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 of

A retirement celebration for Bonnie Drewes to honor her more than 30 years at Western will be held from 3-5 p.m.on Thursday Jan. 31 in the Solarium, Old Main 590. 

Western Washington University is embarking on a new brand campaign, called “Make Waves,” which launched on Jan.

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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

February 21, 2019
Speaker Series
4:30 - 5:30pm

Upcoming Events

February 28, 2019
Speaker Series
4:30 - 5:30pm
March 7, 2019
Speaker Series
4:30 - 5:30pm
March 14, 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.