Environmental Science and Conservation Major, B.S.

Course Title Credits
Required Core
BIOLOGY 1650The Unity of Life5
BIOLOGY 1750The Diversity of Life5
Chemistry - Choose from CHEMSTRY 1050, CHEMSTRY 1450, or CHEMSTRY 1140 and CHEMSTRY 12405-8
Survey of General Chemistry
Chemistry for Engineers
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
ENVSS 1040Planet Earth4
ENVSS 2370The Land Ethic3
ENVSS 2380Land Ethic Practicum I3
ENVSS 3230Geographic Information Systems4
ENVSS 3330Environmental Conservation3
SEJ 2230Introduction to Social and Environmental Justice3
Required Supporting Courses
MATH 1830Elementary Statistics3-4
or MATH 2640 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Environmental Policy (Choose one)3
Environmental and Wildlife Crime
Sustainability Policy and Practice
Introduction to Public Policy
Environmental Ethics
PHLSPHY 3440Environmental Ethics3
or PHLSPHY 3540 Science, Technology, and Ethics
Natural Processes (Choose two; students who take more than two courses from the Natural Processes list may be able to apply any additional course(s) to the Natural and Physical Science concentration)6-8
Global Landforms
Fire Ecology
Global Environmental Change
Environmental Research, Environmental Internship (Choose two)2-9
Ecological Methods and Research 1
Guided Research (Repeatable)
Cooperative Field Experience
Environmental Research Synthesis and Dissemination
ENVSS 4950Environment and Society Seminar3
Environmental Science and Conservation Concentrations12
Students will take at least 9 credits from their chosen concentration below. At least one course must be from a different discipline than the other chosen courses. Students will also take at least 3 credits from the other concentration.
Natural and Physical Science Concentration
Plants and Society
Fungi, Algae and Bryophytes
Invertebrate Zoology
Ecology and Evolution
Plant Communities of Wisconsin
Freshwater Biology
Selected Regional Habitats
Environmental Chemistry Lab
Environmental Chemistry
Restoration Revegetation
Wetland Ecology, Restoration and Management
Fundamentals of Energy Sources
Sustainability: Ecology, Resources and Practice
Biorenewable Resources
Environmental Engineering
Groundwater Hydrology
Remote Sensing of the Environment
The Western Trip: Regional Studies of Environment and Society in the Western United States
Place-Based Pursuits in Environmental Sciences and Society
Soil and Water Conservation
People and Planet Concentration
World Population, Food and Resources
Principles of Microeconomics
The Political Economy of Race, Gender and Ethnicity
Energy, Environment, and Society
Green Building Design
Social Context of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Race, Gender, and Class in the U.S.
The Native American Experience
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
Social Inequalities
Native American Art
World Regional Geography
Geography of the Driftless Area
Space, Place, and Gender
Geography of the National Parks
Race, Gender, and United States Labor History
US Legal History of Race and Gender
History of Western Science
History of Science and Technology in Europe: Faculty-Led Short-Term Intl Exp
Introduction to Mass Media
International Human Rights
Introduction to Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Gender and Society
Contemporary Social Problems
Society and the Environment
Rural Sociology
Women in Science and Engineering
Total Credits67-80

BIOLOGY 2420 is a prerequisite, and BIOLOGY 3450, or consent of instructor, is a corequisite.