UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Environmental science is the study of the natural environment, integrating the sciences with knowledge of our impacts on the planet and a desire to solve environmental problems. This interdisciplinary major is designed to prepare students to face increasingly complex challenges in the context of environmental quality management and sustainable development. Increased demands on the natural resources of the planet, as well as increased need for environmental protection and restoration, have created opportunities for well-trained individuals in the field.
The major integrates math, chemistry, physics, geology, hydrology, atmospheric science, soil science, biology and geospatial data analysis, and includes courses from a variety of departments, such as Plant and Earth Science, Agricultural Engineering Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Physics.
Environmental science majors are prepared to monitor, model and manage environmental systems in the areas of environmental quality and risk evaluation, sampling and analysis, remediation, research and regulatory compliance.