Pre-K to 8th grade

Resources for budding environmental scientists and other early explorers.
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Resources for prospective undergraduate students

Whether you are a current UW student, a prospective transfer student or a future freshman currently in high school, UW Environment has a number of resources available to help you prepare for your future environmental major or career. Check out these tips for exploring and preparing through coursework and extracurricular activities, no matter what stage of your educational journey you’re at.

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Undergraduate majors

With an entire environment-focused College to explore, you’ll be able to try new things and discover the right fit in one of our seven majors.


Introductory courses at the College of the Environment are a great way to explore majors, expand your environmental knowledge and determine which career path perfect for you.

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Connect with an academic adviser or student ambassador

We want to hear from you! Academic advisers and student ambassadors are eager to answer your questions about the College of the Environment experience.

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Don’t miss out on updates, events and opportunities for future UW Environment students, sign-up to get our emails.

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Join us for Future Student Visit Day on August 17, 2018

If you are passionate about discovering how our world works, you belong at the College of the Environment. At UW Environment’s  Future Student Visit Day, high school juniors, seniors, and prospective transfer students are invited to explore College of the Environment majors, meet faculty, and hear from current students.

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Other opportunities to visit

Can’t make it to campus for Future Student Visit Day? Check our calendar of events for additional opportunities or plan your own visit experience.

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Apply to the University of Washington

Students looking to join the College of the Environment will need to apply for admission to the University of Washington first.


Declare a major in the College

Once you’re part of the University of Washington, you can declare a major by talking with one of our academic advisers.