The most critical natural resource on the planet .... a life support system for all animals, plants, and microbes .... the major resource issue of the 21st century

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse recognizes and appreciates the importance of water to the competing forces of agriculture, business, recreation, and nature.  Consequently, freshwater is a focus of teaching and research in the Department of Biology.  At the undergraduate level, we offer an Aquatic Science Concentration within the Biology Major. This concentration prepares students for exciting and challenging careers in the study and management of freshwater resources. We also have a Master of Science level graduate program for students interested in advanced research-based studies. Explore this site to learn more about us and our undergraduate and graduate Aquatic Science programs.