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Environmental Science course descriptions are listed below for the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science. Core courses and other requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science are listed elsewhere on this website. Please go to the main UIW homepage for all other information on degree programs in the Sciences and Engineering, course enrollment at UIW, financial aid, and advising.

 

1410 Environmental Science and Laboratory Environmental Science is an integrated lecture and laboratory course involving the study of the physical and biological systems of the Earth, their complex connections and patterns, and human interactions with the environment. The course includes an examination of the challenges of preserving the productivity and diversity of biological systems for the continued maintenance of life on Earth. Fee.

3410 Research in Soil Conservation and Laboratory This course is a study of the social, environmental and economic value of soil, and the processes related to soil degradation. It includes an examination of the basic principles of soil management and soil conservation and associated use of best management practices, and a study of the technological advances that can be utilized to keep our soil resources sustainable. Prerequisite: BIOL 1401, 1402. Fee.

4315 Environmental Science Research This is a capstone course for Environmental Science majors. Students will use an integrated (interdisciplinary) approach for the study and analysis of an environmental problem. Prerequisite: Senior Environmental Science major. (Fall, Spring)

4460 Research in Water Quality This course includes applied biological and hydrological studies of the stream and associated floodplain environment including plant and macroinvertebrate survey, stream flow analysis, water chemistry, and applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for accurate mapping and detailed field data recording. Prerequisite: Senior level Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science majors. Other students must have permission of the instructor. Fee.

4499 Independent Study in Environmental Science This course includes a specific research project on a biology or chemistry topic with approval from the student's advisor. Prerequisite: Senior level Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science majors. Other students must have permission of the instructor. Fee.