Water Science Major

Area of Emphasis

Students must complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis:

  • General
  • Accelerated- Integrated with graduate Environmental Science & Policy program

General  

Supporting Courses33
Introduction to Water Science
Principles of Biology: Organisms, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology Lab: Organisms, Ecology, and Evolution
Physical Geology
Ocean of Air: Weather and Climate
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory
Introductory Statistics
Fundamentals of Physics I
Principles of Physics I
Upper-Level Required Courses19
Water and Waste Water Treatment
Advanced Water and Waste Water Treatment
Hydrology
Hydrogeology
Geochemistry of Natural Waters
Stream Ecology
Limnology
Ground Water: Resources and Regulations
Water Resources Policy and Management
Upper-Level Elective Courses: (Choose from the following)16
Environmental Microbiology
Ichthyology
Introduction to Aquaculture
Analytical Chemistry
Instrumental Analysis
Natural Resources Economic Policy
Environmental Systems
The Soil Environment
Pollution Prevention
Environmental GIS
Environmental Modeling
Scientific Writing
Stream Ecology
Limnology
Hazardous and Toxic Materials
Global Climate Change
Ground Water: Resources and Regulations
Senior Thesis/Research in Environmental Science
Practicum in Environmental Science
Regional Climatology
Water Resources Policy and Management
Environmental Law
Natural Resources Policy, Law, and Administration
Stable Isotopes in the Environment
Senior Thesis/Research in Water Science
Internship
Independent Study
Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin 1
Total Credits68

Accelerated -Integrated with graduate Environmental Science & Policy program 

Supporting Courses33
Introduction to Water Science
Principles of Biology: Organisms, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology Lab: Organisms, Ecology, and Evolution
Physical Geology
Ocean of Air: Weather and Climate
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory
Introductory Statistics
Fundamentals of Physics I
Principles of Physics I
Upper-Level Required Courses19
Water and Waste Water Treatment
Hydrology
Stream Ecology
Limnology
Limnology
Ground Water: Resources and Regulations
Water Resources Policy and Management
Hydrogeology
Geochemistry of Natural Waters
Upper-Level Elective Courses: (Choose from the following)16
Environmental Microbiology
Ichthyology
Introduction to Aquaculture
Analytical Chemistry
Instrumental Analysis
Natural Resources Economic Policy
Environmental Systems
The Soil Environment
Pollution Prevention
Environmental GIS
Environmental Modeling
Scientific Writing
Stream Ecology
Limnology
Hazardous and Toxic Materials
Global Climate Change
Ground Water: Resources and Regulations
Senior Thesis/Research in Environmental Science
Practicum in Environmental Science
Regional Climatology
Water Resources Policy and Management
Environmental Law
Natural Resources Policy, Law, and Administration
Stable Isotopes in the Environment
Senior Thesis/Research in Water Science
Internship
Independent Study
Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin 1
Total Credits68