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

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2018-19 academic year.
More than 2,000 Western students graduated at the four commencement ceremonies held Friday and Saturday in Carver. Main speakers for the ceremonies were Pictionary creator Rob Angel,...
Brian Bingham has been named as director of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Western Washington University.
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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.
Torstenson 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

September 26, 2019
Speaker Series
3:30 - 3:30pm

Upcoming Events

October 3, 2019
Speaker Series
4:30 - 4:30pm
October 10, 2019
Speaker Series
4:30 - 4:30pm
October 17, 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.