Department of Environmental Studies, Huxley College of the Environment
The interdisciplinary program in Environmental Policy (Extension) is offered at off-site locations and prepares students to enter professional fields concerned with the sustainability of the human and natural environment. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote positive change by solving problems and implementing shared visions in both natural settings and urban communities. The Environmental Policy Emphasis concentrates in public policy development, sustainability, law and decision-making. Exact off site locations are listed in the Extended Education section of this catalog.
Why Consider an Extension Environmental Policy Major?
Environmental Lawyer | County Planner | Environmental Public Relations | Director of Non-Profit Organizations | Municipal government | Environmental Advocacy
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Applicants interested in the Environmental Policy (Extension), BA major, must be admitted to both Western Washington University and the Extension Program. Applicants must first complete either; a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) Associate Degree or the equivalent to Western Washington University’s General University Requirements. Students can decide to become an Environmental Policy major at any time. It is advantageous to plan for the major during your freshman or sophomore year, as prerequisite classes can be a part of earning your DTA. Contact the professional advisor for advising to complete the prerequisite courses while earning your DTA.
How to Apply to the Major:
Admission to the environmental policy major is a competitive process. To apply, students submit an application to Western Washington University and an application to Huxley on the Peninsulas that includes a 1-2 page essay describing your reasons for seeking to enter into the major. Environmental policy extension major applications are accepted only for fall quarter.
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Bluestein-Johnson, program manager, by phone 360-417-6521 or Nancy.Bluestein-Johnson@wwu.edu.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.