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Fall 2020 Catalog 
Fall 2020 Catalog FINAL VERSION - Closed for Revisions

Soil and Waste Resources

Jacob Prater, Discipline Coordinator
Room 274, Trainer Natural Resources Building
Phone: 715-346-4180
Email: Jacob.Prater@uwsp.edu OR cnr@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/soils

This discipline is in the College of Natural Resources .

Faculty: D Keymer, R Michitsch, J Prater, B Scharenbroch.

Definition: The Soil and Waste Resources program provides comprehensive training in the inventory, scientific principles, and management of soil and waste resources. Graduates qualify for potential career opportunities in the fields of  soil conservation, soil mapping and classification, nutrient management in agriculture, wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, recycling, septic systems, and wetlands.

Academic Standards for Soil and Waste Resources

To graduate with a major or minor in soil and waste resources you must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50.

Academic Standards for the College of Natural Resources

You must apply for official acceptance as a College of Natural Resources major before the beginning of your junior year. Requirements for acceptance to the fisheries and water resources, forestry, wildlife, resource management (in the human dimensions of natural resource management discipline) or soil and waste resources major are:

  1. Complete 45 university credits.
  2. Have at least a 2.00 grade point average in courses required for the major.
  3. Complete an application to the College of Natural Resources. We will notify you within four weeks of your application, and if accepted will assign an adviser. Certain 300-400 level courses are restricted to approved CNR and/or biology majors. Nonmajors must have written consent of instructor to enroll.
  4. If you are transferring to UW-Stevens Point to major in the College of Natural Resources, Wildlife Ecology excepted, you must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00. To be accepted as a CNR major, complete steps 1-3 above.

    To be retained as a major or minor and to be approved for graduation, you must meet the minimum grade point average established for your discipline in all UW-Stevens Point courses taken within the major or minor (2.75 to student teach in resource management), including transfer courses, regardless of any declaration of academic bankruptcy. Minimum GPA by discipline:
    1. 2.0 GPA for paper science and engineering and chemical engineering.
    2. 2.25 GPA for all major options and minors in the CNR with the exception of the Forest Ecosystem Resotation and Management option in forestry, and Wildlife Ecology.
    3. 2.50 GPA for wildlife ecology and the Forest Ecosystem Restoration and Management option in forestry.

Test-Out and Credit-by-Exam Policy for the College of Natural Resources

The College of Natural Resources offers credit-by-exam for all of its courses. The comprehensive exam for each course will be written and drawn from lecture and/or lab topics normally covered in the course.

If you wish to take an exam for credit, first confer with the CNR associate dean for academic affairs. Then confer with the faculty member who most recently taught the course. The faculty member will notify you in writing with any pertinent information about the exam including the required minimum passing score before you take the exam. You will receive your grade in writing within two weeks after taking the exam. Results will be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar if credit-by-exam is granted. You may take a test-out exam only once.


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      SoilsWaste Management