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.

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Western Washington University will launch one of the first residence hall compost programs in the country in the first week of November.

Huxley in the News

Over the last 30 years, the Collins family has collected college degrees the way some people collect postage stamps or rare coins.

There comes a time in the life of every young coastal rainbow trout when a combination of factors – genetic makeup, water conditions, its current health and size, and more – cause it to ask itself

In partnership with Huxley College of the Environment and to celebrate Geography Awareness Week, the Western Libraries will host an Open House for the Map Collection in its new location in Wilson 2

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I chose Western because I wanted to learn about sustainability and the environment, and I knew Huxley was the best place to do this.
Courtney Walker Class of 2016

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 to produce a quarterly environmental magazine, which is published in print version as well as online. The Planet class is advised by Warren Cornwall.

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Up Next

January 17, 2019
Speaker Series
4:30 - 5:30pm

Upcoming Events

January 24, 2019
Speaker Series
4:30 - 5:30pm
January 31, 2019
Speaker Series
4:30 - 5:30pm

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.