2020-2021 Catalog

Hydrology, Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor’s Degree program provides students with a broad-based theoretical and technological understanding of environmental and physical sciences and prepares students to design and direct research programs related to water resources.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor Degree program are prepared to continue their education in graduate school or obtain employment as managers or directors of programs in industry, local, state, federal and tribal programs. 

Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the previous learning objectives, a student completing a Bachelor of Science in ­Hydrology should also be able to:

  • Apply and effectively articulate some of the major foundational hydrological principles (basic theoretical knowledge.)
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of essential technical and computational skills applied in surface and groundwater quantification and quality.
  • Demonstrate effective professional written, oral, and graphical communication of advanced hydrological measurements and concepts.
  • Use critical thinking skills to explain abstract or interdisciplinary problems related to the hydrologic sciences.
  • Integrate hydrologic science concepts with awareness of place based (local or community) issues and their related cultural perspectives.
  • Understand and practice the values of good citizenship, team work, and community service.

Curriculum

Fall (Third Year)

*Recommend NATR 320 Intro to Soils Lab (1 cr) taken concurrently with NATR 319 when possible
MATH110Calculus I

5

HYDR321Applied Hydrology

4

CSCD218Programming I

4

NATR319Soil Science

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Winter (Third Year)

MATH111Calculus II

5

NATR240Weather and Climate

3

NATR343Data Processing and Visualization in Natural Resources

3

HYDR422Water Law

3

HYDR425Watershed Management

3

Total Credit Hours:17
 

Spring (Third Year)

HYDR370Groundwater

3

NATR370Ecological Statistics

3

NATR376Research and Thesis Seminar

2

SVLN450Service to the Environment II

1

ELECTIVEMath or Science Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:12

 

MATH/SCIENCE ELECTIVE: Recommend both GEOG 341 or MATH 112

NATR 376 is designated as a course that emphasizes information literacy.

Fall (Fourth Year)

*Recommend ENGL 306T Writing Research Papers Tutorial taken concurrently with ENGL 306 when available
ENGL306Writing Research Papers

3

GEOL410Fluvial Geomorphology

3

HYDR411Surface Water Groundwater Interactions

3

PHYS201College Physics I

5

Total Credit Hours:14

Winter (Fourth Year)

PHYS203College Physics II

5

NATR440NEPA Process

3

ELECTIVENative American Studies Advanced General Education from List

3

HYDR410Advanced Groundwater

3

NATR465Senior Research and Thesis Development

2

Total Credit Hours:16
 

Spring (Fourth Year)

HMNT301Social and Environmental Ethics

3

HYDR431Tribal Waters

3

NATR495Senior Thesis

3

ELECTIVEMath or Science Elective

3

ELECTIVEAny upper division Ecology course

3

Total Credit Hours:15

ELECTIVE MATH/SCIENCE: Recommend PHYS 205

Total Credit Hours: 90

Total Credit Hours: 183

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