Approved Courses & Prerequisites

Environmental Science

Checklists and 4-Year Plans

BS Natural Sciences Emphasis 

BS Geosciences Emphasis 

BS Environmental Resource Management Emphasis 

Approved Courses and Prerequisites

Natural Science Emphasis Track

Approved CoursePrerequisite(s)
Biology 141 - Intro. Biology  I None - Corequisite = Math 141
Biology 142 – Intro Biology  II Biology 141
Chemistry 104 – Intro Chemistry Chemistry 102, Math 141
Chemistry 251 – Organic Chemistry Chemistry 104
Geog 210 - Physical Geography Coreq. = Math 141
Geol 301 - Environmental Geology None
Physics 130 - Physics Foundations Math 141 or consent of instructor
Biology 251 - Introduction to Genetics [Biology 141, 142, Chem 102] C or better
Biology 257 - Introduction to Ecology [Biology 141, 142] C or better
Biology 258 - Field Experience [Biology 141, 142] C or better; Coreq Biol 257
Biology 353 - Plant Taxonomy [Biology 141, 142] C or better
BIOLOGY 370 - Aquatic Biology [Biol 141, 142, 257, Chem 102] C or better
BIOLOGY 442 - Environmental Toxicology [Biol 214 OR 257; Chem 102] with C or better
BIOLOGY 450 - Entomology [Biology 141, 142] C or better
BIOLOGY 451 - Nat. Hist. Yellowstone NP & Up Great Plains Biol 141 or Biol 120 & consent of instructor
BIOLOGY 457 - General Ecology [Biol 141, 142, 257, 258, Chem 102] C or better & Biol 303 or Psych 215 or Math 231, 342
Biology – 491 Travel Study to the OuterBanks Consent of Instructor
Biology – 493 Internship Consent of Instructor

 

Geosciences Emphasis Track

Approved CoursePrerequisite(s)
GEOGRPY - 210 Physical Geography Math 141 corequisite
CHEM 104 - Introductory Chemistry II None
PHYSCS 130 - Physics Foundations None
GEOGRPY 120 - Intro. To Weather & Climate (Online) Math 141 corequisite
GEOGRPY 290 - Spatial Analysis Math 143
GEOGRPY 300 - Soil Science Geog 210 or Geol 100
GEOGRPY 310 - Geomorphology Geog 210 or Geol 100
GEOGRPY 320 - Meteorology and Climate Geog 210 or Consent of Instructor
GEOGRAPY 323 - Water Resources Geog 210 or Geol 100 or Geol 101 or Biol 142 or Consent of Instructor
GEOGRAPY 330 - Biogeography Geog 210 or Biol 120
GEOGRAPY 352 - Geohazards Geog 210 or Geol 100 or Geol 101 or equivalent
GEOGRAPY 377 - Remote Sensing of the Environment Geog 210 or Consent of Instructor
GEOGRAPY 420 - Human Climate Interactions Geog 320
GEOGRAPY 423 - Rivers and Floods Geog 210 or Geog 323 or Geol 100 or Geol 101
GEOGRAPY 450 - Advanced Methods in Physical Geography Geog 300 or Geog 310 or Geol 301/501
GEOGRAPY 470 - Applied Environmental and Nat Res GIS Geog 270, Geog 370 or consent of instructor
GEOLGY 204 - Earth and Life History [Math 140 or 141] corequisite
GEOLGY 300 - Oceanography [Math 140 or 141] corequisite
GEOLGY 301 Environmental Geology Geol 100 or Geol 101 
GEOLGY 317 - Paleontology  Geol 100 or Geol 101 & Geol 204 or Biol 142 or Consent of instructor
GEOLGY 352 - Geohazards Geog 210 or Geol 100 or Geol 101 or equivalent
GEOLGY 451 - Nat. Hist. Yellowstone NP & Up Great Plains Biol 141 or Biol 120 & consent of instructor
GEOLGY 492 - Field Studies in Geology Geol 100 corequsite or consent of instructor
Biology 141 - Intro. Biology  I None - Corequisite = Math 141
Biology 142 – Intro Biology  II Biology 141
Chemistry 104 – Intro Chemistry Chemistry 102, Math 141
Physics 130 - Physics Foundations Math 141 or consent of instructor

 

Environmental Resource Management Emphasis Track

Approved CoursePrerequisite(s)
SAFETY 420 - Principles of Environ Management Chem 102, 104 or 1 yr. of Gen Chem
SAFETY/FNBSLW 453 - Fundamentals of Env Law Jr. Status or consent of instructor        
SAFETY 489 - Hazardous Materials Management Chem 102, 104 or 1 yr. of Gen Chem
SAFETY 493 - Air Pollution Evaluation & Control Safety 380
SAFETY/MANGEMNT 496 - Sustainable Bus. in Caribbean None
FNBSLW 440 - Water Law FNBSLW 341
ACCOUNT 490 - Environmental and Sustainability Account None
ECON 471 - Natural Resource and Environmental Econ Econ 201 OR Econ 212
ENG 260 - American Environmental Literature English 101
ENG 472 - Nature Writing English 101, 102
POLSCI 343 - U.S. Environmental Politics and Policy None
PHILSPHY 248 - Environmental Ethics None
SOCIOLOGY 321 - Sociology of Natural Disasters 3 units of Sociology or consent of instructor
SOCIOLOGY 319 - Introduction to Environmental Sociology  Gened 130 or 140 or Sociology 250
GEOGRAPY 420 - Human Climate Interactions Geog 320 or consent of instructor
GEOGRAPY 452 - Cultural Ecol and Sustainable Devel Geog 320 or Geog 252 or Consent
WMSTUDIES - 481 - Gender, Ethnicity, and the Env. Sophomore standing

Location

College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

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Contact

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Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621
E-mail: reicherr@uww.edu

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