UW Proposes College of the Environment


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University of Washington regents will vote next month on a proposal to create a new College of the Environment. If approved, the college could open its doors to students as early as fall 2009.

An article in the Seattle Times covers the proposal and explains the disciplines that would make up the new college:

Along with forestry, the new college would absorb the following departments and schools: Aquatic and Fishery Sciences; Atmospheric Sciences; Earth and Space Sciences; Marine Affairs; and Oceanography. It would create a new program: Environment, Society and Culture.

The college would have the ability to grant degrees at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels.

Looking to expand your mind? Environmental degree programs we've discussed previously on Worldchanging include the Bainbridge Graduate Institute and the Biomimicry Certificate Program. Locally, Western Washington University's Huxley College of the Environment offers undergraduate- and graduate-level studies in a range of environmental disciplines.

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