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Curriculum Guide

View the Curriculum Guide on the UW-Green Bay Catalog.

Curriculum Guide 

The following is an example of a four-year Water Science program and is a representation of one possible pathway. Students are encouraged to plan ahead and check with your advisor to ensure that they have the most accurate and up-to-date information available about a particular four-year degree option. Because some courses are fall/spring and even/odd year basis, timing of certain courses may vary.  Students are encouraged to consider a minor that pairs well with Water Science. 120 credits necessary to graduate. 

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
WATER 201 Introduction to Water Science 3
GEOSCI 202 Physical Geology 4
First Year Seminar 3
English Comp 100 or Gen Ed 3
Gen Ed or Math Course 3
 Credits16
Spring
BIOLOGY 203 Principles of Biology: Organisms, Ecology, and Evolution 3
BIOLOGY 204 Principles of Biology Lab: Organisms, Ecology, and Evolution 1
GEOSCI 222 Ocean of Air: Weather and Climate 3
MATH 260 Introductory Statistics 4
Gen Ed 4
 Credits15
Sophomore
Fall
CHEM 211 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 213 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1
ENV SCI 330 Hydrology 3
ENV SCI 401
or ENV SCI 403
Stream Ecology
or Limnology
4
Gen Ed or Elective 4
 Credits16
Spring
CHEM 212 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHEM 214 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory 1
ENV SCI 335 Water and Waste Water Treatment 3
ENV SCI 337 Environmental GIS 3
Gen Ed or Elective 4
 Credits15
Junior
Fall
ENV SCI 433
or PU EN AF 351
Ground Water: Resources and Regulations 1
or Water Resources Policy and Management
3
PHYSICS 103
or PHYSICS 201
Fundamentals of Physics I
or Principles of Physics I
5
WATER 444 Geochemistry of Natural Waters 3
Elective 4
 Credits15
Spring
GEOSCI 432 Hydrogeology 3
PU EN AF 351
or ENV SCI 433
Water Resources Policy and Management 1
or Ground Water: Resources and Regulations
3
WATER 321 Stable Isotopes in the Environment (Recommended) 1
Elective 6
Gen Ed 3
 Credits16
Senior
Fall
WATER 498
or WATER 497
Independent Study (Recommended)
or Internship
1-4
ENV SCI 403
or ENV SCI 401
Limnology
or Stream Ecology
4
Elective 4
Elective 4
 Credits13-16
Spring
Electives 8
Gen Ed 6
WATER 497
or WATER 498
Internship (Recommended)
or Independent Study
1-3
 Credits15-17
 Total Credits121-126