Mar 30, 2023  
2022-23 Western Washington University Catalog 
2022-23 Western Washington University Catalog

Energy and Environment Certificate

Energy Studies, University Interdisciplinary Programs

16 credits


The goal of the Certificate in Energy and Environment is to give students knowledge and analytic skills in the environmental science, technology and policy aspects of today’s diverse energy systems and industries.

Why Consider an Energy and Environment Certificate?

Demand is increasing for a trained energy workforce in Washington in an emerging clean energy economy, including growing energy efficiency, grid modernization and energy storage industries in the state, and success in this growing field requires an understanding of the analytic tools applied to the science and technology of energy systems, as well as the policy context of energy-related decision making.

 Contact Information

Institute Director
Joel Swisher

Program Advisor
Gail Cowan

Administrative Assistant
Hailey Rieman

 Sample Careers


 Major/Career Resources

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Contact the Institute for Energy Studies office at 360-650-4422.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s certificate courses, and supporting courses for certificates.