Work with employers and our Career Development Manager to prepare for water related internships, jobs, and future careers.

Develop your water industry contacts through seminars, career fairs, volunteer activities, and networking events. You’ll gain and enhance your teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving soft skills through our courses, workshops, and mentoring activities. See our Water Careers page for more information.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Freshwater Curriculum

Freshwater Core Course Syllabi (examples of past syllabi)

Course # Course Title
FRSHWTR 502 Aquatic Ecosystem Dynamics
FRSHWTR 504 Quantitative Freshwater Analysis
FRSHWTR 506 Environmental Health of Freshwater Ecosystems
FRSHWTR 508 Aquatic Technologies
FRSHWTR 510 Economics, Policy and Management of Water


PhD Academic Forms
MS Thesis Academic Forms
MS Professional Science Academic Forms
Office of Research Resources

Office of Research website

  • Research Compliance – Links to all UWM Compliance Programs, including Human Subjects, Animals, and the Responsible Conduct of Research program.
  • Research Resources – Links to programs and services to help UWM researchers with research project development, implementation, and management needs.
  • Training – Information on Proposal Development, Grant Management, and Research Compliance Training Programs.
  • Find Funding – Links to a variety of Comprehensive Search Engines and Funding Alert Services for federal and non-federal opportunities including the PIVOT Funding Database.
UWM Student Resources
  • Tuition and Fees – Freshwater sciences courses are on-campus graduate level
  • Registrar’s Office – Add/drop classes, academic calendar, changing schedule
  • Enrollment – Transcripts, graduation, PAWS, Registrar Office forms
  • UWM Graduate School Professional Development
  • UWM Career Planning & Resource Center
  • PantherJobs
  • Poster Printing – Large format color printing is available to students for course or research-related projects at no cost through Visual Design Services
  • UWM Parking & Transit provides shuttle vans for transportation to/from SFS from the main campus for students and staff during the spring and fall semesters.  To schedule a pick up, please call: (414) 229-7431, Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm or (414) 229-6469, Monday-Friday 6:00pm-2:00am and weekends.
    *The shuttle vans do not run during the summer.
  • Writing Center – The Writing Center welcomes all UWM writers to meet one-on-one, confidentially, with a well-qualified tutor to discuss any writing project, and at any stage of the work. Appointments or walk-ins accepted, in-person or online.