Our Difference

Since 1969, WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment has enjoyed a reputation as a premier institution for the education of future environmental experts and leaders. Our distinctive, interdisciplinary curriculum grants degrees from the Department of Environmental Studies (B.A., B.A.E., M.A., M.Ed.) and the Department of Environmental Sciences (B.S., M.S.). Each department offers multiple majors, from urban planning and environmental policy to estuarine science and terrestrial ecology.

Huxley in the News

A $10 million gift from Fred Kaiser and Grace Borsari will support “Building Washington’s Future,” a campaign to raise $20 million for a new building to house growing Western Washington...
Western Libraries will once again be joined by members of the “Canines & Cats on Campus” registered therapy animal program from Monday, Dec. 2 through Wednesday, Dec. 11. 
Portrait of Sarah Hirnyck standing in front of a misty canyon with craggy rock peaks. Sarah is wearing a purple rain jacket and givng the camera two thumbs up.
I chose Western because Bellingham is a beautiful place and I heard amazing things about the school.
Hirnyck 2014

The Planet is a publication class offered through the Environmental Studies department. It combines the environmental focus of Huxley College with the writing and reporting skills taught in the journalism department. Students publish a quarterly environmental magazine in print version as well as online. The Planet class is advised by Warren Cornwall.

Up Next

January 23, 2020
Speaker Series
4:30 - 4:30pm

Upcoming Events

Margot Hessing-Lewis
January 30, 2020
Speaker Series
4:30 - 4:30pm
Terrie Klinger
February 6, 2020
Speaker Series
4:30 - 4:30pm
Colin Grier
February 13, 2020
Speaker Series
4:30 - 4:30pm

Huxley College acknowledges with respect...

We acknowledge with respect to the Coast Salish peoples on whose traditional territory Huxley College stands, and to the Lummi and Nooksack peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.