Department of Environmental Studies, Huxley College of the Environment
Introduction/What is the Study of Disaster Risk Reduction?
Huxley College’s disaster reduction and emergency planning minor is designed to introduce the student to natural hazards, their impacts on society, and strategies for reducing these impacts. All students at Western may apply for admittance through the Department of Environmental Studies office at any time.
Why Consider a Disaster Risk Reduction Minor?
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Applicants should submit a WWU transcript and academic history, a WWU transfer equivalency report, if applicable, and a 500-word essay explaining how the minor would enhance the applicant’s major studies and career goals. Admission to the minor is competitive and space is limited.
A grade of C- or better is required for all students’ minor courses.