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Limnology and Marine Science Program

Limnology and Marine Science Program
Chin H. Wu

UW-Madison is recognized worldwide as a leader in limnology and aquatic ecology. The program continues the university's 100-year tradition of research on lake ecosystems by combining research and teaching from several fields and departments to develop a greater understanding of oceans and inland waters—their origins, inhabitants, phenomena and impact on human life.

This program offers curricula leading to the MS, PhD or PhD minor in limnology and marine science. Applicants must have had at least one year of college-level biology, chemistry, physics and calculus, as well as substantial preparation in one area of limnology/oceanography. Interdisciplinary in nature, each individualized program provides graduate training in aquatic sciences while integrating a variety of courses in related sciences.

The program is administered by the College of Engineering and sponsored jointly by the College of Letters and Science and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences including more than 25 faculty members in civil and environmental engineering, botany, food science, geology and geophysics, atmospheric and oceanic sciences, plant pathology and zoology.

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