2019-2020 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)

CSCD218Programming I

4

HYDR321Applied Hydrology

4

MATH110Calculus I

5

NATR319Introduction to Soil Science

3

NATR320Introduction to Soil Science Lab

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Winter (Third Year)

MATH111Calculus II

5

NATR240Weather and Climate

3

HYDR311GIS Applications in Hydrology

3

 

HYDR422Water Law

3

OR

HYDR425Watershed Management

3

 

HYDR341Water Quality Monitoring Design

3

OR

HYDR431Tribal Waters

3

Total Credit Hours:17

HYDR 422, HYDR 341: odd years

HYDR 425, HYDR 431: even years

Spring (Third Year)

HYDR410Advanced Groundwater

3

NATR375Research And Thesis Seminar

1

SVLN450Service to the Environment II

1

ELECTIVEMath or Science Elective

3

ELECTIVEMath or Science Elective

3

ELECTIVEHydrology Emphasis - See List Below

3

Total Credit Hours:14

MATH/SCIENCE ELECTIVES: Recommend GEOG 341 and MATH 112

Hydrology Emphasis Elective: Upper Division Ecology Course with prefix BIOS, WILD or NATR

Fall (Fourth Year)

PHYS201College Physics I

5

GEOL410Fluvial Geomorphology

3

HYDR411Surface Water Groundwater Interactions

3

ELECTIVENative American Studies Advanced General Education from List

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Winter (Fourth Year)

PHYS203College Physics II

5

NATR440NEPA Process

3

NATR465Senior Research and Thesis Development

2

 

HYDR422Water Law

3

OR

HYDR425Watershed Management

3

 

HYDR341Water Quality Monitoring Design

3

OR

HYDR431Tribal Waters

3

Total Credit Hours:16

HYDR 422, HYDR 341: odd years

HYDR 425, HYDR 431: even years

Spring (Fourth Year)

HMNT301Social and Environmental Ethics

3

NATR495Senior Thesis

3

ELECTIVEMath or Science Elective

3

 

ELECTIVEUpper Division Communication from List

3

Total Credit Hours:12

ELECTIVE MATH/SCIENCE: Recommend PHYS 205

Total Credit Hours: 90

Total Credit Hours: 183

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