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The Hydrologic Sciences Academic Concentration (HSAC) is available to both Masters and Ph.D. degree students. The programs require students to complete a core curriculum in Hydrologic Sciences, which comprises courses in the following six Topics: (1) Subsurface Hydrology; (2) Surface Hydrology; (3) Hydrologic Chemistry; (4) Hydrologic Ecology; (5) Hydrologic Analysis & Techniques; and (6) Hydrologic Policy & Management.

Graduate students are required to complete 12 credit hours by taking one subsurface hydrology course from Topic 1 and one surface hydrology course from Topic 2, and at least one course in two of the four remaining Topics. Courses may be transferred in from non-UF Master’s programs via the petition process. Transfer credit must be approved by the University of Florida before being considered as a course for the concentration. A minimum of 50% of the courses for the concentration must be taken at the University of Florida to satisfy concentration requirements. Undergraduate courses will not be used to satisfy requirements for the concentration. 

Current HSAC courses are listed and categorized in the table below.  Although some courses may be listed in multiple topic areas, no course can simultaneously count toward more than one topic area in a student’s plan of study.  The set of courses selected for a student’s plan of study must be from at least 2 different departments.
TopicCourse NumberCourse NameOffered Online?categories_hfiltertags_hfilter
Topic 1: Subsurface HydrologyABE6265Vadose Zone Water and Solute Transport ModelingYestopic-1yes
Topic 1: Subsurface HydrologyCWR5125Groundwater Flow 1topic-1
Topic 1: Subsurface HydrologyCWR6537Contaminant Subsurface Hydrologytopic-1
Topic 1: Subsurface HydrologyGLY5247Surface and Groundwater InteractionsYestopic-1yes
Topic 1: Subsurface HydrologyGLY5827Groundwater GeologyYestopic-1yes
Topic 1: Subsurface HydrologySWS5605CEnvironmental Soil PhysicsYestopic-1yes
Topic 2: Surface HydrologyABE6254Simulation of Agricultural WatershedsYestopic-2yes
Topic 2: Surface HydrologyAOM6736Principles and Issues in Environmental HydrologyYestopic-2yes
Topic 2: Surface HydrologyCGN6905Special Problems in Civil Engineering (Urban Stormwater System Design)Yestopic-2yes
Topic 2: Surface HydrologyCWR5235Open Channel Hydraulicstopic-2
Topic 2: Surface HydrologyCWR6116Advanced Surface HydrologyYestopic-2yes
Topic 2: Surface HydrologyENV6416Advanced Stormwater ControlYestopic-2yes
Topic 2: Surface Hydrology ENV6508Wetland HydrologyYestopic-2yes
Topic 2: Surface HydrologyEOC6196Littoral Processestopic-2
Topic 2: Surface HydrologyGEO6282Fluvial Morphology and Processestopic-2
Topic 2: Surface HydrologyOCP6050Physical Oceanographytopic-2
Topic 2: Surface HydrologyOCP6295Estuarine and Shelf Hydrodynamics 1topic-2
Topic 2: Surface HydrologySWS6932Topics in Soils (Landscape Hydrology)topic-2
Topic 3: Hydrologic ChemistryABE6266Nanotechnology in Water ResearchYestopic-3yes
Topic 3: Hydrologic ChemistryEES6208Principles of Water Chemistry 1Yestopic-3yes
Topic 3: Hydrologic ChemistryGLY5245Hydrogeochemistrytopic-3
Topic 3: Hydrologic ChemistrySWS5406Soil and Water ChemistryYestopic-3yes
Topic 3: Hydrologic ChemistrySWS6448Biogeochemistry of Wetlands and Aquatic SystemsYestopic-3yes
Topic 4: Hydrologic BiologyBOT5695CEcosystems of Floridatopic-4
Topic 4: Hydrologic BiologyEES5305CEcology and General Systemstopic-4
Topic 4: Hydrologic BiologyFAS5203CBiology of Fishestopic-4
Topic 4: Hydrologic BiologyFAS5276CField Ecology of Aquatic Organismstopic-4
Topic 4: Hydrologic BiologyFAS6154Marine Adaptations: Environmental Physiologytopic-4
Topic 4: Hydrologic BiologyFAS6171Applied Phycologytopic-4
Topic 4: Hydrologic BiologyFNR6564Ecohydrologytopic-4
Topic 4: Hydrologic BiologyPCB5307CLimnologytopic-4
Topic 4: Hydrologic BiologySWS5248Wetlands and Water QualityYestopic-4yes
Topic 4: Hydrologic BiologySWS5308Ecology of Waterborne PathogensYestopic-4yes
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesABE5646Biological and Agricultural Systems Simulationtopic-5
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesABE5707CAgricultural Waste Managementtopic-5
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesABE6035Advanced Remote Sensing: Science and Sensorstopic-5
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesABE6037CRemote Sensing in Hydrologytopic-5
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesABE6252Advanced Soil and Water Management EngineeringYestopic-5yes
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesABE6933Special Topics in Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Data Diagnostics)Yestopic-5yes
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesCWR6126Variable-Density Groundwater Flowtopic-5
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesEES6309Wetland Treatment SystemsYestopic-5yes
