UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Degree Requirements

Conservation and Environmental Planning

University Requirements

Global Perspectives: GEOL 350 Geological Destinies of Nations (recommended) 3 cr.
American Cultural Diversity: ENGL 228 Literature of Environmental Justice (recommended) 3 cr.

General Education

BIOL 150, CHEM 115, ESM 105

Core Courses

ESM 151 Introduction to Land Use Theory and Practice 3 cr.
ESM 220 Environmental Sustainability 3 cr.
ESM 245 Foundations of Ecological Restoration 2 cr.
ESM 270 Internship 2-4 cr.
ESM 303 Environmental Policies and Administration 3 cr.
ESM 333 Remote Sensing of Natural Resources 3 cr.
OR ESM 363 GIS Applications in Resource Management 3 cr.
ESM 360 Hydrology and Water Quality 4 cr.
ESM 485 Seminar: Resource Management 1 cr.

Support Courses

SOIL 120 Introduction to Soils 3 cr.
AGEC 230 Introduction to Agricultural Economics 3 cr.
GEOG 250 introduction to GIS 3 cr.
CHEM 215 Chemistry Lab Concepts and Techniques 1 cr.

Conservation Option

SOIL 440 Soil and Water Conservation 4 cr.
GENG 235 Surveying 3 cr.
BIOL 210 General Botany 3 cr.
OR BIOL 230 General Zoology 3 cr.
BIOL 344 Wildlife Biology 4 cr.
BIOL 360 Ecology 3 cr.
AGEC 450 Introduction to Natural Resources Economics 3 cr.
ESM 109 Introduction to Forestry 2 cr.

Directed Electives - 15 credits

ESM 343, ESM 345, ESM 363, SOIL 250, SOIL 311, SOIL 325, SOIL 350, AET 333, AET 355, AGEN 365, BIOL 230, BIOL 333, BIOL 354, BIOL 434, BIOL 444, GEOG 360, GEOG 366, GEOG 368, GEOG 460, GENG 121, GENG 368, GEOL 327, GEOL 445, CROP 263, CROP 266, CROP 267, CROP 368, CROP 468, HORT 250, HORT 255, HORT 268, HORT 310, HORT 327, HORT 347, HORT 352, SOCI 200, CJ 202, CJ 310, CJ 320, CJ 322, CJ 376, CJ 379, CJ 430, CJ 435, SOCI 208, SOCI 218, SOCI 225 / ANTH 225, SOCI 240, SOCI 330, SOCI 410, SOCI 445

General Electives - 5-10 credits

Environmental Planning Option

ESM 251 Community Decision-Making 3 cr.
ESM 351 Planning for Sustainable Communities 3 cr.
ESM 411 Site and Landscape Planning 4 cr.
ESM 435 Advanced Land Use Planning and Design 4 cr.
AGEC 445 / ESM 445 Land Use and Sustainable Agricultural Law 3 cr.
GEOL 269 Environmental Geology 3 cr.

Directed Electives - 15 credits

ESM 343, ESM 345, ESM 363, SOIL 250, SOIL 311, SOIL 325, SOIL 350, AET 333, AET 355, AGEN 365, BIOL 230, BIOL 333, BIOL 354, BIOL 434, BIOL 444, GEOG 360, GEOG 366, GEOG 368, GEOG 460, GENG 121, GENG 368, GEOL 327, GEOL 445, CROP 263, CROP 266, CROP 267, CROP 368, CROP 468, HORT 250, HORT 255, HORT 268, HORT 310, HORT 327, HORT 347, HORT 352

General Electives - 7-12 credits