With a degree in freshwater sciences or atmospheric science, you can turn your passion for the environment into a fulfilling career.
Our undergraduate degree programs combine foundational coursework with multiple hands-on experiences to help you launch your career. Our graduate degree programs offer extensive research and internship opportunities to advance your expertise.
As a freshwater sciences student, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art labs and equipment, a genomics center and research vessels that provide opportunities to develop skills in the latest scientific techniques. As an atmospheric science student, you’ll meet all the requirements to be employed by the National Weather Service or another federal agency as a meteorologist.
Student and Alumni Spotlight
- Freshwater Practicum Leads to Practical Recommendations for WDNRScience is anything but a solitary endeavor. Addressing complex environmental issues requires an interdisciplinary approach, as students who took the spring “Freshwater Practicum” at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee learned. The … Read more
- UWM Students Dive Into Freshwater Research in One of World’s Most Unique LakesLaguna Bacalar, Mexico’s second largest natural lake, is one of the most unique freshwater lakes on Earth. Part of an important ecological corridor, ranging from tropical forest to the Caribbean … Read more
- Spectrum News Features PhD Candidate’s Work on Recycling Oilfield-produced WaterJoshua Swigart, a former environmental consultant for the oil industry, is now a PhD candidate at the School of Freshwater Sciences. Working with Laodong Guo and Marcia Silva, he is … Read more