UWM Now Offers Bachelor Of Science In Freshwater Sciences

UWM Now Offers Bachelor Of Science In Freshwater Sciences

Want to save the world? Have a great career? Make a difference? The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is now offering a Bachelor of Science in Freshwater Sciences.

UWM’s BS in Freshwater Sciences degree program gives undergraduates access to the same exceptional facilities, faculty and hands-on learning experiences that have prepared graduate students for successful careers in research, industry, advocacy or government.

Students can choose between Aquatic Sciences or Water Policy as the focus for their undergraduate studies. Both tracks combine core classes in natural sciences, mathematics, economics and computer science with additional coursework in areas such as sustainability and environmental law.

A BS in Freshwater Sciences allows students to help solve some of the world’s most pressing water problems with real, data-driven solutions. Fight climate change, ensure safe drinking water, protect our lakes and beaches, advance sustainable fisheries…whatever challenge a student wants to tackle, the Freshwater Sciences major will provide preparation for success..

As part of the program, students get hands-on learning at UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences, located in Milwaukee’s Harbor District. The school features world-class labs and immediate access to field opportunities around the Great Lakes, local beaches, urban waterways and other ecosystems.

Plus, a bachelor’s degree in Freshwater Sciences gives you the foundation you need for a rewarding career in a broad range of fields, including:

  • Environmental consulting
  • Field and laboratory research
  • Habitat restoration and conservation
  • Resource management
  • Science communication and education
  • Water policy and advocacy
  • Water treatment and technology

Story posted Jan. 25, 2021