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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 Sciences (B.S., M.S.)Department of Environmental Studies (B.A., B.A.E., M.A., M.Ed.) and the soon to be official, Department of Urban and Environmental Planning & Policy. Each department offers multiple majors; from urban planning and environmental policy to estuarine science and terrestrial ecology. 

We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and will continue to support the worldwide movements for civil rights and social justice, to end structural racism and to empower People of Color, Women, Immigrants, Indigenous, Disabled, and LGBTQI people as fully equal and fully safe members of our society. Read The Huxley College Solidarity Statement.

Huxley News

Research Recap for Feb. 26

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research across a variety of fields.

An intersection on Main street in Ferndale, Washington

Huxley's Urban Planning Students Win 2020 APA Award for Ferndale Project

Western’s senior Planning Studio class, offered as part of the Urban Planning and Sustainable Development Program (UPSD) in the Huxley College of the Environment, has earne

Western wins eight awards at latest CASE VIII competition

Western Washington University’s Division of University Relations and Marketing received top honors from the 2021 Best of CASE VIII Awards.

Student Stories

Portrait of Melissa Ruth smiling enthusiastically, wearing a tan safari hat and a blue jacket

I heard about Huxley through a family friend, and it seemed like the perfect school for someone who wants to do anything related to the environment.

Melissa Ruth

The Planet Magazine

Grey Wolf wandering in the forest near a stream

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. Students publish a quarterly environmental magazine in print version as well as online. The Planet class is advised by Warren Cornwall.

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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.

DefaultVeg 

Huxley College of the Environment’s mission is to address today's environmental issues and continue to support the worldwide movements for social justice. In order to align our food choices with these essential values, we adopt DefaultVeg as our food practice for all meetings and events hosted by the College, to shift our purchasing practices away from factory farming — a root cause of social injustice for humans, animals, and the environment.