Environmental Studies Certificate

The Environmental Studies Certificate provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental issues, encompassing aspects of biological and physical science, natural resources, philosophy, and economics.

The program requires completion of 17 credits in the courses listed below. A maximum of three credits can be transferred into the certificate program from institutions outside the UW Colleges.

A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required.

  • BIO 201 Principles of Ecology
  • GEO 120 Introduction to Physical Geography or GEO 125 Physical Geography*
  • GEO 130 Human Impact on Environment
  • PHL 244 Environmental Ethics
  • ECO 342 Environmental Economics or ECO 297 Special Topics**
  • BIO 107 Aspects of Natural Resources or GEO 350 Environmental Conservation

Please note:
* GEO 123 Physical Geography: Weather and Climate and GEO 124 Physical Geography: Landforms may be used in place of GEO 125
**At UW-Richland ECO 101 or ECO 204 is substituted for ECO 297