Undergraduate students and graduate students from all disciplines may earn the Restoration Ecology Certificate. Matriculated UW students will be given priority, however non-UW students may register on a space-available basis through the UW Non-Degree Enrollment website.
To earn the certificate, students complete 25 credits as outlined below. Students are strongly encouraged to take either general ecology or plant ecology before starting the program. In many cases these requirements overlap with a student’s degree program requirements. Students should check with the UW REN advisor and their program advisor for details specific to their case. Courses are available to students on all three UW campuses. UW-REN awards a certificate to students who successfully complete the following courses with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each class.
To receive the Restoration Ecology Certificate, students must submit a completed application. Applications are available as a PDFand should be submitted via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the mailing address on the application.
Restoration Ecology Certificate Curriculum
To earn the certificate, students complete 25 credits as outlined below.
Introduction to Restoration Ecology (5 credits)
This is a 300-level course offered on all three UW campuses. At UWB and UWT, it is offered as BES 362 and TESC 362. At UWS, the course is offered through the College of Forest Resources as ESRM 362 for undergradutes and as CFR 590 D for graduates, and by Environmental Studies as ENVIR 362.
UW-REN Senior Restoration Capstone (10 Credits)
Students must also complete a 3-quarter sequence of courses that make up the UW-REN Senior Capstone (fall, winter, spring quarters). This Capstone provides students with essential experience in all phases of restoration project design, analysis and implementation within a multidisciplinary teamwork setting. The courses are offered as BES / TESC / ESRM / ENVIR 462, 463, and 464.
Approved Restoration Related Courses (10 Credits)
Students must complete at least 10 credits of restoration-related courses from the approved courses listed below. UW Seattle students who completed the capstone prior to the 2005-2006 academic year should contact the UW REN advisor regarding approved courses.