The Nelson Institute is rich in educational opportunities. We offer scores of courses on topics ranging from climates of the past to energy sources of the future. Our courses are open to all UW-Madison students who meet the prerequisites.
For students with exceptional interest in environmental studies and those who seek careers in related professions, we provide more in-depth opportunities: three graduate degree programs, five graduate certificate programs, an undergraduate major and an undergraduate certificate program. Each is interdisciplinary, and the certificate programs are open to all UW-Madison students at their respective levels, graduate and undergraduate.
The short video below, featuring Nelson Institute faculty and students, captures our mission.
If you are a prospective student, our academic programs faculty and staff can answer any questions you may have about our educational offerings and how to take advantage of them. If you are a current student, they can help guide you, step by step, toward completion of your requirements.
If you are a faculty member with questions about affiliating with the Nelson Institute, or participating in other ways in our degree and certificate programs, we are eager to assist. For more information, please visit us.
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
550 North Park Street, 70 Science Hall (map)
Madison, WI 53706-1491
Phone: (608) 262-7996; Fax: (608) 262-2273
Hours: M-F, 7:45-11:45 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m.
The university is committed to providing equal opportunity and equal access and to complying with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations and UW System and university non-discrimination policies and procedures. For more information, please contact the Office for Equity and Diversity.