College of the Environment Mission and Vision

Our Mission

The College of the Environment addresses today's environmental issues and prepares tomorrow's interdisciplinary problem solvers. We accomplish this mission by integrating outstanding educational programs, faculty-student collaboration, applied research, and professional and community service.

Our Vision

The College of the Environment's integrative approach is designed to train students for creative, fulfilling careers in a changing world. Since its establishment in 1969, the College of the Environment has won national and international recognition for undergraduate and graduate programs that are continually refined to enhance practical, collaborative approaches to solving environmental problems.

Like Earth Day, WWU’s College of the Environment celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2020.

Aerial photo of Western's campus taken from above the arboretum