2019-2020 Catalog

Hydrology, Associate of Science

Career Opportunities

Completion of the Associate of Science Degree will provide the student with the necessary skills to work as a hydrology-water quality or geo-technician within the Reservation area, the U.S. Forest Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Bureau of Reclamation, the United States Geological Society, and other earth science disciplines.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing an Associates of Science in Hydrology will be able to:

  • Understand some of the major foundational hydrological principles (basic theoretical knowledge).
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of essential technical and computational skills in surface and groundwater quantification and quality.
  • Demonstrate effective written, oral, and graphical communication of basic hydrological measurements and concepts.
  • Use critical thinking skills to interpret or relate abstract or interdisciplinary science concepts.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge or awareness of place based (local or community) water resource issues and their related cultural perspectives.
  • Demonstrate citizenship through team work

Curriculum

Fall (First Year)

BIOS101General Biology

4

BIOS102General Biology Laboratory

1

IDST101SKC Seminar

3

HYDR101Introduction to Hydrology

3

MATH100College Algebra

5

Total Credit Hours:16

Winter (First Year)

CHEM110Fundamentals of General Chemistry

4

CHEM111Fundamentals of General Chemistry Laboratory

1

ENGL101English Composition I

3

MATH241Statistics

5

NASD101History of Indians in the United States

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring (First Year)

HYDR131Introduction to Water Quality Monitoring

3

NATR270Principles of Ecology

3

NATR271Principles of Ecology Lab

2

SPCH100Basic Communications

3

ELECTIVEHumanities Intro General Education from List

3

ELECTIVENative American Studies or Native American Language Open

3

Total Credit Hours:17

NAS Open Elective: recommend NASD 210

Fall (Second Year)

ENGL203Technical Writing for STEM Majors

3

GEOG201GIS I

3

GEOL101Physical Geology

4

GEOL102Physical Geology Lab

1

HYDR210Physical Hydrology

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Winter (Second Year)

GEOG321GIS II

3

MATH108Advanced Functions & Modeling

3

SCID114Scientific Literature

3

ELECTIVESocial Science General Education from List

5

Total Credit Hours:14

Spring (Second Year)

GEOG331GIS III

3

HYDR230Field Hydrology

3

HYDR370Groundwater

3

MATH109Trigonometry

3

SVLN250Service to the Environment I

1

ELECTIVEFine Arts Humanities General Education from List

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 93

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