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 natural and urban environments.

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 to listen to different perspectives and collaborate on pressing issues such as climate change, water, energy, food, policy and education. They gain the skills and knowledge necessary to inspire and lead change for a 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.