About Watershed

What is the Watershed Institute?

If you are interested in the environment, public health, or sustainability, the Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies at UWEC is where you need to be! The Watershed Institute is a collaborative effort between our full time faculty, a diverse group of affiliate faculty from across the entire UWEC campus and departments, along with our community partners. This collaboration allows us to provide majors and minors within environmental public health and environmental studies.

One of the benefits of our Watershed Institute programs is the amount of experiential learning our students participate in during their coursework. Our faculty works closely with various community partners to provide our students with great research opportunities and help build relationships, all while helping the Chippewa Valley community. The real world experiences our students gain during their undergraduate studies makes them very highly sought after candidates after graduation, in an industry that is growing every day.

Who we are and where we come from

Check out the history of the Environmental Public Health Program at UWEC, we have plenty to be proud of!

History of ENPH

We work collaboratively to build healthy, just and sustainable human and ecological communities.

Watershed Institute Mission Statement
Dr. Crispin Pierce in classroom

Meet the experts

We are proud to not only have a strong core of dedicated faculty within the Watershed Institute, we also have an amazing cohort of affiliated faculty collaborating with us from across the UWEC campus to bring our students the highest quality education.

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Options for your degree

The Watershed Institute at UWEC offers a majors and two minors focused in the areas of public health and environmental studies preparing students to be successful and make important contributions in a variety of careers and graduate school opportunities!

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