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Freshwater Studies

NMC’s Freshwater Studies program is the first associate degree in Freshwater Studies in the U.S. This science-based program has an interdisciplinary approach, and students can earn an Associate in Science and Arts Degree or an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Freshwater Studies.

Reflecting rapidly emerging career paths, students have a choice of four general streams:

Areas of Emphasis

  • History and management overview of the Great Lakes and other freshwater bodies around the world
  • Water Policy and Sustainability
  • Oceanography
  • Meteorology and Climatology
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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