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesENV6511Biological Wastewater TreatmentYestopic-5yes
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesEOC6850Numerical Simulation Techniques in Coastal and Ocean Engineeringtopic-5
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesGIS5306Geographic Information Systems Applications in Environmental Systemstopic-5
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesGLY6826Hydrogeologic Modelingtopic-5
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesMET6752Spatial Analysis of Atmospheric Data using GIStopic-5
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesOCP6168Data Analysis Techniques for Coastal and Ocean Engineerstopic-5
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesSWS5721GIS in Land Resource ManagementYestopic-5yes
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementAEB6453Natural Resource and Environmental Economicstopic-6
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementEES6051Advanced Environmental Planning and Designtopic-6
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementFNR6669Policy & Economics of Natural ResourcesYestopic-6yes
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementLAA6382Ecological and Environmental Policytopic-6
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementLAW6930Water Lawtopic-6
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementSWS5246Water Resource SustainabilityYestopic-6yes
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementURP6421Environmental Land Use Planning and Managementtopic-6
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementURP6429Natural Resources Planning and Managementtopic-6
Topic 2: Surface HydrologySWS6932Conservation Hydrologytopic-2
Topic 2: Surface HydrologyEGM5816Intermediate Fluid Dynamicstopic-2
Topic 2: Surface HydrologyABE6017Stochastic Modeling in Ecology and Hydrologytopic-2
Topic 3: Hydrologic ChemistryCWR6252Environmental Biochemistry of Trace MetalsYestopic-3yes
Topic 3: Hydrologic ChemistryEES5207Environmental Qualitytopic-3
Topic 3: Hydrologic ChemistryEES5245Water Quality AnalysisEES5245topic-3ees5245
Topic 3: Hydrologic ChemistryEES6246Advanced Water Analysistopic-3
Topic 3: Hydrologic ChemistryENV6435Advanced Water Treatment Process DesignYestopic-3yes
Topic 3: Hydrologic ChemistryENV6437Adavanced Wastewater System Designtopic-3
Topic 3: Hydrologic ChemistryENV6438Advanced Potable Water Systems DesignYestopic-3yes
Topic 3: Hydrologic ChemistryENV6439Activated Carbon: Environmental Design and ApplicationYestopic-3yes
Topic 3: Hydrologic ChemistrySWS5115Environmental Nutrient ManagementYestopic-3yes
Topic 3: Hydrologic ChemistrySWS5224Environmental BiogeochemistryYestopic-3yes
Topic 3: Hydrologic ChemistrySWS5248Wetlands and Water QualityYestopic-3yes
Topic 3: Hydrologic ChemistrySWS6456Advanced Biogeochemistrytopic-3
Topic 4: Hydrologic BiologyFAS6932Freshwater EcologyYestopic-4yes
Topic 4: Hydrologic BiologyENV6932Coastal Systemstopic-4
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesABE5648Modeling Coupled Natural-Human SystemsYestopic-5yes
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesABE6017Stochastic Modeling in Ecology and HydrologyYestopic-5yes
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesABE6933Special Topics in Agricultural and Biological Engineering: STAT/MACHINE LEARNINGYestopic-5yes
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesEOC6934Advanced Topics in Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering: Hydro Models Estuarine & CoastYestopic-5yes
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementLAW6470Environmental Lawtopic-6
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementLAW6460Land Use Planning and Controltopic-6
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementLAW6472Natural Resources Lawtopic-6
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementCPO6795Environmental Politicstopic-6
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementCPO6796Water Politicstopic-6
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementINR6352International Environmental Relationstopic-6
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementENV5075Environmental Policytopic-6
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementLAA6382Ecological and Environmental Policytopic-6
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementAEB7453Natural Resource Economicstopic-6
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementPUP6006Policy Evaluationtopic-6
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementSWS5208Sustainable Agricultural and Urban Land ManagementYestopic-6yes
Topic 6: Hydrologic Policy & ManagementENV6441Water Resources Planning and Managementtopic-6
Topic 5: Hydrologic Analysis & TechniquesGEO 6938Water Risk and Extreme Eventstopic-5