The Department of Environmental Studies

The mission of the Department of Environmental Studies is to affirm and work within the broader mission of Huxley College: integrating outstanding educational programs, faculty-student collaboration, applied research, and professional and community service. Many of our graduates go on to the environmental careers for which they trained, while others continue their studies in education, law, natural resource management, public administration, and urban planning and sustainable development.

Students, faculty, and staff in the Department of Environmental Studies examine interacting social and natural systems. Our curriculum, which creates direct dialogue between the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities, is designed to help students make the intellectual connections and gain the practical skills necessary for building socially and environmentally sustainable futures.

Through the integration of the natural sciences, social sciences, and allied professions, the Department of Environmental Studies at Huxley College endeavors to educate problem solvers who are able to meet the environmental challenges of our times.

For more information on our bachelor and graduate degree options, please see ENVS Majors, Minors, & Degrees.

General Contact Information

Department of Environmental Studies
Main Office - Arntzen Hall 217
Huxley College of the Environment
Western Washington University
516 High Street - MS 9085 * Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 650-3284 (Office) * (360) 650-7702 (Fax)

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