Hydrology Minor

Water is an essential natural resource for everyone. This minor prepares students for a career in water quality analysis, management and policy. Students will gain not only hands-on experience with the tools and methodology related to Earth’s hydrosphere, but also the policies, and current research in the area of hydrology.  This minor is excellent preparation for any major pursuing an environmental career or graduate program.

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Award-winning professors

Our professors are recipients of numerous local, state and national awards for teaching, scholarship and service.


State-of-the-art equipment

Students have access to a variety of tools, including real-time weather monitoring equipment, high-tech microscopes, computers with specialized software and more.


Top-notch facilities

Home to the UNI Observatory and Planetarium, students gain hands-on learning experiences in our excellent facilities.

Find out more about Hydrology

‌Required Courses

Contact us directly at:

Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
121 Latham Hall
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0335

Phone: (319) 273-2759
Email: siobahn.morgan@uni.edu

Common career areas:

  • Environmental Specialist
  • Hydrologist
  • Water Quality Bureau Administrator
  • Hydrology Consultant


  • Environmental Hydrology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Field and Laboratory Methods in Hydrology
  • Hydrology Seminar