Freshwater scientists provide scientifically sound management of natural and constructed water systems for productive and equitable use while sustaining natural biota, diversity and freshwater availability. They also generate solutions to the problems facing freshwater through a complete understanding of water resources, the social systems in which they operate, and the application of technology, conservation, and sustainable management practices.
Studies in Freshwater Sciences will help students prepare for careers in ecological and environmental sciences, natural resources, technology, policy, and business relevant to freshwater systems and resources. A minor in Freshwater Sciences also prepares students for professional careers in business and industry, government, non-profit organizations, as well as graduate studies in freshwater and environmental sciences.
At least 12 credits must be taken from courses listed 300 or above in residence at UWM. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 in minor courses attempted at UWM. In additional, students must attain a GPA of 2.0 in all minor courses attempted, including all transfer work. The minor consists of 18 credits in Freshwater Sciences.
|Complete 6 credits from the following list:||6|
|Elements of Water|
|The Water Environment|
|Life in Water|
|Water, Energy, Food, and Climate|
|Choose 12 credits from the following electives:||12|
|Exploration of Inland Seas|
|Ecology and Evolution of Freshwater Organisms|
|Sanitation and Sustainability|
|Water Pollution, Technology and Management|
|Introduction to Environmental Data Systems|
|Water and Natural Resource Economics|
|Water Law, Policy, and the Environment|
|Molecular Level Tools to Understand Larger Scale Change|
|Politics and Policy of Sustainability|
|Introduction to Sensing Networks|
|Economics, Policy and Management of Water|
|Cost-Benefit Analysis for Environmental Resource Decisions|
|Aquatic Ecosystem Services Valuation|
|Applied Water Statistics and Data Manipulation|