Environmental Science and Conservation Major, B.S.

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
BIOLOGY 1910Environmental Science4
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 (Recommended)
Other Core
GEOGRPHY 1040Planet Earth4
or GEOLOGY 1140 Physical Geology
GEOGRPHY 3230Geographic Information Systems3
MATH 1830Elementary Statistics3-4
or MATH 2640 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
RECLAM 4940Project Management in Reclamation and Restoration3
or BUSADMIN 3580 Principles of Project Management and Sustainable Development
Required Environmental Law/Policy Courses (Choose one)3
Sustainability Policy and Practice
Introduction to American Government
Environmental Law
Required Environmental Ethics Courses (Choose one) 3
Environmental Ethics
Science, Technology, and Ethics
Required Environmental Social Sciences Courses (Choose one) 3
Principles of Microeconomics
Environmental Conservation
Required Environmental Humanities Course3
Introduction to Social and Environmental Justice
Required Environmental Science Opportunity from the Start Experience 4
The Land Ethic
Required Foundational Research Experience (Choose one)3
Fundamentals of Biological Investigations
Ecological Methods and Research (Recommended)
Conducting Environmental Research (Choose one)1-3
Senior Thesis 1
Guided Research 2
Research Synthesis and Dissemination3
Geography Seminar
Additional Courses12
Students will take at least 9 credits from their chosen group. At least one class must be from a different discipline than the other chosen classes. Students will also take at least 3 credits from the other group.
Natural and Physical Science
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
Fundamentals of Energy Sources
Sustainability: Ecology, Resources and Practice
Biorenewable Resources
Environmental Engineering
Groundwater Hydrology
Global Landforms
Weather and Climate
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Field Geography of the Western United States
Global Environmental Change
Geography Field Sudy
Reclamation Revegetation
Wetland Ecology, Restoration and Management
Soil and Water Conservation
People and Planet
World Population, Food and Resources
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
Native American Art
Social Inequalities
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
Rural Sociology
Women in Science and Engineering
Ethnic and Gender Equity in Education
Total Credits67-73