Water Resources

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


UW-Stevens Point Water Resources graduates at work

  • Ryan MasekWastewater Treatment Operator, Midwest Contract Operations, Illinois
  • Lee ZettlerHydrologist, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota
  • Carmen ThielConservationist, Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department, Wisconsin


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

Choose Water Resources at UW-Stevens Point

​Water resource students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point choose one or more academic paths focused on the physical, chemical or biological aspects of water resource management. Electives offer students the ability to specialize in areas such as soil science, geographic information systems and spatial analysis or land use planning.

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, six-week hands-on summer field experience, at locations such as our Treehaven residential facility, or our European Environmental Seminar where students learn how European natural resource management compares to that in the United States.

Career opportunities in Water Resources

​Graduates find work with environmental consulting firms, and county, state, tribal or federal resource management agencies that protect and manage the quality and quantity of water resources. Employment opportunities are strong in the United States and abroad.

Building your résumé

Students can build their résumés through internships and independent research during their time at UW-Stevens Point. Experiences and opportunities are available through our Center for Watershed Science and Education (CWSE), Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit (WICFRU) and individual faculty members. Students are encouraged to present their research findings at professional meetings, conferences and the College of Natural Resources annual Student Research Symposium.

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 American Water Resources Association. Visit the Campus and Student Engagement office for a complete list 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.