• Overview
  • The ways of water.

    Water is one of our most valuable natural resources. Hydrologists work to secure and protect this essential resource by leading programs that help minimize waste, prevent pollution, reduce the impact of development on the environment, and much more.

    As a student in this program, you will learn how to develop and manage hydrologic studies and geophysical surveys in order to solve critical water challenges, such as groundwater contamination, flood control, and water supply for growing populations.

    You will gain valuable research experiences using the latest technologies. For example, you could practice using sophisticated terrestrial LiDAR techniques to study rivers and streams, explore best practices for assessing stream flow rates and water quality, and learn advanced methods for aquifer testing and test design. You will also become familiar with computer modeling, data analysis and integration, digital mapping, remote sensing, and Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

  • Degree Fit
  • This degree could be a good fit if you:
    • Want to solve critical water issues
    • Are interested in protecting the planet
    • Like working in the outdoors
    • Enjoy doing research in the field and the lab
    • Are comfortable working with technology
    • Are a strong problem solver and analytical thinker
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you could become a/an:
    • Professor and researcher at a university (Ph.D. required)
    • Teacher at the secondary or community college level
    • Hydrologist
    • Environmental scientist
    • Engineering geologist
    • Consultant