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Water Science

Water Science is the study of water and its interaction with solids, liquids, gases, and organisms in various Earth systems. Our program emphasizes the fundamentals of all areas of science as they apply to water, with special emphasis on surface water and groundwater systems.

Solving the Water Crisis

The world faces significant challenges regarding water quantity and quality that are expected to worsen during the 21st century. The global need for water science professionals to solve critical water issues is accelerating and expected to continue indefinitely.

Why Choose UW-Green Bay?

UW-Green Bay’s four campuses are uniquely set along the coastline of Lake Michigan. Our professors are dedicated instructors and curious researchers. Students participate in hands-on laboratory and field experiences, getting involved in research projects on groundwater, surface water, runoff and erosion management, water treatment, aquatic ecology, and more.

Water Science Experiences

The biology, geology, and chemistry of surface water and groundwater bodies in northeastern Wisconsin are distinct and diverse. Students have first-hand opportunities to learn about the Green Bay estuary, Lake Michigan, the Fox River, groundwater chemistry in different aquifers, unique fisheries, coastal wetlands, and more.

Become a Phoenix

UW-Green Bay has excellent teachers, internships, research opportunities, and a great record of placing students into jobs and graduate programs. Learn More

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