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The Environmental Science and Resource Management (ESRM) major gives students interested in learning about natural and human-dominated landscapes a broad, flexible undergraduate science degree with an opportunity to select one of four program options or to design their own upper-division coursework..
- ESRM is an open major (any student can declare).
- ESRM is transfer friendly.
- ESRM allows for over 50 free electives.
- ESRM offers four transcripted options wildlife conservation; landscape ecology and conservation; sustainable forest management; and restoration ecology and environmental horticulture; or students can design their own upper-division coursework.
- The sustainable forest management option can lead directly into an SAF-accredited Master of Forest Resources and/or can be used to satisfy the educational requirements of the SAF’s Candidate Certified Forester (CCF) title.
- ESRM can easily combine with minors and double degrees.
- BSE is an engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
- BSE provides extensive faculty contact and active student groups.
- BSE curriculum is compatible with a 5th year double degree with Chemical Engineering. Students must apply to the
CHEM E department with a competitive application.
The minor in Ecological Restoration seeks to prepare students to address the complex relationships of human communities and ecological sustainability. The minor is a tri-campus initiative (UW Bothell, UW Seattle, and UW Tacoma) offered by the UW Restoration Ecology Network. Students may, but are not required to, take courses from more than one campus in order to earn the minor.
A minor in Quantitative Science is offered by the Center for Quantitative Science through the College of the Environment with cooperation from the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. It is recommended for students wanting to pursue graduate studies, especially in wildlife science.
- Online Application
- Call the UW Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 206-543-9686
- International Student Admissions
High School:Students are encouraged to have a strong math, science, and writing background in addition to the College Academic Distribution Requirements for admission to the UW.
Transfers:Students should consult the major requirements to determine courses for their first two years of study. Transfer students should consult equivalency guides between UW and Washington community college courses, as well as the sample transfer program for the ESRM major.
UW applicants or students interested in the BSE major can apply online through the College of Engineering or contact Student and Academic Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-543-3077, Anderson 116.
Students can evaluate current UW and transfer credit against the requirements for each major before declaring ESRM or applying to BSE by running a Degree Progress audit through MyUW. ABET).