Research is conducted in many areas of northern Nevada, including beautiful Lake Tahoe.
The hydrogeology curriculum serves three objectives:
- To provide a sound foundation in physical, chemical, geological and quantitative sciences as a basis for understanding the hydrologic cycle and managing water resources.
- To prepare students for entry-level professional careers in firms and agencies that address hydrologic, hydrogeologic and environmental geology issues.
- To prepare students for graduate study in hydrologic sciences.
Students in this program develop basic skills in math, chemistry, and physics, as well as in geology and geological engineering. Optional courses are offered for students who plan to continue into graduate studies. Students are required to meet with their advisors for program approval and for review of academic progress at least once each semester.
Related Degrees and Programs
Bachelor of Science in Hydrogeology: This degree offers experience encompassing a range of hydrogeological skills concerning a variety of hydrogeological perspectives and will have a proven track record in demonstrating technical competence in the field of hydrogeology.
Master of Science in Hydrogeology: Masters degree graduates hydrogeology are fully qualified to conduct hydrologic research, hydrologic planning and serve in the regulatory environment of both public and private sector employers.
Doctor of Philosophy Hydrogeology: Doctoral degree graduates in hydrogeology are fully qualified to conduct hydrologic research, hydrologic planning and serve in the regulatory environment of both public and private sector employer and to work in academia.