Environmental Science


The Environmental Science program prepares graduates to meet rapidly shifting global career demands and opportunities focused on environmental preservation, restoration and sustainable management.

Students can concentrate their studies in these areas: 

  • Aquatic Biology » prepares students for professional government and private sector careers in sustainable management and conservation of aquatic populations, communities and ecosystems. 
  • Environmental Health » prepares students for careers as environmental health practitioners, which represent up to a quarter of the local public health workforce.
  • Land Resources » prepares students for careers in the fields of conservation ecology and terrestrial/wetland ecosystem management/restoration.
  • Plant Science Innovations » prepares students for graduate school or careers in a number of high demand areas in both the private and public sector or for a more entrepreneurial career in the plant sciences.

High School Preparation

College preparatory English, basic computer, communication and business courses will also be helpful in your preparation for college.


  • Governmental agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Environmental consulting firms
  • Water quality testing labs
  • Ag industry
  • Biofuel industry

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 19% increase in demand for environmental scientists over the next 10 years and suggest that heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment, as well as the increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth, are expected to spur demand for environmental scientists and specialists. Further, the Bureau of Labor Statistics lists Environmental Scientist as the top job in science in terms of growth (21,000 new jobs by 2016).

View our Annual Employment Report for more details.

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Contact Information

Krista James, Program Director
327 Science Wing - Jarvis Hall
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

Phone: 715-232-1557
Email: jamesk@uwstout.edu

Program Website

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