ES students on the Yellowstone field studies course hike into the backcountry for a discussion on wilderness values and management.

ES students and faculty surveying small mammal populations in a campus prairie.

Join the ES program in Belize and see the world from the perspective of the ancient Mayans

Harvesting prairie seeds as part of a shoreland restoration project in the ES Capstone, where students work with the City of Oshkosh Sustainability Advisory Board to propose projects that advance the city’s sustainability goals.

We don’t just learn in the classroom

ES students and faculty surveying small mammal populations in a campus prairie.

ES students on a field trip to Aldo Leopold’s Shack in Baraboo, WI–one of the most important places in modern American environmentalism.

ES students seining invasive gobies in the Milwaukee Harbor for the field course ES 396: “Waterways of Wisconsin”

You never know what you’ll find when you explore outside of the classroom

Environmental Studies

Our program gives students a broad interdisciplinary liberal arts education in environmental issues that students combine with specialized study that fits their interests and goals. We stress engagement, with students and faculty active in a variety of efforts and applying academic learning to real world problems and possibilities.


You can get all different kinds of jobs working with the environment. Spend some time learning about your potential for a career in environmental studies.


The ES program offers a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses. Click here to learn everything you ever wanted to know about courses and advising in the ES Program.


Our students and faculty are involved in all sorts of interesting research on an incredible range of subjects. Explore student/faculty research and other collaborations here.


Scholarships are available for students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies from UW Oshkosh and other organizations.  Learn more!


What are our alumni doing now? They are working to make the world a better place. Check out some of their profiles.

Environmental Studies

UW Oshkosh | Oshkosh Campus
835 High Ave. Oshkosh, WI
Sage 3003 and 3464

Jim Feldman, Director

Sage Hall 3451