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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Huxley in the News

In the first of a two-part Q&A, WWU's Doug Clark (Geology) and John Rybczyk (Environmental Science) talk about their research and how their fieldwork is increasingly tied to some aspect...

Huxley in the News

Alia Khan, a brand new Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences in the Huxley College of the Environment (she started at Western in March), has spent almost every minute of her research...
Western Washington University Professor of Environmental Science Erika McPhee-Shaw will be chairing a prestigious Gordon Research Conference in Manchester, New Hampshire in June.
Western Washington University will build a new residence hall at its main campus.
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I hope to work on issues like fossil fuel divestment, world pollution levels, and waste management.
Kristen Tarr Class of 2018

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

April 25, 2019
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.