Jul 12, 2024  
2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog 
2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog

Environmental Policy Minor

Department of Environmental Studies, College of the Environment

18-19 credits


This interdisciplinary minor, combined with an appropriate major, prepares students to enter professional fields concerned with the sustainability of the human and natural environment. The Environmental Policy minor ensures an introduction to the essential contents and skills that our major covers more thoroughly.

Why Consider an Environmental Policy Minor?

Do you want to develop knowledge and skills to promote positive change in the environment? Do you love identifying novel and practical ways of addressing stubborn problems related to human-environment interaction? Then Environmental Policy is the minor for you.

 Contact Information

Department Chair
Rebekah Paci-Green
Arntzen Hall 206

College of the Environment 
Professional Advisor

Kathryn Patrick
Environmental Studies 539

 Sample Careers

Environmental Lawyer | County Planner | Environmental Public Relations | Director of Non-Profit Organizations | Municipal Government

 Major/Career Resources


How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

To declare a minor, set up an appointment with a professional adviser on our Undergrad Academic Advising website cenv.wwu.edu/academic-advising, by visiting the College of the Environment Student Support office in Environmental Studies Building 539, or by calling 360-650-3520. 

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.