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Major Requirements

These are the course and credit requirements for a General Emphasis in Water Science. View the Water Science Major on the UW-Green Bay Catalog. 

Water Science

Supporting Courses33
WATER 201
Introduction to Water Science
BIOLOGY 203
& BIOLOGY 204
Principles of Biology: Organisms and Evolution
and Principles of Biology Lab: Organisms and Evolution

GEOSCI 202
Physical Geology
GEOSCI 222
Ocean of Air: Weather and Climate
CHEM 211
& CHEM 213
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 212
& CHEM 214
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory

MATH 260
Introductory Statistics
PHYSICS 103
Fundamentals of Physics I
or PHYSICS 201
Principles of Physics I
PHYSICS 203
Introductory Physics Lab I
Upper-Level Required Courses19
ENV SCI 335
Water and Waste Water Treatment
or ET 331
Advanced Water and Waste Water Treatment
ENV SCI/ET 330
Hydrology
GEOSCI 432
Hydrogeology
WATER 444
Geochemistry of Natural Waters
ENV SCI 401
Stream Ecology
or ENV SCI 403
Limnology
ENV SCI 433
Ground Water: Resources and Regulations
or EPP 351
Water Resources Policy and Management
Upper-Level Elective Courses: (Choose from the following)16
BIOLOGY 322
Environmental Microbiology
BIOLOGY 341
Ichthyology
BIOLOGY 357
Marine Biology
BIOLOGY 361
Introduction to Aquaculture
CHEM 311
Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 413
Instrumental Analysis
ECON 305
Natural Resources Economic Policy
ENV SCI 305
Environmental Systems
ENV SCI 320
The Soil Environment
ENV SCI 337
Environmental GIS
ENV SCI 338
Environmental Modeling
ENV SCI 339
Scientific Writing
ENV SCI 401
Stream Ecology
ENV SCI 403
Limnology
ENV SCI/ET 424
Hazardous and Toxic Materials
ENV SCI 425
Global Climate Change
ENV SCI/ET 433
Ground Water: Resources and Regulations
ENV SCI 491
Senior Thesis/Research in Environmental Science
ENV SCI 492
Practicum in Environmental Science
EPP 351
Water Resources Policy and Management
EPP 378
Environmental Law
EPP 379
Natural Resources Policy, Law, and Administration
GEOSCI 325
Regional Climatology
WATER 321
Stable Isotopes in the Environment
WATER 410
Agriculture-Water Nexus in Wisconsin
WATER 411
Agriculture-Water Nexus Field Experience
WATER 491
Senior Thesis/Research in Water Science
WATER 492
Special Topics in Water Science
WATER 497
Internship
WATER 498
Independent Study
Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin 1

Total Credits68

These are the course and credit requirements for an Accelerated Emphasis in Water Science. View the Accelerated Emphasis on the UW-Green Bay Catalog.

Water Science (Accelerated) -Integrated with graduate Environmental Science & Policy program


Supporting Courses33
WATER 201
Introduction to Water Science
BIOLOGY 203
& BIOLOGY 204
Principles of Biology: Organisms and Evolution
and Principles of Biology Lab: Organisms and Evolution

GEOSCI 202
Physical Geology
GEOSCI 222
Ocean of Air: Weather and Climate
CHEM 211
& CHEM 213
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 212
& CHEM 214
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory

MATH 260
Introductory Statistics
PHYSICS 103
Fundamentals of Physics I
or PHYSICS 201
Principles of Physics I
PHYSICS 203
Introductory Physics Lab I
Upper-Level Required Courses19
ENV SCI 335
Water and Waste Water Treatment
ENV SCI/ET 330
Hydrology
ENV SCI 401/601
Stream Ecology
or ENV SCI 403
Limnology
or ENV SCI 603
Limnology
ENV SCI 433/633
Ground Water: Resources and Regulations
or EPP 351
Water Resources Policy and Management
GEOSCI 432/632
Hydrogeology
WATER 444/644
Geochemistry of Natural Waters
Upper-Level Elective Courses: (Choose from the following)16
BIOLOGY 322
Environmental Microbiology
BIOLOGY 341
Ichthyology
BIOLOGY 357
Marine Biology
BIOLOGY 361
Introduction to Aquaculture
CHEM 311
Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 413/613
Instrumental Analysis
ECON 305
Natural Resources Economic Policy
ENV SCI 305
Environmental Systems
ENV SCI 320/520
The Soil Environment
ENV SCI 337
Environmental GIS
ENV SCI 338
Environmental Modeling
ENV SCI 339
Scientific Writing
ENV SCI 401
Stream Ecology
ENV SCI 403
Limnology
ENV SCI 424/624/ET 424
Hazardous and Toxic Materials
ENV SCI 425/625
Global Climate Change
ENV SCI 433/633
Ground Water: Resources and Regulations
ENV SCI 491
Senior Thesis/Research in Environmental Science
ENV SCI 492
Practicum in Environmental Science
EPP 351
Water Resources Policy and Management
EPP 378
Environmental Law
EPP 379
Natural Resources Policy, Law, and Administration
GEOSCI 325
Regional Climatology
WATER 321
Stable Isotopes in the Environment
WATER 410
Agriculture-Water Nexus in Wisconsin
WATER 411
Agriculture-Water Nexus Field Experience
WATER 491
Senior Thesis/Research in Water Science
WATER 492
Special Topics in Water Science
WATER 497
Internship
WATER 498
Independent Study
Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin 1

Total Credits68