Undergraduate Minor

The Conservation and Environmental Science minor is intended for individuals majoring in a related discipline and desire an introduction to ecosystem management, natural resources conservation, environmental assessment, and/or environmental interpretation.


The Conservation and Environmental Science minor requires completion of a minimum of 25 credits distributed among CES courses and approved electives, with at least 12 credits in upper-level (numbered 300 and above) courses. Students must complete at least 9 upper-level credits for the minor in residence at UWM and must attain a 2.0 GPA on all UWM credits attempted for the minor. In addition, the College requires that students attain a 2.0 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including transfer work.

Introductory Core Requirements 1
CES 210Introduction to Conservation and Environmental Science3
GEO SCI 100Introduction to the Earth3
or GEOG 120 Our Physical Environment
Select one of the following:4-5
Chemical Science
General Chemistry
General Chemistry for Engineering
BIO SCI 102Elements of Biology3
or BIO SCI 150 Foundations of Biological Sciences I
Upper-Level Requirements
CES 471Practicum in Natural Resources Management3-4
or GEOG 350 Conservation of Natural Resources
Select at least 9 upper-level (numbered 300 or above) credits 29
Total Credits25-27