Freshwater Resources Minor

Freshwater impacts every aspect of our daily lives from the food we grow and the water we drink to the products we use and the recreational opportunities we enjoy. The Freshwater Resources minor complements a variety of majors to prepare you to engage with freshwater from a social, economic, policy, or natural resources perspective. Enhance the scope of your degree by demonstrating expertise in one of our most critical, shared natural resources.

The Freshwater Resources minor integrates with learning opportunities (courses, field trips, and internships) offered through the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin – a UW-System-wide initiative that aims to inspire and train the next generation of water professionals for Wisconsin and the world. Courses offered through the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin can apply toward completion of the Freshwater Resources minor.

Freshwater is the future and the skills and experiences obtained through the courses in the minor help prepare students for careers in water in both the public and private sectors, including water quality monitoring, fisheries management, ecological restoration, wildlife management, drinking and wastewater systems, environmental education, and more.

UW-Parkside is a member of the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin, a partnership that provides students with opportunities for water-related coursework, hands-on experiences, internships and research opportunities at campuses throughout the UW- System. Learn more at


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