Choose from our list of core and elective courses below.
Five courses are required for the Hydrologic Sciences PhD Degree and Graduate Certificate. The number of required courses is intentionally kept low, so that the student is free to design an overall academic program that meets his or her needs in terms of specialized scholarly interests. The five Hydrologic Sciences courses are included in the minimum semester hours required for all graduate students. The coursework is designed to assure competency in appropriate subject matter at the graduate level.
All students entering the program are expected to have had taken a standard year-long sequence of courses in calculus and physics, plus upper division courses in differential equations and fluid mechanics.
The math prerequisite can be satisfied by taking APPM 2360: Introduction to Differential Equations and Linear Algebra. The fluid mechanics prerequisite can be satisfied by taking one of several courses, including CVEN 3313: Theoretical Fluid Mechanics, GEOL 5110: Geomechanics, ASTR/ATOC 5400: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, or GEOL 5700: Sediment Transport Mechanics. These supplementary courses may count toward your overall graduate degree, but only count as prerequisites toward the graduate certificate in hydrology.
You are encouraged to contact the Graduate Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) about your application to the program if you have deficiencies in either of these areas. You can indicate your plan to meet these prerequisites as part of your application and this plan will be considered by the Hydrologic Sciences Steering Committee along with your planned coursework and thesis research.
The Hydrologic Sciences Program is interdisciplinary, therefore, students should choose two core courses from different topical areas as well as three additional required courses in at least two topical areas (which may include further core courses).
|Aquatic Chemistry||Water Chemistry||CVEN 5404||Every Fall|
|Atmospheric Processes and Climate||Intro to Atmospheric Dynamics||ATOC 5050||Every Fall|
|Cold Regions Hydrology||Snow Hydrology||GEOG 5321||Every Spring|
|Environmental Fluid Dynamics||Environmental Fluid Mechanics||CVEN 5313||Every Fall|
|Groundwater Hydrology||Groundwater Hydrology||CVEN 5353||Every Fall|
|Oceanography||Oceanography||GEOL 5060||Every Spring|
|Surface Water Hydrology||Physical Hydrology||CVEN 5333||Every Fall|
Additional required courses
|Aquatic Chemistry||Advanced Aquatic Chemistry||CVEN 6404||Last offered Fall 2011|
|Aquatic Surface Particles||CVEN 6414||Last offered Fall 2012|
|Watershed Biogeochemistry||GEOG 5241||Last offered Spring 2013|
|Aqueous and Environmental Geochemistry||GEOL 5280||Last offered Fall 2013|
|Atmospheric Processes and Climate||Physics and Chemistry of Clouds and Aerosols||ATOC 5600||Last offerred Spring 2016|
|Desert Meteorology and Climate||ATOC 5750||Fall 2016|
|Mountain Meteorology||ATOC 7500||Fall 2016|
|The Arctic Climate System||GEOG 5271||Every Fall|
|Geomorphology||Mechanics and Dynamics of Glaciers||CVEN 5718||Every Fall|
|Fluvial Geomorphology||GEOG 5251||Spring 2016|
|Geomechanics||GEOL 5110||Fall 2016|
|Sediment Transport Mechanics||GEOL 5700||Last offered Spring 2013|
|Limnology/Aquatic Ecology||Applied Stream Ecology||CVEN 5323||Every Fall|
|Stream Biology||EBIO 5020||Fall 2014|
|Limnology||EBIO 5030||Every Spring|
|Methods||Applied Groundwater Modeling||CVEN 5383||Every Spring|
|Water Resource System Management||CVEN 5393||Every Spring|
|Quantitative Methods||CVEN 5454||Every Spring|
|Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering||CVEN 5537||Every Fall|
|Advanced Data Analysis Techniques||CVEN 6833||Every Fall|
|Quantitative Methods||GEOG 5023||Every Spring|
|Modeling||Modeling Hydrologic Systems||CVEN 5363||Spring 2016|
|Surface Water Quality Modeling||CVEN 5494||Summer 2017|
|Oceanography||Intro to Physical Oceanography||ATOC 5051||Last offered Fall 2015|
|Dynamics of Oceans||ATOC 5061||Every Spring|
|Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology||GEOL 5430||Last offered Fall 2012|
|Remote Sensing/GIS||Advanced Remote Sensing||GEOG 5100||Every Spring|
|GIS Programming||GEOG 5303||Every Spring|
|Remote Sensing of the Environment||GEOG/ 5093||Every Spring and Fall|
|Solute Fate and Transport||Transport and Dispersion in Surface Water||CVEN 5343||Every Spring|
|Environmental Transport and Dispersion Processes||CVEN 5833||Fall 2016|
|Flow and Transport in Porous Media||CVEN 6383||Fall 2016|