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

David Patrick has been named the interim dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for research at Western Washington University.
Western Washington University’s Scholars Week, an annual celebration of the research and scholarly work done by the university’s undergraduate and graduate students, is set for the week of...
Western Washington University's Resilience Institute is partnering with the City of Bellingham Office of Emergency Management and the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency...
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Huxley taught me how to be an independent thinker and not to be afraid to speak up and try new things.
Cassandra Torstenson Class of 2003

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

May 23, 2019
Speaker Series
4:30 - 4:30pm

Upcoming Events

May 30, 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.