HAS Department and Hohai University Collaborate for New 3+2 Graduate Program in Hydrology

Photo Martha PL Whitaker, Wen-hong Dai, Eric Betterton, and Guo-Yue Niu Agree MOU New 3+2 Degree Program
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Photo: Dr. Martha Whitaker, HAS Associate Professor of Practice, Dr. Wen-hong Dai, Professor and Associate Director, The Institute of Hydraulics and River Engineering Research, Hohai University, Dr. Eric Betterton, HAS Distinguished Professor and Department Head, and Dr. Guo-Yue Niu, HAS Associate Professor, who helped facilitate the initial connection between UA HAS and Hohai University. 

We have some very exciting news to share! The UA Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences and The Institute of Hydraulics and River Engineering Research at Hohai University, Nanjing, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on a new 3+2 degree program in hydrology! 

Up to 10 Hohai undergraduates per year will enter the HAS Bachelor's program (Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources emphasis) to complete their senior year at the University of Arizona. During that year, they will complete both undergraduate and graduate courses to satisfy requirements for their Bachelor's degree at Hohai University and also a UA HAS Undergraduate Certificate in Groundwater Hydrology. During the second year, they will complete graduate course work exclusively, ultimately completing a Master of Science degree in Hydrology. The program is similar to the department's Accelerated Master's Program for HAS undergraduate majors.

Photo HAS Faculty and Hohai University Sign MOU for New 3+2 Degree Program in Hydrology

Photo: Dr. Martha PL Whitaker, HAS Associate Professor of Practice, Dr. Wen-hong Dai, Professor and Associate Director, The Institute of Hydraulics and River Engineering Research at Hohai University, and Dr. Eric Betterton, HAS Distinguished Professor and Department Head, hold the signed Memorandum of Understanding document creating the new 3+2 program, now on its way to Nanjing for approval.

Congratulations to all who worked so hard to make this new program possible. We look forward to meeting our first cohort of Hohai students very soon!