Integrated Science-Business Water Emphasis (ISBM)

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Date Posted: July 10, 2019
Submitted by: Genevieve LaMarr LeMee
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


The Integrated Science-Business Major (ISBM) combines the disciplines of science and business into an interdisciplinary program. The ISBM provides a strong foundation in the sciences (32 credits) as well as a basic background in business (33 credits). At the end of the program, three capstone courses serve to link the science and business knowledge and prepare students for subsequent employment. ISBM graduates know more about business and management issues than a typical science or engineering graduate, and have a broader understanding of science and technology than most business majors. Students completing the Integrated Science-Business major have the option to add a Water Emphasis. Water scarcity, pollution, climate change, and other problematic global water trends pose major challenges to businesses. The water emphasis prepares students for a variety of careers, including those in Environmental Science, Compliance, Water Research, Business Operations, Water Technology, and Sustainability.