The Department of Environmental Sciences

At the Huxley College Department of Environmental Sciences, our mission is to be a regional partner and national leader in environmental science and management, research and education. We also strive to provide information and training to both students and professionals in the environmental sciences.

The number of local, national and international issues addressed by programs of the Department of Environmental Sciences have proliferated.

Our goal is to train future leaders in the following areas:

  • Assess the causes and impacts of climate change.

  • Characterize marine and freshwater environmental services such as fisheries and water supplies.

  • Characterize terrestrial ecological services such as forestry, agriculture and the persistence of endangered species and inform management of these resources.

  • Risk assessment as a management tool.

  • Characterize the type and extent of impacts caused by chemical releases into the environment on living organisms.

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

General Contact Information

Department of Environmental Sciences
Main Office - ES 522
Huxley College of the Environment
Western Washington University
516 High Street - MS 9181 | Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 650-2844 (Office) * (360) 650-7284 (Fax)

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