An amazing resource for student and researchers. Includes the Arboretum, Richer Museum, Herbarium, and natural areas on and off campus. http://www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity
Students can apply for Research Grants, typically $500 to $1,000 to fund research projects. On March 4, 2014, previous recipients will present their projects at the annual Cofrin Student Symposium. http://news.uwgb.edu/featured/giving-back/02/25/celebrating-25-years-of-student-research/
The program of study in the Environmental Science major is interdisciplinary, emphasizing an integrated approach to knowledge in the field. Because the study of environmental problems requires a sound understanding of scientific principles, the Environmental Science major is grounded in the natural sciences and mathematics. The curriculum includes a social science component, enabling students to gain an understanding of environmental economic and policy issues. Field experiences, internships and practicums are emphasized.
UW-Green Bay has nearly 40 years of teaching and research experience in the field. Its program was one of the first in the nation. The interdisciplinary focus allows students to have a diverse education. They receive hands-on and practical learning experiences in both laboratory and field. A significant number of graduates of this major gain entry-level positions in the environmental science field. About one-third of these positions are in the public sector, and two-thirds are in the private sector in industries, business, and engineering consulting firms. Numerous graduates have successfully completed master’s and doctoral degrees.
The major in Environmental Policy and Planning, is an environmental studies program based in the social sciences. It is designed to prepare students for a variety of challenging professions involving the planning, analysis, design, and administration of policies and programs dealing with the natural and human-made environment. This interdisciplinary major is also suitable preparation for further study in a wide range of graduate programs, including environmental studies, public policy, public administration, law, urban and regional planning, and related fields. Through this major, students develop knowledge and skills in planning and decision making, public policy, political and economic systems, and the environmental sciences, and acquire the analytic capacities for participation in those processes which will shape environmental quality in the future.
Courses include Economics, Political Science, Statistics, Environmental Science, and Public and Environmental Affairs courses concering Law, Policy Analysis, and Management. http://catalog.uwgb.edu/undergrad/environmental-policy-and-planning/major/
Internships, special topics courses, and/or applied research projects are available for every student. Internships are especially encouraged. These are generally short-term positions with local governments or agencies (usually non-paid) where students carry out projects related to their academic interests and skills. In addition to obtaining valuable experience, students enhance their opportunities for future employment and graduate school.