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

Supply chain professional Deborah Dull, a Western Washington University alumna, will address WWU graduates and their families at the winter commencement ceremony March 23 at 9:45 a.m.
WWU’s senior Urban Transitions Studio (UTS) and Urban Planning and Sustainable Development program, in conjunction with the university’s Sustainable Communities Partnership, will present the...
Western Washington University's Window Magazine, produced by the Office of Communications and Marketing and edited by Mary Gallagher, recently won three awards at the CASE Region VIII...
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As a student at both Huxley and Fairhaven Colleges, I was able to take advantage of a wealth of resources to help me along the way.
Roby Ventres-Pake Class of 2014

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

Upcoming Events

April 11, 2019
Speaker Series
4:30 - 4:30pm
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.