Wherever you are in your academic career, you can start preparing now for your environmental major or career.

Graphic showing different majors in the collegeFinding your path in the College of the Environment

At UW Environment you can explore the environment from the Earth’s core to outer space, using high- tech approaches to solve sustainability issues. Board a research ship to survey Pacific Ocean marine life. Trek into the Cascade Mountains to monitor volcanoes in the ancient Ring of Fire. Build computer models to predict how the climate is changing. Learn about natural resources from the communities who depend upon them. Not sure what you want to do? We get that. Try out a bunch of classes and experiences to find what you like. You’ll be challenged and supported.

Undergraduate majors

You can declare a major* in the College of the Environment at any time, starting on your first day of freshman year. See more than one major you like? College of the Environment majors can also be sampled as specially-designed minors (except Bioresource Science & Engineering). In addition, there are four interdisciplinary minors. You can learn more about these academic programs by exploring their websites and connecting with departmental academic advisers- expand the boxes below to see full listing information.

*Bioresource Science and Engineering is capacity constrained and students must apply to the major; Atmospheric Sciences has minimum requirements to declare the major.

Interdisciplinary minors

students in a lecture hallExplore amazing courses

Introductory courses are a great way to explore majors in the College or round out your schedule with an engaging elective. See teaching spaces and watch our faculty in action in videos highlighting some of our amazing courses.

Undergraduate Courses

Transfer students

Transfer students are an important part of the College of the Environment community. Resources specific to future transfer student applicants are available to help ensure a smooth transition.

Transfer student information

General education requirements

Students complete their major requirements and general education requirements, which expose them to a broad range of fields and areas of study within the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, applied sciences and technology.

General education requirements

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