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UWGB establishes UW System's first water science major

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GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay now offers the first bachelor of science degree in water science. This is the first of its kind in the UW System.

The major will focus on water's role in natural processes in Earth's systems, according to the university. Professors hope students can gain an understanding of chemistry, surface water hydrology, groundwater and biology of freshwater systems.

UW-Green Bay professor of geoscience John Luczaj said in a news release, "The global need for water science professionals to solve critical water issues is accelerating and expected to continue indefinitely."

"Graduates will be well-equipped to enter graduate school or to start a water science career."

Executives from groups including Green Bay Water Utility, NEW Water, Wisconsin Rural Water and several others were among those who support the degree.

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The undergraduate program will begin in the fall of 2019.

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