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Environmental Science - Requirements for the Major

Environmental Science Program | Environmental Science Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Supporting Courses, 33 credits

  • BIOLOGY 202  Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes, 4 credits
  • BIOLOGY 203  Principles of Biology: Organisms, Ecology and Evolution, 4 credits
  • CHEM 211        Principles of Chemistry I,  4 credits
  • CHEM 212        Principles of Chemistry II, 4 credits
  • CHEM 213        Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory, 1 credit
  • CHEM 214        Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory, 1 credit
  • EARTH SC 202 Physical Geology, 4 credits
  • MATH 104        Elementary Functions: Algebra and Trigonometry, 4 credits
  • MATH 260        Introductory Statistics, 4 credits

One of these:

  • POL SCI 101     American Government and Politics, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 202     Introduction to Public Policy, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 34-35 credits

Required core courses, 19 credits:

  • ENV SCI 302    Principles of Ecology, 4 credits
  • ENV SCI 303    Conservation of Natural Resources, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 305    Environmental Systems, 4 credits
  • ENV SCI 407    Modeling of Environmental Systems, 4 credits
  • ENV SCI 454    Remote Sensing and GIS, 4 credits

One of these:

  • ENV SCI 467    Ecological and Environmental Methods and Analysis, 4 credits
  • ENV SCI 491    Senior Thesis/Research in Environmental Science, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 492    Practicum in Environmental Science, 1-4 credits

One of these:

  • ENV SCI 460    Resource Management Strategy, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 301  Environmental Politics and Policy, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 378  Environmental Law, 3 credits

Elective courses, 9 credits:

  • ENV SCI 318    Pollution Control, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 320    The Soil Environment, 4 credits
  • ENV SCI 323    Pollution Prevention, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 325    Regional Climatology, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 330    Hydrology, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 335    Water and Waste Water Treatment, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 342    Environmental Geology, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 363    Plant and Forest Pathology, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 405    Aquatic Ecology, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 415    Solar and Alternate Energy Systems, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 421    Soils and Geology of Wisconsin Field Trip, 1-3 credits
  • ENV SCI 425    Global Climate Change, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 432    Hydrogeology, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 434    Environmental Chemistry, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 435    Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, 1 credit
  • ENV SCI 460    Resource Management Strategy, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 469    Conservation Biology, 4 credits

Students intending to pursue graduate study should include additional course work of at least one year of calculus, at least one year of physics, and upper-level courses in organic chemistry.

Environmental Science Program
Environmental Science Minor Requirements
Course Descriptions