Hydrology

Phone: 715-346-4617
Email: cnr@uwsp.edu

715-346-4617
cnr@uwsp.edu

Phone: 715-346-4617
Email: cnr@uwsp.edu

Choose Hydrology at UW-Stevens Point

​Hydrology, the study of water-- earth’s most important natural resource, includes the occurrence, distribution, movement and properties of water and its relationship to the environment.  From the Wisconsin River to the Little Plover River, a variety of lakes and streams can be found within minutes of our campus. Hydrology students explore these areas and the watersheds draining into them in classes and through research projects.

Students gain additional hands-on experiences in all areas of natural resource management during a required summer field experience generally taken between their sophomore and junior years. Students choose between an intensive, six-week hands-on summer field experience, at locations such as our Treehaven residential facility, or our European Environmental Seminar where students learn how European natural resource management compares to that in the United States.

Career opportunities in Hydrology

Hydrology graduates work with environmental consulting firms and state, federal, tribal and local resource management agencies involved in:
  • land planning
  • water resource protection
  • and civil works.

Building your résumé

Students can build their résumés through internships and independent research during their time at UW-Stevens Point. Experiences and opportunities are available through our Center for Watershed Science and Education, Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit and individual faculty members. Students are encouraged to present their research findings at professional meetings, conferences and the College of Natural Resources annual Student Research Symposium.

Outside the classroom

​​​Participating in student organizations is a great way to get involved outside the classroom. UW-Stevens Point hosts more than 200 student organizations including the American Water Resources Association. Visit Campus Activities and Student Engagement for a list of opportunities.

Student support services

Student success is our top priority and the College of Natural Resources Academic and Career Advising Center (CNR ACAC) is an excellent resource to help students reach graduation day. Professional advisers and peer mentors are available Monday through Friday to answer questions about classes, advising, scholarships, internships etc. The CNR ACAC also produces a weekly e-newsletter, the CNR Reporter, with information on upcoming presentations, student organization meeting times and other important happenings on and around campus.