Academics opportunities for students
UW-Whitewater offers environmental training in several areas including learning communities, degree options, and classes with sustainability emphases.
Environmental Studies Minor
Our most general and flexible degree option, this minor allows students from a variety of disciplines to explore both the human and biophysical side of contemporary environmental issues. Students will take classes from biology, geography, economics, and sociology to prepare them for an environmental career related to their major. For more information, see Environmental Studies Minor details, the Undergraduate Catalog, or contact Dr. Eric Compas.
Environmental Management Minor
A major responsibility of occupational safety and environmental health staff is to manage environmental hazards created by operational and procedural processes at industrial and manufacturing facilities. This minor will introduce environmental management concepts to the students and prepare them to be successful in those environmental management responsibilities. For more information, please see Environmental Management Minor or contact Dr. Andrew Kapp
Environmental Science Licensure for Education Majors
Students within the Bachelors of Elementary and Secondary Education can acquire an Environmental Sciences license following coursework similar to the Environmental Studies Minor. For more information, see Environmental Science Licensure for Education Majors or contact Dr. Liesl Hohenshel
Sustainability in the College of Business and Economics(COBE)
The college offers two environment-related learning communities, Conscious Capitalists and Green Business is Good Business, which provide classes tailored to incorporate environmental and ethical concerns. Additionally, the college has made a broad effort to incorporate environmental issues across their curriculum. See their site http://wicits.uww.edu/sustainability for more information.