The Center for Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies major is designed for students who have a strong interest in environmental issues. The program provides a learning environment that prepares students to understand and respond to local, regional, and global environmental challenges. It develops an appreciation for the scope of environmental problems and the consequences of various solutions. 

All graduates share a core curriculum covering natural and social sciences, statistics, and environmental chemistry that gives students core competencies in key areas demanded by all employers and professional programs. 

The Environmental Studies major prepares students for a great variety of careers, such as wildlife conservation, science teaching, environmental monitoring, environmental law, government policy, and writing or broadcasting on environmental issues.

Freshwater Camp 2022

As the 2022 school year was just cooling down, the collaborative Freshwater Camp at UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater was heating up. High school juniors and seniors from Wisconsin and northern Illinois arrived at the UW-Parkside campus early Monday morning to start a week-long exploration of freshwater careers while enjoying recreational opportunities that Wisconsin's waterways provide.

After dropping off their gear in the dorms, the students headed for the Root River Environmental Education Community Center (REC) for kayaking and water testing.


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