Development in Africa 13
ANTH 3423Anthropology of Religion3
IAS 2003Understanding the Global Community3
GEOG 3443Environment and Society3
Upper-level language course (beyond that required by OU)
Or similar course(s) with advisor approval
  • Minors are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.