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College of Natural Resources Environmental Science and Management Degree

Major

Make a Difference in the World

Gain a broad-based foundation in natural resource management, offering a valuable initial stepping stone for a career in natural resources. A strong program can be built by complementing Environmental Science and Management with a minor in forestry, soil science, water resources, or wildlife.

Why Study Environmental Science and Management at UW-Stevens Point?

Do you have a passion for connecting people with nature and inspiring sustainable lifestyles? Gain knowledge and skills to make a difference in the world with a degree in environmental science and management.
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WHAT TO EXPECT

The Environmental Science and Management degree provides a unique opportunity to combine your knowledge and skills in science, management, and policy perspectives on environmental issues to serve as an environmental professional. Choose courses to develop your specific field of environmental expertise to address environmental challenges.

You can enhance your degree with a certificate from Aquaponics, Forestry, Geographic Information systems (GIS), or Environmental Education and Interpretation to strengthen your resume for job opportunities.

Graduates find positions in a wide variety of careers. They may work in the private sector or for the county, state, and federal agencies. Job titles include:

  • Environmental Technician
  • Environmental Coordinator
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Natural Resource Specialist
  • Climate Change Specialist 
  • Environmental Outreach Professional

GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS

Discover your passions, build your resume, and make friends along the way! Whether it is joining a student organization, working at one of our centers, or participating in research at one of our three field stations, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved. 

  • Read the CNR Reporter, a weekly newsletter, for information on upcoming presentations, student organization meeting times, and other important happenings on and around campus.

GAIN EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

Prepare for your career with additional hands-on experiences in all areas of natural resource management during a required summer field experience. You can choose between our six-week, hands-on summer field experience held at our Treehaven field station or on-campus, or take part in our European Environmental Seminar and learn how European natural resource management compares to the United States.

Summer internships and jobs are another great way to build your resume. We make them easy to find through our partnership with Handshake.

Meet your Faculty and Staff

Faculty members within the Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management discipline bring a wide array of knowledge and experience to our indoor and outdoor classrooms at UW-Stevens Point.
Becca Franzen

Becca Franzen

  • Associate Professor
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management
  • College of Natural Resources
College of Natural Resources, Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Mgt
715-346-4943
Anna Haines

Anna Haines

  • Professor and Extension Specialist
  • Director for the Center for Land Use Education
  • Director for the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education
  • College of Natural Resources
Administration, Center for Land Use Education, College of Natural Resources, Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Mgt, Outreach and Extension, Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education
715-346-2386
Austin Holland

Austin Holland

  • Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management
  • College of Natural Resources
College of Natural Resources, Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Mgt
715-346-3206
Kendra Liddicoat

Kendra Liddicoat

  • Associate Professor and Coordinator of Discipline
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management
  • College of Natural Resources
College of Natural Resources, Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Mgt
715-346-2028
Chris McCart

Chris McCart

  • Assistant Professor of Interpretation
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management
  • College of Natural Resources
College of Natural Resources, Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Mgt
715-346-3307