The University of Washington Bothell offers a wide array of environmental and sustainability-focused courses, degree programs, and research opportunities. With the active restoration of the North Creek Wetlands, we have the ability to use our campus as a living laboratory, and move student learning from the classroom to the field on a regular basis.

What makes UW Bothell different?

Each student and each instructor is unique at UW Bothell, one of the many reasons our interdisciplinary approach may be just right for you. In this video, students and faculty share what they love about the cross section between academics and environmental sustainability at UW Bothell.

The field learning and research happening on campus contributes to an overall greater understanding of our environment, which subsequently delivers a more comprehensive approach to the management of campus and planning of UW Bothell's expansion. Using a combination of interdisciplinary curriculum devleopment, and experiential learning, we prepare our students for real challenges and issues that arise in these fields, while providing them with a top-tier education.

Click below to explore degree programs, courses, and research opportunities in environmental sustainability:

Quick Facts

  • UW Bothell has been herbicide-free since 2006
  • All campus lighting is high-efficient, 277 volt, with electronic ballasts.
  • Our campus uses only green cleaning products.
  • We have 58 acres of restored wetlands requiring 5,300 hours of labor to maintain.
  • We use Red Wrigglers worms to compost our garbage.
  • A computerized irrigation system saves water.
  • All HVAC and external lighting is controlled by automated systems.