Undergraduate Certificate Requirements
Not all undergraduate environmental studies (Envir St) courses count toward the certificate. However, all courses on the certificate list DO count and may be applied toward a certificate regardless of when they are taken, as long as they are completed before graduation.
Many, if not all, credits applied to the Environmental Studies Certificate also may count toward a student's major and/or degree. Students should follow their school or college policies and requirements as they select courses for the certificate program.
The Environmental Studies Certificate Program has two grade requirements:
- A minimum grade point average of 2.0 within the certificate curriculum is required for successful completion of the certificate. No exceptions are made.
- A minimum grade of 3.0 ("B") is required in both Envir St 112 and Envir St 113. If a student fails to receive a minimum grade of "B" in these courses, he or she may request a course substitution to use a comparable course from the certificate's breadth categories in place of the perspective course already completed. If such a request is approved, the student must earn a minimum grade of "B" in the substituted course as well as in the additional course that he or she completes to meet the particular breadth category requirement (i.e., social studies breadth or humanities breadth).
As you advance through the requirements for the certificate, it is important to check your progress against the university's records to ensure that you are on track. The best way to do this is by requesting a DARS report each semester, particularly after web enrollment. This can be done simply by accessing My UW on any computer terminal connected to the Internet. Once you are enrolled in the Environmental Studies Certificate Program you may request a DARS report specifically for this certificate. If you do this through My UW, your certificate DARS report is sent to you by e-mail. To make ensure that you are meeting all requirements, request separate DARS reports for both your major and your certificate program. Please check DARS reports very carefully. If anything does not match your own records or expectations, contact your major advisor or the certificate program as soon as possible.