Waste Management

Phone: 715-346-4617
Email: cnr@uwsp.edu


UW-Stevens Point Waste Management graduates at work

  • Jonathon Wolff High purity water technician, Veolia Water, South Carolina
  • Shantanu Pai Waste research specialist, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Illinois


Phone: 715-346-4617
Email: cnr@uwsp.edu

Choose Waste Management at UW-Stevens Point

Waste management has excellent career opportunities in everything from hazardous waste to water pollution. The waste management option at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point prepares students to be innovators in their fields with beneficial hands on experiences and a strong science foundation. 

Our students gain additional hands-on experiences in all areas of natural resource management during a required summer field experience generally taken between their sophomore and junior years. Students choose between an intensive, two-week hands-on summer field experience, at locations such as our Central Wisconsin Environmental Station residential facilityor our European Environmental Seminar where students learn how European natural resource management compares to that in the United States.

Career opportunities in Waste Management

With a growing urban population and increased technology use there is a demand for specialists with expertise in waste management. Graduates find work with local governments and water, sewage and other systems facilities. Typical job titles include but are not limited to: 

  • wastewater treatment plant operator
  • waste disposal manage
  • waste research specialist
  • environmental manager
  • solid waste manager

Building your résumé

Our Waste Education Center, Center for Watershed Science and Education, undergraduate research and internship opportunities provide numerous ways for students to build their résumés during their time at UW-Stevens Point.

Outside the classroom

Participating in student organizations is a great way to get involved outside the classroom. UW-Stevens Point hosts more than 200 student organizations including the Waste Management Society. Visit the Student Involvement and Employment office for a listing of opportunities.

Student support services

Student success is our top priority and the College of Natural Resources Academic and Career Advising Center (CNR ACAC) is an excellent resource to help students reach graduation day. Professional advisers and peer mentors are available Monday through Friday to answer questions about classes, advising, scholarships, internships etc. The CNR ACAC also produces a weekly e-newsletter, the CNR Reporter, with information on upcoming presentations, student organization meeting times and other important happenings on and around campus.