Minor in Freshwater Sciences


The freshwater sciences minor requires 18 credits within the School of Freshwater Sciences, including six foundational credits from among the following courses:

FRSHWTR 101 Elements of Water (3 credits)

FRSHWTR 201 The Water Environment (3)

FRSHWTR 202 Life in Water (4)

FRSHWTR 392 Water-Energy-Food-Climate (3)

Students must earn the remaining 12 credits in advanced-level elective courses (numbered 300 or above) through the School of Freshwater Sciences:

FRSHWTR 321 Exploration of Inland Seas (3)

FRSHWTR 322 Ecology and Evolution of Freshwater Organisms (3)

FRSHWTR 341 Sanitation and Sustainability (3)

FRSHWTR 342 Water Pollution, Technology and Management (3)

FRSHWTR 361 Intro to Environmental Data Systems (3)

FRSHWTR 362 Calculating Nature (3)

FRSHWTR 391 Water and Natural Resource Economics (3 credits)

FRSHWTR 392 Water-Energy-Food-Climate (3)

FRSHWTR 393 Water Law, Policy and the Environment (3)

FRSHWTR 421 Molecular Level Tools to Understand Larger Scale Change (3)

FRSHWTR 461 Politics and Policy of Sustainability (3)

FRSHWTR 471 Introduction to Sensing Networks (3)

FRSHWTR 510 Economics, Policy, and Management of Water (3)

FRSHWTR 583 Cost-Benefit Analysis for Environ Decision Making (3)

FRSHWTR 584 Aquatic Ecosystem Valuation (3)

FRSHWTR 585 Applied Water Statistics and Data Manipulation (3)

The school requires that students attain at least a 2.0 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work.

For more information about the minor, please contact us at freshwater@uwm.edu.