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

Western Washington University is the winner of an “ALL IN Challenge Best in Class” award for having the highest undergraduate voting rate at a large, public, four-year institution thanks to...
Each year, the state of Washington needs thousands more people prepared for jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) than our state’s universities can produce.
For fall quarter, Western Washington University’s total enrollment set another record, and both overall and first-year (freshman) enrollment of students of color is the highest in the history...
Portrait of Deven Vilar sitting on a concavity in sandstone, wearing a jean vest over a black hoodie, a black beanie, and black converse
My Huxley internship was with the Non-GMO Project. I would love to continue working with that awesome organization.
Vilar 2015

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.

Up Next

November 14, 2019
Speaker Series
4:30 - 4:30pm

Upcoming Events

November 20, 2019
4:00 - 4:00pm
John Scurlock
November 21, 2019
Speaker Series
4:30 - 4:30pm
(No Huxley Speaker)
November 28, 2019
Speaker Series
(All day) - (All day)

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.