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
- What Happens to the Buoys in Winter?The School of Freshwater Sciences launches and maintains a number of buoys in Lake Michigan, which provide information for research and recreation from late spring through fall. What happens to … Read more
- PhD Student Researches How Nanoparticles in Batteries Affect Aquatic EnvironmentsHow will nanoparticles found in lithium batteries and electric vehicles affect the environment and aquatic species? Eric Ostovich, a PhD student in the Klaper Lab at the UW-Milwaukee School of … Read more
- 2023 Summer Field Research in the Yucatán Peninsula, MexicoWant to explore one of the most unique aquatic ecosystems in the world? Join the School of Freshwater Sciences' International Research Experience for Students. The program provides an opportunity for … Read more
- Microplastics pass through fish, but do they cause harm?By Laura Otto, UWM Report When Dong-Fang Deng and her students make feed for the fish they raise at UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences, they often use ground fishmeal – … Read more
Our students learn, research and discover in state-of-the-art labs and on the region’s top research fleet, right on the shore of Lake Michigan.
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