Applied Hydrogeology (Cert)

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Get in-demand experience

Environmental regulations supporting clean water and a large number of geoscientists reaching retirement age have increased the demand for qualified hydro-and environmental geologists. The graduate certificate in applied hydrogeology provides field, technical and analytical skills that prepare you to excel in hydro-and environmental geology careers.

If you’re already a professional in the environmental field, a certificate in applied hydrogeology can give you additional endowments without having to commit to a full-time graduate program. If you’re currently a graduate student looking to bolster your credentials, a certificate in applied hydrogeology can increase your employability.

Earn your credentials from the country’s premier hydrogeology program

WMU’s applied hydrogeology graduate certificate combines our highly regarded six-week field course with geoscience electives. Since its inception in 1989, our hydrogeology field course has been attracting students and industry professionals from across the nation and the world.

You’ll spend six weeks in the field getting hands-on experience in:

  • Environmental field data collection
  • Water and sediment sampling
  • Drilling and water well installation
  • Environmental assessment and hydrogeologic measurement
  • Data presentation and analysis

The three geoscience electives (nine credits), can be completed online or at our main campus in Kalamazoo, Michigan

This program prepares you for the Professional Geologist and Certified Ground Water Professional licensure exams.

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