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What will I learn?

At UWM, students with a passion for nature and the environment can obtain a solid education in the natural sciences that are central to environmental science - biology, geosciences, and chemistry - and the social sciences of geography, economics, and politics which guide the application of conservation and environmental science in the real world.

Students at UWM can focus their conservation and environmental science work around land resources, water resources, biological resources/biodiversity, or environmental analysis. Internships and field work complement classroom learning. These opportunities can be found locally at UWM's own Field Station, on Lake Michigan aboard UWM's R/V Neeskay vessel, and at local agencies, or abroad in places as far flung as Iceland, Africa, Romania and the Caribbean.

An active Conservation Club is another student advantage at UWM. Activities range from on-campus sustainability projects to professional networking and more.

UWM’s CES major builds on students’ passion to solve environmental issues through either a BS or a BA degree. The BS requires more courses in math, biology, chemistry, and science and is suitable for careers in field or laboratory work, while the BA has fewer electives in science for a career in public programming, education, or administration.

Because of the breadth and flexibility of this major, students should consult with the Director and/or Coordinator to plan a course of study, preferably before the start of their sophomore year. It is particularly important to begin the introductory course sequences early, since they are prerequisites for advanced courses.

It is recommended that students obtain at least one semester of practical work or internship experience, either as an employee or as a volunteer, with state or federal resource management agencies, consulting firms, conservation or environmental organizations, or with nature centers or local parks.

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$21,701.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 January 2022

Venue

College of Letters and Science

2442 E Hartford Avenue,

MILWAUKEE,

Wisconsin,

53211, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school graduation (or the equivalent) is required for admission.

For international students

High school graduation (or the equivalent) is required for admission.

English Language Proficiency

  • TOEFL IBT: 65-120
  • TOEFL PBT: 513-677
  • IELTS: 5.0-9.0
  • PTEA: 45+
  • IB: 5 In HL English
  • British A – Level: C or Better

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

With more than 200 academic programs the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been the first choice for more than 195,000 alumni across the globe.

  • A globally engaged, top research university
  • Located in Wisconsin’s largest city, Milwaukee
  • Offers over 200 academic programs
  • 17:1 student-to-teacher ratio