The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science provides students with a strong science background focused on the environmental issues of the future. Through lecture, lab and field classes, you will get hands-on experience with biology, chemistry, the geosciences, physics and math. This course of study teaches you how to draw connections between these disciplines in order to solve the complex, interdisciplinary environmental problems facing the local community and society at large.
Quantitative and Environmental Sciences and Studies (QuESSt)
Restoration Ecology minor or certificate A minor/certificate in Restoration Ecology provides training from theory to practice, giving you the skills necessary to participate as an effective team member and leader on challenging restoration projects.....
Independent studies - undergraduate level One of the most rewarding things you can do while you are a student at UW Tacoma is independent study. Employers and graduate schools like to see this experience in your college education because it prepares you for the world in ways that the classroom experience does not.
UW Tacoma Giving Garden The University of Washington Tacoma is an urban campus located in downtown Tacoma with a strong commitment to our surrounding community.
UW Tacoma's Environmental Science and Studies takes advantage of the Puget Sound being in our own front yard. UW Tacoma's curriculum, internship opportunities and research maintain local community ties while exploring global perspectives. These ample networking opportunities provided to UW Tacoma students have resulted in excellent career opportunities upon graduation.
Environmental Science (Bachelor of Science)
Environmental Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies offers students a strong background in environmental science, complemented by a range of non-science courses.
Starting with a core of courses in the earth and life sciences, it branches out to examine legal, economic, literary, historical and philosophical perspectives on the environment. The focus is inherently interdisciplinary and addresses both global and local issues. Collectively, environmental studies courses explore how scientific information gets translated by political and cultural arenas into social, ethical, legal and technological responses to environmental problems.
QuESSt Faculty and Staff
IAS Master Calendar
2013-14 academic calendar
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- Undergraduate majors
- Minors and certificates
- Internships - undergraduate level
- Independent studies - undergraduate level
- IAS General Portfolio Requirements
- Language placement exam
- Master of Arts in Indisciplinary Studies (MAIS)
- MAIS program design
- MAIS admission requirements
- MAIS application process
- MAIS independent study options
- MAIS thesis guidelines
- MAIS student resources
Effective Spring 2014
The discipline of sustainability grows from the recognition that the current trajectory humans are on cannot be sustained. This minor gives you grounding in sustainability practice and theory, and creates a foundational understanding of local and global problems from a social, economic and environmental perspective.
Environmental Studies minor
The study of mathematics emphasizes exposure to the core foundational areas of analysis, modern algebra, and geometry. A mathematician's skill set includes the technical tools specific to each area as well as the development of critical thinking skills necessary for logical reasoning.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate
What is GIS?
A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer-based tool for mapping and analyzing things that exist and events that happen on earth. GIS technology integrates common database operations such as query and statistical analysis with the unique visualization and geographic analysis benefits offered by maps. These abilities distinguish GIS from other information systems and make it valuable to a wide range of public and private enterprises for explaining events, predicting outcomes and planning strategies.
Restoration Ecology minor or certificate
A minor/certificate in Restoration Ecology provides training from theory to practice, giving you the skills necessary to participate as an effective team member and leader on challenging restoration projects.....
The University of Washington Tacoma Environmental Sciences and Environmental Studies majors hosts an annual Environmental Research Symposium (UWaTERS). This event showcases the capstone research projects of our undergraduate students.
UW Tacoma Giving Garden
The University of Washington Tacoma is an urban campus located in downtown Tacoma with a strong commitment to our surrounding community.