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Ecohydrology, Bachelor of Science Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Ecohydrology is the only B.S. program offered in the United States.  This major combines the biological and ecological sciences with hydrology (the study of water quality, quantity and distribution). Water is one of our most important global resources, and as climate change continues, increased water scarcity and shifting precipitation patterns will create more demand for water resource professionals.

If you are interested in:

  • Working outdoors with water resources
  • Understanding how ecosystems work and the role that water plays
  • Helping to solve critical water issues facing societies throughout the world
  • Investigating and managing one of the world's most important and imperiled resources
  • Collecting field data
  • Analyzing and synthesizing data - including mathematical modeling
  • Working with people to help make important resource decisions

Careers (typically working for governmental agencies, consulting firms, or non-profit organizations):

  • Ecohydrologist or Hydrologist
  • Ecologist
  • Natural resource planner
  • Land-use planner
  • Environmental consultant
  • Water master
  • Watershed consultant

Curriculum includes:

  • Basic Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
  • Mathematics: Calculus and Modeling
  • Ecohydrology, Limnology, Wetland Ecology
  • Watershed Hydrology, Fluid Dynamics
  • Climatology, Geographic Information Systems
  • Forest and Range Ecology, Wildlife Ecology and Management



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Contact Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science

Phone (775) 784-4020
(775) 784-4835
Fax (775) 784-4583
Email webmaster@cabnr.unr.edu
Location Max Fleischmann Agriculture Building

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