UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

School of Freshwater Sciences

School of Freshwater Sciences

School of Freshwater Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
600 E. Greenfield Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53204

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About Freshwater Sciences

The School of Freshwater Sciences offers a graduate program of studies providing students with advanced training and education in four areas: Freshwater System Dynamics; Human and Ecosystem Health; Freshwater Technology; and Freshwater Policy and Economics. Each of these focus areas is interrelated with the others, and includes biologic, physical, technologic, and policy aspects of freshwater.

The Master of Science program has two tracks designed to provide a strong foundation necessary for the training of graduates that will utilize novel approaches to the sustainable and equitable use and management of freshwater systems worldwide. The Doctor of Philosophy program is a research degree designed to explore and discover novel approaches to the sustainable and equitable use and management of freshwater systems worldwide. These programs will create an interdisciplinary atmosphere for training the next generation of scientists armed with the knowledge, skills, and experience to anticipate and address the freshwater issues of the future.

Applied Urban Aquaculture Certificate

Dr. Jhonatan Sepulveda, Assistant Professor of Freshwater Sciences, Certificate Coordinator, GLRF 3017, (414) 382-1740, sepulveo@uwm.edu.

The Certificate in Applied Urban Aquaculture is open to all students seeking a bachelor’s degree from UWM, to those who previously received a bachelor’s degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university. To be admitted to the university as non-degree students, individuals must meet regular university admission requirements. Students who are not currently enrolled and have not applied to UW-Milwaukee in the past need to fill out an online application and pay the $44 application fee. All applicants must submit transcripts that provide evidence of the following required coursework (or equivalent) prior to admission:

  • Chemistry 104: General Chemistry & Qualitative Analysis
  • Biology 152: Foundations of Biological Sciences II
  • Math 116: College Algebra

To formally declare your intent to pursue the Certificate in Applied Urban Aquaculture, complete the Declaration Form and make an appointment with the certificate coordinator.

Program Requirements 
Students must complete 15 credits (5 courses) with a minimum grade point average of 2.75. Courses for this certificate may not be taken on a credit/no credit basis.

  • Freshwater 511: Ichthyology
  • Freshwater 562: Principles of Aquaculture Systems
  • Freshwater 563: Finfish Aquaculture & Nutrition Principles
  • Freshwater 564: Water Quality in Aquaculture
  • Freshwater 565: Fish Health

Credits earned at other accredited institutions equivalent to courses in the certificate program may be accepted in partial fulfillment of the program requirements, subject to review by the Certificate Program Advisory Committee. This information should be included on the Declaration Form for approval when you apply to the certificate program.

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