Environmental Freshwater Sciences (ENVFS) major

A partnership between Alverno College and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)
Water is one of our most vital resources, and it’s often under threat: municipalities battle over water rights, aquifers get depleted, and pollution taints drinking water and endangers ecosystems. Whether you want to lead cutting-edge water research or develop water policy to ensure safe water resources for all, this dual-degree program can prepare you for a rewarding career in the freshwater sciences field.

This dual-degree program saves you time and money by combining just three years of Environmental Science or Integrated Natural Sciences undergraduate studies at Alverno with UWM’s two-year Master of Science in Freshwater Sciences and Technology. Milwaukee is a global hub for freshwater research and innovation, and there’s no better place to study freshwater than on the shores of Lake Michigan, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world.

The Alverno edge
Alverno is internationally known for its unique abilities-based curriculum. Instead of competing against classmates, you’ll strive to achieve your best by practicing critical thinking, problem solving, leadership and communication — skills that will help in graduate school and prepare you to tackle the environmental and water challenges facing the planet today Plus, Alverno’s 10-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and small class sizes will allow you to perform your best. This program offers seminars, personalized advising, peer support and other resources to help prepare you for your graduate studies and beyond.

Beginning Requirements
MT-123College Algebra3
or MT-148 Functions & Modeling
Intermediate Requirements
Chemistry of Bioorganic Molecules
and Chemistry of Bioorganic Molecules Lab
or CH-260
Chemistry of Inorganic Materials
and Chemistry/Inorganic Materials - Lab
GE-220Earth Science4
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Physics Lab
or PH-241
Calculus-Based Physics 1
and Physics Lab
MT-152Calculus 14
SC ElectiveScience Electives from Biology (BI) or Chemistry (CH), 300 or 400 level10
Advanced Requirements
ENV-341Geographical Information Systems3
INTERN-383Internship Seminar2
ENV-399Formal Introduction to Advanced Work0
ENV-374ENV Assessment in Effective Citizenship0
GLS-330United Nations & the World4
or GLS-410 Comparative Politics
ENV ElectiveEnvironmental Science (ENV) Electives3
GE-410Environmental Geology4
ENV-491Integrated Environmental Seminar3
ENV-414ENV Professional Portfolio0