Environmental and Ecosystem Sciences

The Water Technologies & Management program offers four 2+2 degree pathways to Washington State University: Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Science, Environmental & Ecosystem Science, Forestry, and Earth Sciences.

The Water Technologies and Management program offers three certificates, and an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS) in Irrigation Management.

Career Opportunities

    • Conservation biologist
    • Restoration ecologist
    • Environmental engineer
    • Land, watershed, natural area, park, or wildlife refuge planner or manager
    • Resource policy advisor
    • Environmental educator


Melissa Holecek

Phone: (509) 524-5208

Walla Walla Campus 500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA 99362


The mission of the Water Technologies and Management program is provide students with a diverse array of courses, exposure to the newest technologies, and hands-on experiences with will both provide industry with highly trained technicians and managers and also prepare students for transfer courses of study.

Program Outcomes

  • An understanding of discipline-specific terminology and methods.
  • An ability to use discipline-specific tools and/or techniques correctly.
  • Critical thinking skills necessary in water and natural resources, including problem solving skills and the use of data.
  • The ability to research, interpret, and communicate concepts.
  • An understanding of the relationships between course concepts and society, including the impact of course-specific technology.