College of Letters & Sciences
Upham Hall

Environmental Science

Contact Information

Dale Splinter
Phone: (262) 472-5156
Location: Upham Hall 103

Environmental Science Major

Our new environmental science major prepares you to face the challenges of a changing world. Your courses will give you a strong and diverse foundation for a rewarding career in a green future.


Focus on your area of interest by choosing one of three track emphases:

  • Natural science:
    With an emphasis in biology and chemistry courses
  • Geosciences:
    With coursework in geography, geology and geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Environmental resource management:
    With courses in environmental ethics, sustainable development and policy issues

You'll broaden your perspective with courses from other tracks, and you'll cap your coursework working with a team to solve a real environmental problem in our region. All environmental science majors will benefit from UW-Whitewater's innovative water programs and partnership with the Milwaukee Water Council.

Environmental science majors could find careers in:

  • Air quality management
  • Conservation/game warden
  • Environmental consulting
  • Environmental health
  • Environmental law
  • Environmental non-profit
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental safety
  • Environmental toxicology
  • Forestry
  • Hazardous materials management
  • Hydrology
  • Industrial environmental management
  • Land use planning
  • Mining
  • Natural resources management
  • Peace Corps
  • Research
  • Risk analysis
  • Waste management
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Water quality analysis