Option 3: Environmental Hydrology
Foundation Areas: (12 or 16 units)
2. Spatial Information and Computer Actuated Databases:
3. Statistical Analyses and Experimental Design:
4. Public Policy and Environmental Management:
- POLS 585 - Seminar: Regulation, the Environment and California Public Policy (4)
- SOC 487 - Environmental Policy, Law, and Society (4)
Option Courses: Environmental Hydrology (16 units)
Provides preparation for a career in hydrology and water quality. Professional Experience and Research Experience students must take a minimum of 16 units. Select courses from the list below:
Select additional hydrology courses from the list below:
- CE 479 - Groundwater Contamination and Remediation (4)
- CE 579 - Environmental Mass Transfer (4)
- CE 585 - Environmental Transport (4)
- CHEM 462 - Instrumental Analysis (6)
- GEOL 422 - Environmental & Forensic Geochemistry (4)
- GEOL 485 - Groundwater Management and Models (4)
- GEOL 561 - Vadose Zone Hydrogeology (4.5)
- GEOL 562 - Contaminant Hydrogeology (4.5)
- GEOL 563 - Water Quality Seminar (4.5)
- GEOG 468 - Digital Cartography (4)
- GEOG 466 - Remote Sensing (4)
Culminating Experiences: Thesis, Reports, Presentations, Exams (14 or 18 units)
Professional Experience students must complete the two courses listed below (10 units). For ENVS 595, the student must complete a part- or full-time internship experience of at least one and a maximum of three quarters. Professional Experience students also are expected to present a seminar, either in ENVS 511 or a departmental seminar of a participating department following completion of their internship.
- ENVS 595 - Directed Field Work (1-8) (8)
Research Experience Students
Research Experience students must complete the three courses listed below (10 units). As part of their culminating experience, students are expected to present a seminar, either in ENVS 511 or a departmental seminar of a participating department, upon the conclusion of their research.
Both Research and Professional Experience students have to complete the following course:
Research Experience students will enroll in eight (8) units of ENVS 599 during which time they must prepare a Masters Thesis for submission to their Advisory Committee for approval. They must also pass an oral exam given by their Advisory Committee based upon their Master’s thesis research. Research Experience students will complete
Eighteen (18) units as part of their culminating experience.
Professional Experience students will enroll in four (4) units of ENVS 599: Thesis or Project. Based on their internship experience, Professional students will be required to submit a written report. This report will be approved by their Advisory Committee, which consists of their primary advisor, graduate committee members, and internship advisor(s). They must also pass an oral exam given by their Advisory Committee. The content of the exam will be based on the student’s course of study and topics relevant to the internship experience. Professional Experience students will complete fourteen (14) units as part of their culminating experience.