The format of the course is designed to give students flexibility to select the three topics most relevant to them from a list of Specialized Online Hydrology Course (SOHC). Modules that are being offered by leading faculty in these specialized research niches from across the country. Each SOHC module, which is equivalent to one-third of a semester course, is designed to facilitate interaction among the instructor and students and contain some evaluation elements (problem sets, projects, presentations, exams etc.). The instructor at each student’s home university will assign a grade based on the student scores and class distribution provided by the SOHC module instructor.

Only students from the six universities are eligible to participate.

The course will run from September to November with each SOHC module being conducted for 4 weeks.

View the course syllabus here.


University Instructor
Michigan State University David Hyndman
University at Buffalo Christopher Lowry
University of California-Santa Barbara Naomi Tague
University of Delaware Holly Michael
University of Nevada-Reno Scott Tyler
University of Wisconsin-Madison Steven Loheide