Open to:

  • any current Ohio State undergraduate or graduate student
  • anyone with a bachelor’s degree
  • available as a standalone graduate program

The 12-15 credit hour Hydrogeology Certificate will provide undergraduate and graduate students with a competitive advantage in beginning a career in the hydrologeological fields or pursuing entrance into a graduate degree program in fields related to hydrogeology. The certificate is designed to enhance both critical thinking and the technical skills necessary for practicing hydrogeology.

View course requirements below and visit the School of Earth Sciences website for more guidelines.

Course Requirements

One groundwater course (4 credits):

  • EARTHSC 5651: Hydrogeology (4)

One surface water course (3 credits):

  • EARTHSC 5665: Land surface hydrology (3)
  • ENR 4285: Watershed hydrology (3)
  • CIVILEN 5130: Applied Hydrology (3)

Electives (at least 5 credit hours):

  • EARTHSC 5751: Quantitative Reservoir Modeling (4)
  • EARTHSC 4450: Water, Ice and Energy in the Earth System (3)
  • EARTHSC 5203: Geo-environment and Human Health (3)
  • EARTHSC 5621: Introduction to Geochemistry (3)
  • EARTHSC 5550: Geomorphology (4)
  • ENR 5268: Soils and Climate Change (2)
  • ENR 5261: Environmental Soil Physics (3)
  • ENR 5273: Environmental Fate and Impact of Contaminants in Soil and Water (3)
  • CIVILEN 5220: Open Chanel Hydraulics (3)
  • AGSYSMT 4575: Applied Agricultural Water Management (2)
  • GEOG 5210: Fundamentals of GIS (3)
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