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Students using dip nets during a field lab at UW-Stevens Point.

College of Natural Resources Hydrology Degree

Major

EXPLORE COMPLEX WATER SYSTEMS WITH A DEGREE IN HYDROLOGY

Work with scientists, engineers, and public regulators to forecast and manage floods or droughts, reduce wastewater, promote sustainable water usage, evaluate the feasibility of projects like irrigation systems and hydroelectric plants, and protect water resources with a degree in hydrology.

Why study Hydrology at UW-Stevens Point?

Hydrology addresses the movement of water and the roles land plays in controlling water quantity and quality. Graduates work for environmental consulting firms and state, federal, tribal, and local resource management agencies.
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Where are they now?

UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resource alumni live and work worldwide! Check out our map if you are interested in exploring job or networking opportunities close to home. If you would like to add your information to our interactive alumni map, please fill out the form below.
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WHAT TO EXPECT

Various lakes and streams from the Wisconsin River to the Little Plover River 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.

Hydrology graduates work with environmental consulting firms and state, federal, tribal, and local resource management agencies involved in:

  • hydrology
  • geographic information systems (GIS)
  • stormwater management
  • land planning
  • water resource protection
  • and civil works

Your Hydrology degree will satisfy the academic requirements to become certified as a professional hydrologist through the American Institute of Hydrology. Graduates only need professional experience and the completion of an exam to complete the certification requirements.

A master’s degree will greatly increase your employment potential and job responsibilities in fisheries and aquatic sciences. Look for the blue dots on our alumni map to see where our fisheries and water resource graduates are today.

GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS

Discover your passions, build your resume, and make friends along the way! Whether it is joining a student organization, working at one of our centers, or participating in research at one of our three field stations, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved.

GAIN EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

Prepare for your career with additional hands-on experiences in all areas of natural resource management during a required summer field experience. You can choose between our six-week, hands-on summer field experience held at our Treehaven field station or on-campus, or take part in our European Environmental Seminar and learn how European natural resource management compares to the United States.

Summer internships and jobs are another great way to build your resume. We make them easy to find through our partnership with Handshake.

MEET YOUR FACULTY AND STAFF

The faculty members within the fisheries and water resources discipline bring a wide array of knowledge and experience to our indoor and outdoor classrooms at UW-Stevens Point.
Katherine Clancy

Katherine Clancy

  • Professor
  • Fisheries and Water Resources
  • College of Natural Resources
715-346-3429
Kyle Herrman

Kyle Herrman

  • Professor
  • Fisheries and Water Resources
  • College of Natural Resources
715-346-4832
Joshua Raabe

Joshua Raabe

  • Associate Professor
  • Fisheries and Water Resources
  • College of Natural Resources
715-346-2689
Jered Studinski

Jered Studinski

  • Assistant Professor
  • Fisheries and Water Resources
  • College of Natural Resources
715-346-2832
Justin Vandehey

Justin Vandehey

  • Associate Professor and Discipline Coordinator
  • Fisheries and Water Resources
  • College of Natural Resources
715-346-2090