The Environmental Science Web Site provides information on the Environmental Science degree plan, core requirements, course descriptions in the major, course information for minors in Geology and Engineering Physics, faculty in the Sciences and Engineering, and program philosophy. Course offerings are subject to change each semester, and the student should check the online course schedule for changes and updates on course offerings for a particular semester. Please use the links on this website to find all other information about UIW.

Environmental Science Degree Program

The Environmental Science degree program is designed for students who wish to receive a comprehensive environmental science education for the purpose of research into and management of Earth's natural resources, and for promotion of environmental protection of these resources for public health and welfare. Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary program which prepares students for entering a wide variety of professional careers as well as graduate programs in pollution abatement, conservation, environmental assessment, and education. Government, industry, and private research groups provide entry-level positions for environmental scientists.

The Environmental Science program provides a comprehensive liberal arts education with a unique core curriculum connected with a broad-based and in-depth education in biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. The student also has the opportunity to minor in geology or physics. Students will gain an understanding of how the physical, biological, and chemical processes operate in the natural environment of the Earth and comprehend the complex connections and interactions among these processes. Students will learn the necessity of conserving our natural resources for maintaining and improving the quality of human life and students will develop a sense of service toward promoting environmental stewardship for future generations.

Environmental Science Society

The newly formed Environmental Science Society is inviting all environmental science majors and anyone else interested in environmental science to join. The purpose of the society is to bring together all who are interested in environmental science, personally or professionally, to create a community that supports each other, conducts outreach to the community, and prepares students for their careers.

Please contact Dr. Mike Maguigan by telephone at (210) 283-5047, or by email at for questions or comments about the information provided on this site.

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."

- John Muir