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University of California, Santa Barbara
Hydrologic Sciences and Policy - Policy Emphasis B.S.

Hydrology is a science dealing with the occurrence, circulation, distribution, and properties of the waters of the solid earth and its atmosphere. Many of the significant environmental problems that society is facing today are related to hydrologic or water issues. These include the hydrologic impact of climate change; the transportation of hazardous materials in both ground and surface water; the maintenance of high quality water for human consumption, industry, irrigation, recreation, energy generation, and agriculture; the understanding of geological hazards; and the management of important aquatic environments. The main focus of the hydrologic sciences program and major is to provide students with the scientific training needed to understand and solve complex hydrologic problems at local, regional, and global levels. Majors must select one of the following three emphases: biology and ecology, physical and chemical sciences, or policy.

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