Wetlands Science and Management, Certificate

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The Certificate in Wetlands Science and Management provides EWU students with a focused training in the field of Wetland Science. The curriculum encompasses both the physical science that defines wetlands and the social context of wetlands in terms of their functions and value to society. Successful completion of the Wetlands Certificate requires 23 credits of required class work and 8 to 10 credits of electives for a total of 31 to 33 credits. Coursework is interdisciplinary, blending together classes from biology, geography and planning. This certificate program is open to all majors.

Required Certificate Courses
BIOL 411FIELD BOTANY5
GEOG 312FUNDAMENTALS OF SOIL SCIENCE4
GEOG 325WETLAND SCIENCE I4
GEOG 490THE GEOGRAPHER'S CAPSTONE5
PLAN 430ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING5
Electives-choose two courses from the following8-10
Other courses can be substituted as electives if selected in consultation with and approved by the Wetlands Certificate coordinator.
LIMNOLOGY
SURFACE HYDROLOGY
GEOGRAPHIC INFO SYSTEMS I
GEOMORPHOLOGY
HYDROGEOLOGY
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS
LAND USE PLANNING
Total Credits31-33

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate mastery of the foundational concepts of wetlands science;
  • demonstrate mastery of the foundational concepts of the social context of wetlands;
  • be able to identify and analyze wetlands landscapes in a field work setting;
  • be able to communicate information about wetlands in written, oral, and mapped forms;
  • be able to work in teams.