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.

Our Mission

Huxley College of the Environment addresses today's environmental issues and prepares tomorrow's interdisciplinary problem solvers. We accomplish this mission by integrating outstanding educational programs, faculty-student collaboration, applied research, and professional and community service.

Our Vision

Huxley's integrative approach is designed to train students for creative, fulfilling careers in a changing world. Since its establishment in 1969, Huxley College has won national and international recognition for undergraduate and graduate programs that are continually refined to enhance practical, collaborative approaches to solving environmental problems. 

Like Earth Day, WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment recently celebrated our forty-fifth anniversary. Throughout our history, we have strived to embody the dictum of British scientist Thomas Henry Huxley, who said, “Learn what is true to do what is right.”

Your Impact

Your gifts to Huxley College of the Environment fund student-faculty research, tackle urgent building renovation and class space issues, ensure the success of underrepresented students, and of course, provide scholarships. Through your support, you help us ensure that students have the kinds of experiences that make a degree from Huxley College a unique and highly-regarded accomplishment.


In particular, we are seeking support for these initiatives:

  • Huxley Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund for Recruitment & Retention

  • Huxley Scholarship Fund

  • Huxley Speaker Series

Departments and Special Projects

We also encourage you to give to any of the departments, programs or institutes within Huxley College of the Environment:

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