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Consistently ranked among the best nationally and internationally, UW College of the Environment is the largest college in the nation of its type. With eight majors, students interested in how our planet works can find their fit, get involved in research as undergraduates and tackle real-world challenges, all with the support of our award-winning faculty. Browse our catalog to learn more about our programs, opportunities and how the College of Environment will set you up to achieve your goals. Browse the all-College brochure and find your path.


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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.  Please note that the University of Washington runs on the quarter system.

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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 eight 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.

Upcoming introductory courses


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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Visit with us virtually!

While we can’t visit in-person we hope you’ll join us for our virtual events. Our pre-major advisor, Barbara Owens, is also happy to schedule virtual meetings to answer your questions.

Virtual Visit Days

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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.