5621 - Hydrology


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Degree Designation
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Instruction Mode
On Campus
Program Description
Hydrology and Water Resources Science. (NEW) A program that focuses on the scientific of study of the occurrence, circulation, distribution, chemical and physical properties, and environmental interaction of surface and subsurface waters, including groundwater. Includes instruction in geophysics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, chemical physics, geomorphology, mathematical modeling, hydrologic analysis, continental water processes, global water balance, and environmental science.
Atmospheric & Hydrologic Sciences
College of Science and Engineering


Credits: 68

Program Requirements

62 credits: AHS 220, AHS 230, AHS 260, AHS 332, AHS 334, AHS 336, AHS 338, AHS 364, AHS 432, AHS 434, AHS 438, AHS 491, AHS 492; CHEM 210; GEOG 316; MATH 221, MATH 222; PHYS 234, PHYS 237.


6 credits, numbered 300 or above, which may include but are not limited to AHS 307, AHS 322, AHS 325, AHS 368, AHS 423, AHS 444, ECON 351, ENVE 302, ETS 368, ETS 463, ETS 465, GENG 380, GEOG 406, GEOG 416, and MME 303 with prior advisor approval.

Admission To Teacher Education: 0

Upper Division Writing Met


Admissions Requirements

  • Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing AHS 491 and AHS 492.


Students are required to maintain a GPA of 2.0 in the major to remain a Hydrology major.

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes

1. Problem Solving: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex problems in hydrologic science by applying principles of science, engineering, and mathematics
2. Integrate Technology: an ability to utilize technological tools (both hardware and software) to collect, process, analyze, and visualize hydrological and other scientific data
3. Communication: an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
4. Professionalism/Ethics: an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in situations related to hydrologic science and make informed judgments, which can consider the impact of solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
5. Teaming: an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
6. Investigation/Experiments: an ability to develop and conduct appropriate investigations and experiments, analyze and interpret data, and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions
7. Self Education: an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

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