University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Sep 29, 2022  
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Environmental Science (Ecohydrology Specialization), B.S.


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Ecohydrology is a cross-disciplinary science that integrates components of the hydrologic cycle and the distribution, structure, and function of ecosystems.  The Ecohydrology specialization prepares students for water-oriented careers in hydrology, watershed science, geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing for watershed management, water quality assessment, aquatic ecology, and management and restoration of ecohydrologic systems. Students learn about the role of water in controlling ecosystem processes, particularly focusing on natural resource management challenges at the watershed scale.  The curriculum will prepare students for the federal requirements as a hydrologist (OPM 1315 Series: https://www.opm.gov

Student Learning Outcomes


Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate critical thinking skills by assessing a problem, gathering and analyzing relevant information associated with that problem, and proposing possible solutions.
  • demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • demonstrate technical competency within their respective discipline.

Contact Information


217 Fleischmann Agriculture
(775) 784-4020 / (775) 784-4835

Incoming students, freshmen and sophomores should contact:
CABNR Advising Center, in FA 236  
(775) 784-1634
student_center@cabnr.unr.edu

Juniors and seniors should contact their faculty advisor directly:
Erica Bigio (A-L) - ebigio@unr.edu
Julie Stoughton (M-Z) - jstoughton@unr.edu

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno


Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking  at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.

Graduation Requirements


  • Total Units | 120
  • Cumulative GPA | 2.0
  • University GPA | 2.0
  • Major GPA | 2.0
  • Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
  • Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
  • Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units
  • Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 60 Units

I. Core General Education Requirements (27-36 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3


B. Quantitative Reasoning (4-10 units) - CO2


C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (8 units) - CO4, CO4L


D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO6 courses .

E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8


Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog

II. Additional Core Requirements (0 units)


Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9


B. Diversity & Equity - CO10


C. Global Context - CO11


D. Ethics - CO12


E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13


F. Application - CO14


III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)


IV. Major Requirements (74-77 units)


B. Ecohydrology Specialization (29-31 units)


C. Technical Electives (9 units)


Select 9 units from the following. Courses used to satisfy other Core or major requirements may not be reused here:

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)


VI. Electives (7-19 units)


VII. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


B. Second Year


C. Third Year


Spring Semester (12 units)


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (12-13 units)


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