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 Wetland, 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, which is one of the many reasons why our interdisciplinary approach may be right for you. In the video below, students and faculty share what they love about the cross section between academics and environmental sustainability at UW Bothell.

The UW Bothell Educational Experience.

Our Environment

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 continued expansion. Using a combination of interdisciplinary curriculum development 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.

Living Laboratory

The UW Bothell campus truly is a living laboratory with lots of opportunities to learn from the unique environment around us. Having a 58-acre restored floodplain wetland as the main feature of campus creates unique opportunities for research and learning found nowhere else. Our location in the Puget Sound region is another asset that puts several different ecosystems within easy reach, allowing our students to visit mountains, forests and beaches.

Learn more about some of our learning opportunities by clicking on the photos below.