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Minor in Conservation and Environmental Science

The Conservation and Environmental Science minor requires completion of a minimum of 25 credits distributed among CES courses and approved electives, with at least 12 credits in upper-level (numbered 300 and above) courses. Students must complete at least 9 upper-level credits for the minor in residence at UWM and must attain a 2.5 GPA on all UWM credits attempted for the minor. In addition, the College requires that students attain a 2.5 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including transfer work.

I. Introductory Core Requirements

CES 210: Intro. to Conservation and Environmental Science - 3 credits

An introductory course in earth sciences selected from the following (3 credits):
GeoSci 100: Introduction to the Earth - 3 credits
Geog 120: Our Physical Environment - 3 credits

An introductory course in chemistry selected from the following (4 or 5 cr.):
Chem 100: Chemical Science - 4 credits
Chem 102: General Chemistry - 5 credits
Chem 105: General Chemistry for Engineering - 5 credits

An introductory course in biology selected from the following (3-4 cr.):
BioSci 102: Elements of Biology - 3 credits
BioSci 150: Foundation of Biological Sciences I - 4 credits

Note: Students pursuing B.S. degrees and those interested in taking upper-level natural science classes such as BioSci 310: General Ecology should take Chem 102 and BioSci 150 as part of their introductory core requirements.

II. Upper-Level Requirements

One of the following (3 cr.):
CES 471: Principles of Natural Resource Management - 3 credits
Geog 350: Conservation of Natural Resources - 3 credits

At least 9 upper-level (numbered 300 or above) credits selected from the list of approved elective courses for the CES major. At least 6 of these must be taken outside the student's major program, and at least 3 must be from the natural sciences.