Environmental Science

STEM Learning Communities Page

Students in the Environmental Science Learning Community will come together to take introductory coursework focused on the role of humans within ecological and geological systems. These courses are applicable to many of our STEM majors, and will serve as a platform for academic and career exploration. Outside of the classroom, students will have opportunities to engage in both social and service activities related to community building and the sustainable management of our campus home on Lake Wingra. Edgewood College is an institution committed to environmental health and sustainability, and our Environmental Science Learning Community is a great way to become engaged in those campus efforts as a student. Join us!

First Year Curriculum

Cohort Courses
  • BIO 181 Honors Intro Biology: Ecology and Evolution
  • BIO 250 Intro to Environmental Science
  • IC 115 STEM Success Seminar (1 cr)
  • BIO 182 Honors Intro Biology: Cell Biology and Genetics
  • GEOS 206 Environmental Geology
  • IC 116 STEM Success Seminar (1 cr)

Related Academic Programs

Biology Website

Environmental Studies

Social Innovation & Sustainability Leadership - Graduate Program

Student Organizations

Wood's Edge

Environmentally focused students with a common concern for our Earth and a desire to build their understanding of its many wonders are encouraged to join Wood's Edge. Students engage in social and service activities designed to build fellowship and to extend their classroom learning by engaging in fun outdoor activities. Students work with others both on and off the Edgewood Campus to explore problems affecting our Earth's flora and fauna.

Faculty Advisor
Jacob Griffin
(608) 663-6934

Edgewood Science Society (ESS)

ESS is a student organization designed to promote community amongst science majors and students who take science courses. ESS members organize social events on campus, engage in community service, help support K-12 science activities, and plan field trips to see local or regional science exhibits.

Faculty Advisor
Professor Zachary Pratt