University Catalog 2023-2024

Wetland Assessment (Minor)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

The undergraduate minor in Wetland Assessment is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental minor that is designed to provide NC State students with the requisite knowledge and skills needed for entry level competence in the field of wetland delineation and assessment. The soils, hydrology, and plant identification courses of the minor build the scientific background and skills needed to understand the structure and functions of wetland ecosystems and to apply assessment protocols.


To enroll in the minor, students should contact the minor coordinator, Dr. Ryan Emanuel, Jordan Hall Addition 2217, 919.513.2511, To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. To apply to Add a Minor, go to:


Certification of the minor should also be completed with Dr. Emanuel. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.

Contact Person

Dr. Ryan Emanuel
Jordan Hall Addition 2217, Box 8008

SIS Code:  15WAM

Plan Requirements

  • The minor in Wetlands Assessment consists of 17 credit hours (5 courses) as specified below.
  • BIO 405 Functional Histology and FOR 420 Watershed and Wetlands Hydrology/NR 420 Watershed and Wetlands Hydrology are prerequisites of NR 421 Wetland Science and Management and therefore must be completed before enrolling in NR 421 Wetland Science and Management. NR 421 Wetland Science and Management is the capstone course of the minor and should be taken last.
  • Successful completion of 60 credit hours and all courses that are prerequisites to courses in the minor prior to admission to the minor.
Required Courses
BIO 405Functional Histology3
FOR/NR 420Watershed and Wetlands Hydrology (Fall)4
SSC 452Soil Classification (Spring)4
SSC 470Wetland Soils (Fall)3
NR 421Wetland Science and Management (Spring)3
Total Hours17