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Institute for Environmental Studies

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70 Science Hall
550 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
Fax: 608/262-2273

Academic Programs Office
70 Science Hall

The Institute for Environmental Studies (IES) is a unique intercollege unit of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was created in 1970 to promote, develop, and administer interdisciplinary environmental instruction, research, and public service programs.

Instruction is the lifeblood of the Institute for Environmental Studies. Year-round, the institute offers more than 70 different courses, both independently and in conjunction with UW-Madison's schools and colleges. Together, these courses attract thousands of students each year.

The range of subjects is remarkable: from environmental health to environmental ethics, from natural resources to natural hazards, and from climates of the past to energy sources of the future. Frequently, the institute also offers courses on special topics of current interest.

Although IES does not offer undergraduate degree programs, it does offer an interdisciplinary certificate program open to all UW-Madison undergraduates. IES also sponsors an undergraduate student exchange program with the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Complete information about these programs is available from the IES Academic Programs Office, 70 Science Hall, 550 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706-1491; phone 608/263-1796; fax 608/262-2273.

Environmental Studies Certificate Program

Eligibility and Enrollment
Sample Curriculum
Course Substitutions
Double Counting
Pass/Fail Courses
Grade-Point Average
Satisfactory Progress

Environmental Sciences Student Exchange Program


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