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Environmental Science, B.A. / B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Focus on your area of interest by choosing one of three track emphases of the Environmental Science program of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater:

  • 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Science
  • GIS I: Mapping Our World
  • North American Environmental History
  • General Chemistry
  • Cultural Ecology and Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Submit an application and pay the non-refundable $50 application fee
  • A copy of your high school transcript
  • English Language Proficiency Scores
  • Submit the Certification of Finances Form
  • Submit a bank statement showing enough liquid funds to cover the total cost outlined here
  • Submit the biographical page in your passport electronically

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7694 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7694 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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