About

We live in an increasingly interconnected world, calling for skilled communication, cooperative decision making and a big-picture understanding of how humans interact with all natural environments, urban, rural and wild.

To understand these complexities, we must know, experience and engage. The University of Washington’s prime location enables students to do just this, visiting and learning in stunning natural and urban landscapes. Students in the Environmental Studies program learn from and listen to different scientific, cultural and political perspectives. They collaborate on pressing issues such as climate change, water, energy, food, policy and education. Through this work, they gain the skills and knowledge to inspire and lead change for an equitably sustainable future.

The Program on the Environment at the University of Washington has been at the leading edge of interdisciplinary learning and teaching since 1998, and is a unit within the College of the Environment. We offer a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Studies and a Minor in Environmental Studies. We invite you to contact us, visit and learn more about our program.