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    Environmental Science Major

    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.

    Environmental Science


    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

    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


    Send us an email or give us a call: Dr. Dale Splinter at or 262-472-5156.


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


    Office of the Dean
    Rebecca Reichert
    Phone: (262) 472-1621

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