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UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES — B.S.

IN HYDROGEOLOGY

MACKAY SCHOOL OF EARTH SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING

About Hydrogeology

H ydrogeologists understand the hydrologic

cycle, the role of water in the environment,

pollution and remediation of surface and

in the environment, pollution and remediation of surface and Areyousomeone who? …loves the environment? …wants to

Areyousomeone

who?

…loves the environment? …wants to work with water issues? …likes international travel? …wants to learn about and help others?

travel? …wants to learn about and help others? The Hydrogeology department, part of the Geological

The Hydrogeology department, part of the Geological Sciences Department in the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, prepares undergradu-

ate students for careers in a variety of settings. The emphasis is on worldwide water issues, such as coastal and marine environments (endangered species, biodiver- sity and habitats, distribution of habitats), and freshwater environ- ments (surface water, glaciers and ice caps, groundwater, water and sanitation, and inland fisheries). The Student Association for International Water Issues (SAIWI) focuses on traveling to help developing countries where a great need ex- ists for potable water supplies.

groundwater, and managing water resources. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree in hydrogeol- ogy have opportunities for professional employ- ment with private firms and local, state, and federal agencies involved in studying and understanding concerns and issues in hydrology, hydrogeology, and environmental geology.

CareersOpportunities

• Hydrogeologist

• Geologist/Hydrologist (surface and groundwater)

• Water Resources Development Engineer

• Dam Designer

• Flood Control/Storm Water Project Engineer

• Water Resource and Wastewater Project Designer

• Hydrologic and Hydraulic Engineer

• Water Quality Specialist

• Director of Environmental Planning

InternshipsandResearch

We will connect you with a wide variety of well-paid summer and year-round internships to choose from, and opportunities to work in faculty research labs. You can also apply for a number of nationally-funded undergraduate research grants. Most students have job offers prior to graduation.

of nationally-funded undergraduate research grants. Most students have job offers prior to graduation. www.unr.edu/mackay

www.unr.edu/mackay

HighSchool Preparation

In high school, complete at least:

• one year each of chemistry and physics

• highest mathematics available, i.e. calculus

Some students start with AP credit in some of these or in other areas. Students who complete the program in four years usually have ACT scores of at least 28 (Math) and 21 (English), or compa- rable SAT scores.

ScholarshipsandFinancial Aid

Scholarships are available exclusively for students enrolled in the hydrogeology undergraduate major. Filing the combined scholarship and financial aid applications at www.finaid.unr. edu will make you eligible for University-wide and hydrogeol- ogy scholarships and Federal financial aid. The early deadline for applications is November 1 and the final deadline, every year, is February 1, for the following academic year. Questions, call

877-666-0014.

RON BREITMEYER Hydrogeology major I’m an outdoors person; hiking, fishing, and playing golf. Hydrogeology is
RON BREITMEYER
Hydrogeology major
I’m an outdoors person; hiking, fishing, and playing golf.
Hydrogeology is my major because I’ve always been inter-
ested in earth science and am concerned about the earth’s
groundwater. After graduating from Sparks High School, I
came to Mackay because of its excellent reputation in earth
science education, great scholarship opportunities, and close-
knit community of faculty, staff and students. I like to get
involved and have been the President of the Mackay Mentors
Club, a member of the Geoscience
Club, and the Nevada Geological
Society.
I was on the Dean’s List and I
had an on-going, paid internship
with Washoe County Department
of Water Resources, where I got
to apply what learned in classes. I
had a great time in Summer Field
Camp, getting hands-on experi-
ence with the geology between
SW Utah and the California coast.
My education in hydrogeology,
including computer-based projects and fieldwork enabled
me to get into a graduate hydrology program. Even without
a graduate degree, I’m qualified for an interesting and well-
paid, entry-level job as a hydrogeologist.

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consistentlyranksthe University of Nevada, Reno among “America’sBest”small universities.

Nevada, Reno among “America’sBest”small universities. University of Nevada, Reno The University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno was established in 1874 as the state’s flagship land-grant research institution. The university offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in 186 areas of study through 10 colleges and independent schools. Its growing research acumen is recognized across the globe, with its 700 instructional and research faculty garnering a record $121 mil- lion in externally sponsored grants and contracts during the 2004 fiscal year. www.unr.edu

Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering www.unr.edu/mackay College of Science http://www.unr.edu/cos/prospect.html

For more information, contact:

Elizabeth Ball Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering

775-327-2056

ball@mines.unr.edu or Geological Sciences/172 Reno, Nevada 89557-0138 Phone: 775-784-6050 Fax: 775-784-1833

Christina Cho College of Science (775) 784-4591 X 3005 cycho@unr.edu

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