Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology

Safe water, healthy food, and clean air are critical to our global health. This program focuses on protecting the environment and individuals from biological, chemical, and physical hazards.

Arts and Sciences

Department of Life and Earth Sciences

Make a clean impact

When a natural disaster hits—as is all too common today—you can expect to hear of survivors in desperate need of potable water and other necessities due to the destruction of the local infrastructure. A degree in environmental health and water quality technology can set you on the path to becoming the person who helps in these situations, and, beyond that, will prepare you to more routinely provide services that insure public health and safety.

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The average undergraduate student award is $16,603.

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Program Overview

CUW has teamed up with Milwaukee Area Technical College to provide this bachelor degree program. What does this mean for you? First and foremost, you’ll receive state-of-the-art training in environmental health and water quality from experts at MATC coupled with the top-notch liberal arts program and large selection of minors offered at CUW.

Moreover, you can choose whichever route best fits your goals and needs while you obtain your degree—whether you enroll at CUW for a traditional four-year experience and commute the 3+ miles to MATC, or you divide your education into two distinct periods by completing MATC’s two-year, associate-level program prior to enrolling at CUW. Either choice will equip you with the skills you’ll need to make an impact; it’s up to you to decide which one best suits you.

What to Expect

Our environmental health and water quality technology program will teach you how to identify, monitor, and evaluate environmental health hazards. You’ll learn to promote environmental protection, improvement, and sustainability. Furthermore, you’ll be ready to apply relevant guidelines and regulations, control and handle hazardous materials, and perform water and wastewater analysis. The environmental health and water Quality technology program provides a solid foundation for a range of career opportunities that include the application of regulations and procedures to identify, evaluate, and control hazards.

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