In this course, students are given an in-depth study of the concerns, methods, and history about measuring water quality. This provides insight to students about ongoing problems and challenges involved in monitoring water from a variety of sources and in a multitude of environments. After learning proper techniques to draw from such sources in monitoring efforts, students learn how to draw conclusions from the data they gather, comprising the analysis portion of this course. Being able to take into account the biological, physical, and chemical components of water in their measurements, students learn how analysis is to be conducted both in the field and in the lab. After this course, students will have a comprehensive knowledge of ensuring water quality, from measurement to examination, and from field to lab.